A temporary ban has been introduced for the entry into the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria of all persons, regardless of their nationality, through all border crossings, by air, sea, railway and road transport.
The ban does not apply to:
- Bulgarian citizens and persons with permanent status or long-term residence in Bulgaria, and members of their families;
- Nationals as well as persons holding a residence permit of Member States of the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom, Schengen Parties (including the Republic of San Marino, the Principality of Andorra, the Principality of Monaco and the Vatican City State) and members of their families;
- Citizens of Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, the United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, North Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Montenegro, Moldova, Israel, Kuwait, Belarus and Turkey.
Travelling from Bulgaria or returning to Bulgaria
Bulgarian citizens who are abroad or planning a trip are recommended to monitor the information, warnings and advice that the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs publish on their official websites.
Information on travel, as well as the travel risk index in different countries, can be found on the Website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Country specific advice is available at www.mfa.bg/bg/embassyinfo
Further details are available also here: Practical information for tourists - Covid-19
Rules and Exceptions
The entry rule is mainly based on nationality/residency, which sets if a traveller is authorised to enter the country. Additionally, only for authorised travellers, the location of departure defines if a PCR test is required or not. The country from which a traveller arrives is considered to be the country of departure, irrespective of his stay or transit through other countries during his journey.
Mandatory Travel Documentation
Documents you need to travel in Europe