Bulgaria requires quarantine for unvaccinated travelers from the United Kingdom and 52 other third countries

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The Bulgarian Ministry of Health has published the latest Coronavirus risk assessment, classifying countries into three categories (red, green and orange) based on their infection rate over the past two weeks.

However, regardless of the country of origin, travelers who have been previously vaccinated, recovered from the virus and those who have been tested and tested negative in the last few hours are allowed to enter Bulgaria without quarantine requirements. or testing. The same rule applies to all holders of EU COVID-19 digital certificates.

According to a press release issued by the Bulgarian authority, travelers arriving in Bulgaria from red zone countries must present a negative PCR test performed no later than 72 hours before arrival and be quarantined for ten days. The traveler may terminate quarantine within 24 hours of a negative PCR test result.

The countries on the red list of Bulgaria are:

  • Cipru
  • UK
  • Fiji
  • Georgia
  • Israel
  • Eswatini
  • Iran
  • Northern Macedonia
  • Montenegro
  • Kosovo
  • Kazahstan
  • United States of America
  • Saint Lucia
  • Kitts and Nevis
  • Ireland
  • Grenada
  • Serbia
  • Palestine
  • India
  • Bangladesh
  • Nepal,
  • Myanmar
  • Bhutan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Maldives
  • South Africa
  • Botswana
  • Tanzania
  • Seychelles
  • Namibia
  • Zambia
  • Oman
  • Malaezia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tajikistan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Mongolia
  • Columbia
  • Chile
  • Uruguay
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Paraguay
  • Bolivia
  • Peru
  • Suriname
  • Panama
  • Costa Rica
  • Guatemala
  • Belize
  • El Salvador
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic

The Bulgarian health authorities have described these countries as epidemiologically unsafe, according to the following criteria:

  • The 14-day infection rate per 100 inhabitants is greater than or equal to 000 per 500 inhabitants
  • There is not enough information about the country due to rare information updates, or the survey level is less than 300 samples per 100.000 inhabitants
  • The country has reported cases with other SARS-CoV-2 variants, and the rules imposed depend on the volume and level of coronavirus transmission.

Countries that are on the green list and that in the last 14 days have reported between 75 and 200 positive cases per 100.000 inhabitants or the positivity of the tests is equal to or less than 4% are:

  • Austria
  • Poland
  • Slovakia
  • Hungary
  • Finland
  • Norway
  • Vatican City
  • Czech Republic
  • Luxembourg
  • Romania
  • Denmark
  • Italy
  • Spania
  • Malta

Travelers from these countries do not have quarantine requirements and can only enter Bulgaria with a test result of up to 72 hours before arrival. If passengers do not meet this criterion, they may be subjected to a PCR test on arrival and must remain in quarantine until the test result is received.

Countries that have not been mentioned in any of the above lists are placed on the orange list and have similar rules to the countries on the green list.

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