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Bulgaria coronavirus travel restrictions

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The travel advice is Do not travel to Bulgaria. Bulgaria is Open with restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions 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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๐Ÿšจ Travel Advice for Bulgaria

Open with restrictions

for travel
International travel to Bulgaria is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Vaccinated traveller exceptions

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, are exempt from testing requirements.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.

EU Digital COVID Certificate

Travelers may provide their EU Digital Certificate in paper or digital format as proof of vaccination, negative test result, or previous recovery. Health documents provided this way will not require further verification on arrival.
Full details on the EU Digital Certificate, including how EU residents can access their certificate, can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificateen

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on arrival. Alternatively, negative rapid antigen test results taken within 48 hours before arrival will also be accepted.
Travelers may instead provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. This will require proof of a positive PCR or rapid antigen test result, taken within at least 11 days and no more than 180 days before arrival.
Citizens and residents arriving without any of the requirements above will be required to undergo a 10-day self-quarantine. This period may be shortened if a PCR or antigen test is taken within 24 hours of arrival and a negative result is confirmed and submitted to the director of the respective regional health inspection.

Testing on arrival

Arrivals are subject to random rapid antigen testing at the airport.
For more details COVID Portal, Bulgaria

Government measures

The ''Emergency Epidemic'' situation and preventative health measures remain in place. Public events, seminars, exhibitions, and sporting events are allowed at 50% capacity. Participation in these events is only for people who can present a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior, proof of recovery, or vaccination certificate. Updated details can be found in Bulgarian at https://coronavirus.bg/bg/merki/ogranichitelni-merki

Use of masks

Face masks are required in all public spaces when it is not possible to maintain a social distance of 1.5 meters. The use of face shields, scarves, or other face coverings as an alternative to face masks are not permitted.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating with limits to capacity in place.

Restaurants

Restaurants are open at 50% capacity to allow for social distancing.

Bars

Bars are open until 11 pm with seating limited to 6 people per table. Entry is only allowed for people who can present a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior, proof of recovery, or vaccination certificate.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Shops and services are open limits to capacity and with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

On return

Vaccinated traveller exceptions

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, do not require an essential reason to enter and are exempt from quarantine and mandatory testing on arrival requirements. Vaccinated travelers must still provide a pre-departure test and may be randomly selected to be tested on arrival. Travelers are also required to have a suitable quarantine plan in place for 14 days even when seeking the fully vaccinated exemption.
Proof of vaccination must be uploaded on the 'ArriveCAN' application. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure and supporting documentation must be in English, French, or with a certified translation. Further information can be found at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada#determine-fully

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative test result, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be presented on departure.
Further information on the testing requirements, such as types of tests accepted, can be found at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/flying-canada-checklist/covid-19-testing-travellers-coming-into-canada?utmcampaign=gac-amc-covid-20-21&utmsource=travel-covidtravel-restrictionsflying&utmmedium=redirect&utmcontent=en#getting-tested

Testing on arrival

A molecular test will be administered on arrival and travelers will be provided COVID-19 at-home specimen collection kits which must be taken on day 8 of the quarantine period. The kit contains information on how to collect, store and ship the samples.
Travelers may register for the test on arrival at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/flying-canada-checklist/covid-19-testing-travellers-coming-into-canada?utmcampaign=gac-amc-covid-20-21&utmsource=travel-covidtravel-restrictionsflying&utmmedium=redirect&utmcontent=en#register

Travel restriction details for Bulgaria

๐Ÿšซ Destination No quarantine
๐Ÿ›ฌ Return Quarantine required
๐Ÿ–๏ธ Some Visitors
๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
๐Ÿ›๏ธ Open shopping
๐ŸšŒ Operational transport
๐Ÿ“… events Partially Allowed

