Travel Visa and Covid Requirements

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Travel Visa

For the most up-to-date information regarding visas to enter Bulgaria visit: https://www.mfa.bg/en/services-travel/consular-services/travel-bulgaria/visa-bulgaria

  1. A valid U.S. passport is required for U.S. citizens. Your U.S. passport must be valid for at least three (3) months from the expected date of departure from Bulgaria. U.S. citizens may stay in Bulgaria for a total of 90 days within any six-month period without a Bulgarian visa. This law is strictly enforced. Travelers who have been in the country for 90 days and then leave will not be able to re-enter Bulgaria before the six-month period expires. Please plan and apply for your visa early.  US Government page for travel advisories for Bulgaria: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Bulgaria.html
  2. Citizens with a Schengen visa do not a Bulgarian entry visa for stays up to 90 days.
  3. For other countries, please contact the local consulate.

Covid Requirements – as of April 29, 2022 (For updated info visit: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information – U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria (usembassy.gov)

Currently, all travelers arriving to Bulgaria, regardless of the country of departure or their citizenship, can enter without quarantine if they present an EU Digital COVID Certificate showing that the person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, has received a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or antigen COVID test result conducted up to 72 hours before entering the country, or has recovered from COVID-19. Similar documents that contain the same data as the EU digital certificate, such as a U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Vaccination Record Card, are also accepted.

Travelers who do not present an EU Digital COVID Certificate or similar document will be allowed to enter but will be quarantined for a period of 10 days. Quarantine may be terminated if the traveler obtains a negative PCR or antigen test result performed not earlier than 72 hours following their arrival in Bulgaria. The quarantine is considered terminated the day after the negative result is registered in the National Information System for Combating COVID-19, which is done automatically after issuance by the laboratory.