Bulgaria: COVID-19 Travel Information

Information for flying from the UK to Bulgaria

This information is provided for customers flying to Bulgaria from the UK. From here you can see the latest infection numbers, entry requirements, travel restrictions, and availability for flights and hotels. Bulgaria Currently has a traffic light status of green (Get notified if this changes). and PCR entry test requirements are listed as: PCR Required, Should not be older than 72 hours(Book Online)Not Required

Bulgaria is currently the 37th most popular travel destination from the UK which is down 3 from last month.

Traffic Light Status: green

Please select your vaccination status below as this will change the entry restrictions and return requirements listed on this page.

Return to UK: Green Requirements

Passenger Locator Form Required
Pre-departure Test at Destination Required
Hotel Quarantine Not Required
Self-isolation Required until negative PCR result
Test to Release N/A
Antigen Testing On or before Day 2 after return to UK
Further PCR Testing Not Required

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Entry Requirements

Entry Status Closed from the UKClosed from the UK
Tests PCR Required, Should not be older than 72 hours(Book Online)Not Required
Quarantine 10 days (Self Quarantine)10 days (Self Quarantine)

Additional Restrictions

Mask Required in some cases
Public Transportation Operating
Restaurants Open
Disclaimer: The information on this page is provided by a third-party and therefore we can not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information. It is imperative that you confirm entry restrictions, either from the UK Government website, or your travel operator.
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Current Time in Sofia: 08 Dec 2021 04:39 am
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1 Pound Sterling (GBP) = 2.30 Bulgarian Lev (BGN)
DownDown 3 from last month
Current Travel Popularity: 37/230
UK to Bulgaria

COVID-19 Statistics

Total Cases 707,885
New Cases 2,299
Population 6,873,511
Last Updated 08 Dec 2021 02:29am

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Bulgaria's borders are open for some countries, while some domestic restrictions are introduced again. Bulgaria is under SOE until November 30th.

Can I travel to Bulgaria?

  • Citizens and residents of most EU and Schengen member countries can travel to Bulgaria.
  • Arrivals from third-countries that are not considered red are permitted if tested, recovered or vaccinated.
  • Travel from South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Namibia, and Zimbabwe is banned.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to Bulgaria?

  • Those arriving from green countries, without test results or proof of vaccination, will be required to self-quarantine until testing negative.
  • Permitted arrivals from red countries will be required to self-quarantine for 10 days, regardless of test results.
  • Individuals can shorten quarantine by presenting a negative PCR test taken within 24 hours after the arrival.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Bulgaria?

  • Anyone entering Bulgaria will be required to present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours, or get tested within 24 hours of arrival.
  • Arrivals who are fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 are exempt.

Is public transportation open in Bulgaria?

Public transportation in Bulgaria is operating.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Bulgaria?

Restaurants, cafes and bars in Bulgaria are open, in a limited capacity.

All indoor activities such as restaurants and cafes require a "green certificate" to prove they are vaccinated.

Are businesses and attractions open in Bulgaria?

Non-essential businesses and attractions in Bulgaria are open with capacity limitations.

All indoor activities such as shopping malls, gyms and cinemas require a "green certificate" to prove they are vaccinated.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Bulgaria?

Wearing a face mask is required in enclosed public places.

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