Bulgaria

Borders are open with restrictions.

People must enter Bulgaria via Burgas (BOJ), Plovdiv (PDV), Sofia (SOF) or Varna (VAR). This rule doesn’t apply to people arriving from Romania and citizens of Greece, North Macedonia (Rep.), Romania, Serbia and Turkey, with a document certifying admission to an education institution in Bulgaria.

Passengers arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter except for nationals and residents of Bulgaria, and their family members.

People arriving from Afghanistan, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Isl., Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominican Rep., El Salvador, Georgia, Gibraltar, Guatemala, Jordan, Korea (Dem. People’s Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Montenegro, Panama, Paraguay, Saba, Seychelles, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts and Nevis, Suriname,Tajikistan, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Isl., Uruguay, USA, Virgin Isl. (British) or Zambia are not allowed to enter.

This rule doesn’t apply to:

  • citizens and residents of Bulgaria and their family members;
  • students with:
  • a “D” visa issued by Bulgaria;
  • a document certifying admission to an education institution in Bulgaria.

People arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom are not allowed to enter.

This rule doesn’t apply to:

  • citizens and residents of Bulgaria and their family members;
  • British citizens and their family members;
  • students with:
  • a “D” visa issued by Bulgaria;
  • a document certifying admission to an education institution in Bulgaria;
  • citizens and family members of citizens of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

People arriving from Afghanistan, Andorra, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Isl., Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Dominican Rep., El Salvador, Estonia, Faroe Isl., Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Jordan, Korea (Dem. People’s Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Saba, San Marino, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Isl., United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Virgin Isl. (British) or Zambia must have:

  • a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival, written in Latin characters, or
  • a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival.
    Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V.

This rule doesn’t apply to:

  • citizens and residents of Bulgaria and their family members. They are subject to quarantine for 10 days;
  • children under 12;
  • nationals of Greece, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Turkey with a document certifying admission to an education institution in Bulgaria.

People arriving from countries mentioned above could be subject to a COVID-19 antigen test upon arrival.

 

Arriving people could be subject to quarantine for 10 days.

This rule doesn’t apply to passengers arriving from a country other than Afghanistan, Andorra, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Isl., Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Dominican Rep., El Salvador, Estonia, Faroe Isl., Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Jordan, Korea (Dem. People’s Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Saba, San Marino, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Isl., United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Virgin Isl. (British) or Zambia with a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; and

  • a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival; or
  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.
  • Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V.
 

More details can be found here and here

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