Due to Omicron concerns, Bulgaria closed borders to most EU countries after updating its list of epidemiologically safe and hazardous nations. The list defines what entry regulations apply to visitors from specific countries.
According to the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the majority of nations are on the red list, which means that visitors from these countries face stricter entry requirements.
Most EU Countries Are in Bulgaria’s Red Category
These are the countries currently on Bulgaria’s red list:
Visitors from red list countries cannot enter Bulgaria unless they fall into one of the following categories:
Those in the last category can enter the country by showing a PCR test taken three days before departure, as well as a certificate of immunization, recovery, or the EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate.
Green List Countries Are Not Subject to Testing and Quarantine if Vaccinated or Recovered
Only Vatican City and Romania are now included in the green category, which represents epidemiologically low-risk countries. While Bulgaria closed borders to most EU countries, arrivals from the green group don’t need to get tested or quarantine if they produce a vaccination or recovery certificate.
The press release reads, “In the absence of the aforementioned documents, the person shall be quarantined for ten days at home or in another place of accommodation where he/she has indicated that he/she will reside.”
Arrivals from the orange category, which covers all nations not on the red or green lists, are subject to a similar restriction. What’s more, border health authorities test around 5% of arrivals from orange zones for Covid-19 using a lateral flow test.
According to WHO data, 485 people died in Bulgaria in the last seven days due to Covid-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 31,375. Besides, there have been 770,001 infections documented in Bulgaria, with 25,703 reported in the last seven days.