Bulgaria travel alerts

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The travel advice is Do not travel to Bulgaria. Get travel alerts and advice before travelling to Bulgaria. Bulgaria is part of Europe with main city at Sofia. Its Developed country with a population of 7M people. The main currency is Bulgarian Lev. The languages spoken are Bulgarian.
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🛡️ Travel safety for Bulgaria

Do not travel

March 30, 2020

We now advise all not to travel overseas at this time including to Bulgaria. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. The Bulgarian Government has proclaimed a state of emergency and has temporarily closed the borders to all non-EU citizens until 17 April. This period may be extended. Airlines have reduced the number of flights in and out of Bulgaria. The Ministry of Health has announced a ban on entry into Bulgaria of citizens from high-risk countries (See Travel section). This list may change at short notice. If you are displaying symptoms of the virus, you may be placed under quarantine. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Bulgaria.

🚨 Travel Alert for Bulgaria

Issued date: March 25, 2020

1. Passengers not arriving from Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Sweden are not allowed to enter Bulgaria.

- This does not apply to nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden.

- This does not apply to family members of nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden.

- This does not apply to passengers and their families with a permanent or long term residence permit issued by Bulgaria.

- This does not apply to nationals of France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and their family members when they transit through Bulgaria to return to their country of residence.

- This does not apply to passengers with a British passport and their family members when they transit through Bulgaria to return to their country of residence.

- This does not apply to the following passengers:

a. health care professionals, health researchers and elderly care professionals;

b. transport personnel engaged in the carriage of goods, crews of aircraft engaged in commercial air transport and other transport personnel as necessary;

c. diplomats, officials of international organizations, military personnel and humanitarian workers in the performance of their duties;

d. persons traveling for humanitarian reasons; third-country nationals who hold a long-term residence permit in an EU Member State and pass through Bulgaria in order to return to their country of residence and residence.

2. Nationals of Bulgaria arriving from risky countries are requested to observe a 14-day quarantine period.

3. All arriving passenger from Italy at Sofia airport (SOF) must fill out a questionnaire in the presence of a health inspector.

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Last updated: March 25, 2020