• MasksRequired
  • COVID TestPCR required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen
  • QuarantineFor some origins
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: May 3, 2021
Reviewed: May 3, 2021
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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
  • Transit flights through Bulgaria are subject to the same limitations.

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.

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.


  1. https://bg.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
  2. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/bulgaria
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