๐Ÿ”’ Lockdown Details for Bulgaria

With regard to the introduced anti-epidemic measures on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria:
Order โ„– RD-01-647 of 29.07.2021 for the introduction of temporary anti-epidemic measures on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria, amended. and ext. with Order โ„– RD-01-712 of 19.08.2021 and Order โ„– RD-01-745 of 31.08.2021
I . The following temporary anti-epidemic measures are introduced on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria as of September 1, 2021 to September 10, 2021:
1 . Conducting face-to-face group classes in language centers, educational centers and other training centers and schools organized by legal entities and individuals is allowed subject to a physical distance of at least 1.5 m, wearing face masks, hand hygiene, regular airing every hour and disinfection.
2 . Visits to children's centers, clubs and others providing organized group services for children are allowed when using no more than 50% of the room capacity and wearing protective face masks by staff.
3 . The holding of congress-conference events, seminars, competitions, trainings, team building, exhibitions and other public events in present form is allowed when using not more than 50% of the capacity of the room in which they are held, subject to physical distance from the most -a little 1.5 m. and wearing protective face masks by all participants.
4 . The holding of cultural and entertainment events (festivals, cinemas, theaters, circus performances, stage events, concerts, museums, galleries, libraries, classes in dance, creative and musical arts) is allowed when using no more than 50% of the capacity of the premises , observance of a physical distance of at least 1.5 m., wearing protective face masks and use only on seats (for concerts, festivals, theaters, circus performances and other stage events).
5 . Conducting sports competitions with an audience is allowed when occupying no more than 50% of the seats, observing a physical distance of at least 1.5 m and wearing protective face masks.
6 . Visits to fitness centers, gyms and clubs, swimming pools and complexes, balneotherapy (medical SPA) centers, SPA centers, wellness centers and thalassotherapy centers are allowed when using no more than 50% of their capacity and observing physical distance from the most -a little 1.5 m.
7 . Visits to restaurants and entertainment within the meaning of Art. 124 of the Tourism Act, gambling halls and casinos are allowed when using no more than 50% of their capacity and wearing protective masks for a person by the staff.
7a . The introduced anti-epidemic measure under items 2 - 7, limiting to 50% the possibility to use the capacity of the premises (places) of the sites, respectively the activities to which it refers, may not be applied under the following conditions:
(a) 100% of the staff at the site / person involved in the event have been vaccinated or have suffered from COVID-19 or have had a negative result from a polymerase chain reaction test for COVID-19 carried out up to 72 hours before entering the site / start of the event, certified with valid documents for vaccination, illness or examination within the meaning of Order โ„– RD-01-645 of 28.07.20201 of the Minister of Health and
b) the manager of the site / organizer of the event has made a decision and has created the necessary organization for admission to the site, respectively of the event only to persons who:
(aa) have been vaccinated or have suffered from COVID-19, certified by valid documents for vaccination or illness within the meaning of Order โ„– RD-01-645 of 28.07.20201 of the Minister of Health, or
bb) present a negative result from a study conducted up to 72 hours before entering the site / beginning of the event by the method of polymerase chain reaction for COVID-19, certified by a valid document according to Order โ„– RD-01-645 of 28.07.20201 of the Minister of healthcare.
7b . The heads of sites, respectively the organizers of events under item 7a shall notify the respective regional health inspection of the decision taken.
7c . The regional health inspectorates shall create and maintain a list of the sites and activities under item 7a for the purposes of the control exercised by them.
8 . All natural and legal persons who own or manage commercial, administrative or other sites that provide services to citizens, create an organization to control the number of customers in the site, not allowing more than 1 person per 8 square meters.
9 . In all markets, markets and bazaars, an organization is created for one-way traffic and providing a distance of at least 1.5 m between visitors. Workers and visitors are required to wear a face mask.
  1. Employers and recruitment bodies to organize the work process of employees in remote form (teleworking / home work), where possible, allowing the present work of a maximum of 50% of the staff.

10a . Employers and appointment bodies in all administrations within the meaning of Art. 1 of the Administration Act organize the work process of the employees, as:
(a) establish working hours with variable limits and the start of the working day between 7.30 and 10 am, unless this is not possible depending on the nature of the work, and
(b) assign remote work to at least 50% of staff, unless this is not possible depending on the nature of the work
11 . Visits to outsiders / visits to hospital facilities are prohibited, except for:
(a) visits to patients in the terminal stage;
b) visits to patients with a hospital stay of more than 5 days - at the discretion of the treating physician regarding the patient's state of health and the risk of infection with COVID-19.
  1. During visits to outsiders / visits to medical establishments for hospital care under item 11, letters โ€œaโ€ and โ€œbโ€, all anti-epidemic measures shall be observed, including the wearing of protective masks for a person, and no more than one patient visitor.

  1. The prohibition under item 11 shall not apply to the control bodies in carrying out their control activity.

14 . In the specialized institutions for providing social services and those for residential-type social services for children and adults, visits to outsiders are allowed exceptionally and at the discretion of the director of the institution in compliance with the introduced anti-epidemic measures and submission of a declaration by the visitor that no is in contact with infectious patients, has no signs of acute respiratory disease and will comply with the anti-epidemic measures introduced on the territory of the institution. The restriction does not apply to the control bodies in carrying out their control activity.
II . The activities that have not been suspended or prohibited by this order shall be carried out in compliance with all anti-epidemic measures introduced by Order โ„– RD-01-743 of 31.08.2021 of the Minister of Health.
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๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety for Bulgaria

Do not travel

Bulgarian authorities have extended the epidemic state of emergency until at least the end of April 2021. Travellers from countries with higher COVID-19 risk may be denied entry to Bulgaria. Travellers must have a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken no more than 72 hours before arriving in country and may be subject to quarantine measures (see โ€˜Travelโ€™). We continue to advise: Do not travel to Bulgaria due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.
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