From Friday, January 7, those arriving in Bulgaria from countries in the “red zone” will be admitted to Bulgaria upon presentation of a valid digital EU COVID certificate for vaccination or disease, or a similar document, but at the same time with a negative PCR test of up to 72 hours before entering the country.
This was ordered by the Minister of Health Prof. Asena Serbezova with her order issued today.
Bulgarian citizens and persons with the status of permanent or long-term residence in Bulgaria and members of their families who do not present any of the above documents (for vaccination or illness, as well as a negative PCR test result) are allowed on the territory of the country. They are subject to a mandatory 10-day quarantine without revocation.
Bulgarian citizens and persons with the status of permanent or long-term residence on the territory of Bulgaria and members of their families who present only one of the mentioned documents are also placed under a 10-day quarantine.
In this case, the quarantine may be lifted if the person presents a negative result from a PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours after arrival in the country.
An updated list of countries by color zone will come into force on Friday, January 7. The “green zone” includes Romania. The “orange zone” includes Austria, Hungary and Luxembourg. The “red zone” includes Argentina, the United States, Canada, Australia, Finland, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Montenegro, Malta and others.
The full text of the order and the list of countries by color zones can be seen on the website of the Heath Ministry.