Covid-19: Bulgaria is updating country color coding


The Minister of Health of the caretaker Stoicho Katsarov has issued an order updating the color coding of the countries according to their Covid-19 situation, which sets the rules for arrivals from these countries in Bulgaria.

The rules for arrivals, according to the color coding of a country, can be found in English with this link.

The regulation, which comes into force on July 8th, classifies the following countries as green zones:

Austria, Germany, Estonia, Iceland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Finland, Croatia, Denmark, Italy, Slovenia, France, Norway, San Marino, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City.

It is forbidden to arrive in Bulgaria from countries in the Red Zone certain exceptions.

Countries in the red zone are India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar (Burma), Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, Seychelles, Namibia, Turmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Colombia, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil , Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Suriname, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Cuba and the Dominican Republic.

Countries with which Bulgaria has a mutual agreement on free movement: Romania, Czech Republic.

Countries where there is information about a significant negative change in the epidemic situation in the country or in some of its territories and therefore specific anti-epidemic measures in relation to arrivals consist of them: Russia, Spain, Cyprus

Entry from these three countries is permitted up to 72 hours before entry into Bulgaria upon presentation of a valid EU Covid-19 certificate or a similar document with a negative result of the PCR test.

The order states that all countries that are not in a green or red zone are classified as an orange zone.

(Sofia airport photo: Ministry of Interior)

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