A temporary ban on entering the territory of Bulgaria will be introduced from tomorrow, December 1st, and will be valid until January 31st. This was issued by an order by the Minister of Health Prof. Kostadin Angelov.
The order states that the ban applies to all people, regardless of their nationality, and to all border crossings, by air, sea, rail and road.
The ban does not apply to Bulgarian nationals, nationals of Member States of the European Union, the United Kingdom, Schengen countries (including San Marino, Andorra, Monaco and Vatican City); citizens of Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, the United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Northern Macedonia, Serbia, Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Montenegro, Moldova, Israel, Kuwait, Belarus and Turkey; people with permanent status or long-term residence on the territory of Bulgaria and the members of their families; people holding a Bulgarian long-stay visa type “D”, as well as people holding a residence permit in a Member State of the European Union, the United Kingdom or in a Schengen country and their family members.
The ban also does not apply to medical professionals, social workers, medical researchers, transport staff, country officials, people travelling for humanitarian reasons, military personnel, seasonal agricultural and tourism workers, frontier workers, etc.
All people authorised to enter the country and arriving from Member States of the European Union, the United Kingdom, from Schengen countries, the Australian Union, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, the United Arab Emirates, Serbia and Turkey shall be admitted to the territory of Bulgaria without the need to present a document showing a negative result from a COVID-19 test.
All people who are allowed to enter the country and who arrive from third countries other than those mentioned above can enter Bulgaria upon submission of a document showing a negative result of a COVID-19 test conducted up to 72 hours before entry. The document must contain the names of the person, data about the laboratory that performed the test (name, address or other contact details), date on which the test was performed, method (PCR) and negative result (Negative) written in Latin.
Bulgarian citizens and people with the status of permanent or long-term residence on the territory of Bulgaria who are travelling from a third country other than the mentioned above and who do not present a document showing a negative result shall be quarantined for a period of 10 days.
The full text of the order can be found on the site of the Ministry of Health.