Last checked: 18-07-2022

Bulgaria - Covid travel and national health rules, EU Digital Covid Certificate

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To ensure safe travel, EU countries have agreed on a co-ordinated approach to free movement restrictions in response to the coronavirus pandemic. EU rules now take into account your COVID-19 status as proved by a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate.

Information on travel and health measures in the EU is available online and provides travellers with up to date details of any special rules in place as well as data on infection rates.

Check for any specific measures that may apply when travelling to Bulgaria.

What are the rules to enter this country from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?

COVID-19 travel restrictions were lifted in Bulgaria. Providing proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or negative test results is not required.

 

Learn more:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs - travel info
Contact Point for Bulgaria:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs' 24/7 phone: +359 2 948 24 04 and email: crisis@mfa.bg
Useful contacts (in Bulgarian)


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You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

Documents you need to travel in Europe
Health cover for temporary stays

What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?

COVID-19 travel restrictions were lifted in Bulgaria. Providing proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or negative test results is not required.

 

Learn more:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs - travel info
Contact Point for Bulgaria:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs' 24/7 phone: +359 2 948 24 04 and email: crisis@mfa.bg
Useful contacts (in Bulgarian)


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You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

Documents you need to travel in Europe
Health cover for temporary stays

Can I transit this country?

COVID-19 travel restrictions were lifted in Bulgaria. Providing proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or negative test results is not required.

National health measures

Most COVID-19 health restrictions were lifted in Bulgaria.

Providing proof of full vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result to access public places is not required.

Learn more:
Bulgaria's Ministry of Health

Use of facemasks

Wearing facemasks is not required.

Quarantine

People with COVID-19 must quarantine for 10 days.

Close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases must quarantine for 7 days. If they were administered the booster vaccine dose, they can shorten the quarantine with a negative result to a molecular (PCR) test, performed after 72 hours.

National use of COVID-19 Certificates

Information on 'EU Digital COVID Certificates' issued in Bulgaria

Providing proof of full vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result is not required to access public places in Bulgaria.

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The 'EU Digital COVID Certificate' (EUDCC) is digital proof, valid in all EU countries, that a person has either been vaccinated against COVID-19, has recovered from COVID-19, or has received a negative test result. National authorities are responsible for issuing the certificate.

Learn more:
EUDCC - Questions & Answers
EUDCC - Factsheet

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