Bulgaria reopens to medical and health travellers

Bulgaria has decided not to wait for the EU Digital COVID Certificate, which is expected to launch by July, and has declared the country open for tourism effective immediately. Medical travellers, health tourists and general tourists from over 80 countries are now welcome.

There are a few entry requirements but travellers can pick the one that best suits their situation.

Bulgaria is giving visitors three options for how they can safely enter the country. Tourists can choose one of the following:

  1. Negative Covid Test: PCR or Antigen accepted. Proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival, or a negative antigen test taken within 48 hours of arrival.
  2. Proof of Recovery: A positive PCR or antigen test, taken 15-180 days before entry to prove a recent recovery from the virus.
  3. Proof of Vaccination: 14 days must have passed from the final shot. Passengers can be fully vaccinated with: J&J, Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Sputnik, and Coviesheild.

Bulgaria is now open for medical tourists and health tourists from countries that are traditionally the main source of business, including:

  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Croatia
  • Greece
  • Kosovo
  • Montenegro
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia