Bulgaria is opening its borders and giving up quarantine for citizens of most European countries
From 1 June, Bulgaria will open its borders and give up quarantine for citizens of most European countries. On Friday evening, Health Minister Kiril Ananiev signed a ministerial order on opening the borders.
Ananiev's order includes a list of those who can enter Bulgaria without being quarantined: Bulgarian citizens, citizens of the Member States of the European Union, citizens of the Schengen countries (including the Republic of San Marino, the Principality of Andorra, the Principality of Monaco and the Vatican City State), citizens of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Northern Macedonia, family members of Bulgarian citizens, persons who are in real cohabitation with a Bulgarian citizen and foreigners with permanent or long-term residence in Bulgaria and their family members.
In addition to those listed above, the territory of Bulgaria may also include: researchers, doctors and medical specialists; suppliers of medical equipment and medicines; employees in the transport area (freight and passengers); foreign officials and dignitaries, members of diplomatic delegations, officials of world organizations.
Those subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon entry into Bulgaria are all from the United Kingdom, Sweden, Belgium, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Malta, Italy and all non-EU countries except Serbia and Northern Macedonia.
Consequently, from June 1, Romanian citizens could travel to Bulgaria. The problem is to return to the country, where we still have the law of isolation at home for 14 days. We hope that the authorities in Bucharest will do something about this, at least sign for the green corridor Bulgaria, Greece (Greece opens borders for citizens of 29 countries after June 15), Serbia.