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Travelban, new rules and unexpected flying restrictions:

Latest country restrictions:

Total doses
given
4.6M
People fully
vaccinated
2.1M
% Fully
vaccinated
30.58%
Movement Restrictions:
Ban on entry and exit of all people who are in the territory of the city of Bansko (ski resort - there were cases of Covid in British citizen- adult and child). Those with permanent or current address in the city of Bansko can return home by 20.00h of 18. 03.2020. Exception concerns only employees of regional health directorates; police; and medical specialists working in emergency health care or other health care facilities; and pharmaceutical specialists working in the city (amendment as of 18.03.2020). All people in the city are considered to be under quarantine for the duration of 14...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
4.6M
People fully
vaccinated
2.1M
% Fully
vaccinated
30.58%
Public Place:
Visiting patients in hospitals will not be allowed.
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
4.6M
People fully
vaccinated
2.1M
% Fully
vaccinated
30.58%
Public Place:
Care home restriction: regions with confirmed cases end date; 29/03/2020.
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
4.6M
People fully
vaccinated
2.1M
% Fully
vaccinated
30.58%
Public Place:
Gathering of max 2 elderly people.
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
4.6M
People fully
vaccinated
2.1M
% Fully
vaccinated
30.58%
Public Place:
Closure of all restaurants/cafes; bars; only take away food and home delivery; extended till 31 January 2021. Exception - restaurants in hotels can operate in limited hours (06.00-22.00) and 50% occupancy. From 1 March visits to restaurants and cafes are allowed with 50% occupancy capacity; 1.5m distance between chairs (between neighbouring tables) and requirement for wearing of face masks for the personnel. Bars; discos and nigh clubs remain closed.
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
4.6M
People fully
vaccinated
2.1M
% Fully
vaccinated
30.58%
Public Place:
National until 29.03.2020: ban on visits to play houses; discotheques; bars; restaurants; fast food restaurants; pubs; cafeteria and big shopping centres; except banks; insurance offices; food stores and pharmacies (in these shopping centres). Restaurants and fast food bars can deliver food in homes by strictly following sanitary and hygiene requirements.
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
4.6M
People fully
vaccinated
2.1M
% Fully
vaccinated
30.58%
Public Place:
Closure of shopping malls (except for food stores; pharma; bank office and offices for payment of communal fees); extended till 31 January 2021. From 1 February 2021; visits to shopping malls are allowed (children under 18 years of age are allowed only with accompanying parent).
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
4.6M
People fully
vaccinated
2.1M
% Fully
vaccinated
30.58%
Public Place:
National measures until 29.03.2020: ban on visits to play houses; discotheques; bars; restaurants; fast food restaurants; pubs; cafeteria and big shopping centres; except banks; insurance offices; food stores and pharmacies (in these shopping centres). Restaurants and fast food bars can deliver food to homes by strictly following sanitary and hygiene requirements. 18 May: Opening of shopping centres (with the exception of playing halls; bars and restaurants in-doors in these centres) .
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
4.6M
People fully
vaccinated
2.1M
% Fully
vaccinated
30.58%
Public Place:
18 May: Opening of fitness halls (up to 10 people indoors) instructions published by the minister of youth and sport.
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
4.6M
People fully
vaccinated
2.1M
% Fully
vaccinated
30.58%
Public Place:
Fitness halls closed. 18 May 2020: Opening of fitness halls (up to 10 people indoors) instructions published by the minister of youth and sport.
More information
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
4.6M
People fully
vaccinated
2.1M
% Fully
vaccinated
30.58%
Movement Restrictions:
Travel ban to entry BG; except for BG citizens; citizens from EU/EEA; UK and Schengen agreement countries; as well as from listed 3rd countries; and specific exceptions (e.g. medical professionals; truck drivers; transit passengers for neighbouring non EU countries; seasonal workers; humanitarian workers; etc.).
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
4.6M
People fully
vaccinated
2.1M
% Fully
vaccinated
30.58%
Movement Restrictions:
Ban on entry of people and vehicles from Turkey (neighbouring country) with some specifically listed exceptions.
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
4.6M
People fully
vaccinated
2.1M
% Fully
vaccinated
30.58%
Quarantine:
For truck drivers who will not unload and leave the country immediately; the quarantine of 14 days is applied. For truck drivers who are not BG citizens; but citizens of listed countries or are coming from one of the listed countries should unload the goods and leave no later than 24 hours. Update 01/12: Continuously amended list; check latest updates through links provided.
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
4.6M
People fully
vaccinated
2.1M
% Fully
vaccinated
30.58%
Quarantine:
Citizens from listed 3rd countries who are allowed to enter BG should must show PCR negative text performed max 72 hours prior to the entry time; if not they are subjected to 14 days quarantine.
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
36.1M
People fully
vaccinated
12M
% Fully
vaccinated
68.08%
Other:
Measures to follow social distancing in and around shops. Shops can be forcefully shut-down if they don't follow the rules. Including: 1.5 m distance between; 1 customer per 10 m2; delivery only until front door; maximal hygiene especially pinterminal; stop samples for tasting/testing. Staff in close contact with customers should check their temperature each morning. During the lockdowns all non-essential shops had to be closed entirely; except for deliveries or take-away.
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None