The Bulgarian government has lifted all COVID-related travel restrictions for those entering the country.

Key Points:

  • As of May 1, individuals who are traveling to Bulgaria no longer face COVID-related travel restrictions.
  • Travelers are no longer required to show COVID-19 vaccination certificates, recovery certificates or medical examinations when entering the country. Travelers also no longer have to test for COVID-19 before or after arrival or undergo a mandatory quarantine.
  • Authorities have lifted the entry ban on foreign nationals from all third-countries.

Additional Information: In case of new virus variant, an “emergency brake” can be applied to the lifting of the COVID-19 travel restrictions. More information regarding the Bulgaria’s decision to lift COVD-19 travel restrictions is available here.

BAL Analysis: COVID-19 travel restrictions will no longer apply to those traveling to the Bulgaria. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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