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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 amber. and PCR entry test requirements are listed as: PCR required to enter

Bulgaria is currently the 32nd most popular travel destination from the UK which is down 12 from last month.

Traffic Light Status: amber

Return to UK: Amber Requirements

Passenger Locator Form Required
Pre-departure Test at Destination Required
Hotel Quarantine Not Required
Self-isolation 10 Days
Test to Release On Day 5*
PCR Testing On or before Day 2 after return to UK
Further PCR Testing Day 8

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Current Time in Sofia: 21 Jun 2021 09:01 am
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Currently in Sofia it is 19ยฐC with clear sky
1 Pound Sterling (GBP) = 2.28 Bulgarian Lev (BGN)
DownDown 12 from last month
Current Travel Popularity: 32/230

Entry Requirements

Tests PCR required to enter (Book Online)
Quarantine For some origins

Additional Restrictions

Mask Required
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.
UK to Bulgaria

COVID-19 Statistics

Total Cases 421,032
New Cases 27
Population 6,897,668
Last Updated 21 Jun 2021 07:00am

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Bulgaria's borders are open for some countries, while some domestic restrictions are introduced again.

Can I travel to Bulgaria?

  • Citizens and residents of the following countries can travel to Bulgaria, with restrictions on some arrivals:

    • EU countries
    • Schengen countries
    • Albania ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
    • Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ
    • Belarus ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ
    • Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
    • Georgia ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช
    • Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
    • Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต
    • Kosovo ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
    • Kuwait ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผ
    • Moldova ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
    • Montenegro ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ช
    • New Zealand ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
    • North Macedonia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
    • Serbia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ
    • South Korea ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
    • Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
    • Tunisia ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ
    • Turkey ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
    • Ukraine ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
    • United Kingdom ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
    • United Arab Emirates ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช
    • Uruguay ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ
    • United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • Transit flights through Bulgaria are subject to the same limitations.
  • Travelers from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Brazil, and several African countries, including South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe, are banned from entry

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

  • All arrivals to Bulgaria without test results, will be required to self-quarantine for 10 days.
  • It is possible to get tested within 24 hours of arrival, to avoid quarantine.
  • Permitted arrivals from any country in Africa, as well as India, Bangladesh and Brazil, are required to self-quarantine for 10 days, regardless of test results.

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 form COVID-19 are exempt.
  • Arrivals from Romania are exempt from test requirement.

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 limited capacity.

Are businesses and attractionsย open in Bulgaria?

  • Non-essential businesses in Bulgaria are open.
  • Cinemas, theaters, museums, galleries and swimming pools are open as well.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Bulgaria?

Wearing a face mask is required in enclosed public places.


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