Covid Test for Bulgaria

If you are travelling from the UK to Bulgaria, it is essential to have the right health certification. Medicspot offers Covid testing and fit to fly certification, allowing you to confidently travel to Bulgaria.

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As of 21 May 2021, the FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Bulgaria based on the current assessment of Covid-19 risks.

Bulgaria is on the amber list for entering England. If you’re planning to return to the UK from Bulgaria, you’re required to take an antigen test from a government-listed service provider like Medicspot. Details on how to buy a Covid-19 antigen test can be found here.

Covid-19 antigen tests are not accepted for those travelling to Bulgaria from the UK. Alternatively, you can test for Covid-19 using one of our PCR test kits which must be taken within 72 hours before departing the UK. Failure to provide a negative Covid-19 test may result in travellers being refused entry to Bulgaria.

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Can I travel to Bulgaria?

As of 17 May 2021, there is no longer a legal restriction or permitted reason required to travel internationally. A traffic light system for international travel has now been introduced. Please see the government website for more information.

UK citizens can travel to Bulgaria, however the FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Bulgaria. Further information can be found on travel to Bulgaria can be found on the government website.

Which Coronavirus test(s) do I need to travel to Bulgaria?

From 1 May 2021, all UK travellers to Bulgaria must present a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours before entry into Bulgaria or a rapid antigen test performed up to 48 hours before entry.

In addition to this, you are required to provide one of the following: a vaccination certificate indicating an approved vaccine schedule has been completed at least 14 days before arrival, a document showing a positive result from a PCR or rapid antigen test for people who have recovered from Covid-19. This must be dated at least 15, but no more than 180 days before arrival.

Further information can be found on the Bulgarian government website.

What are the quarantine rules upon entering Bulgaria?

Arrivals to Bulgaria, with the exception of those arriving from India, Bangladesh, Brazil and several African countries, are not required to quarantine if they have provided a negative PCR test result taken up to 72 hours before arrival. The negative result must specifically mention it was a PCR test to be accepted by Bulgarian authorities.

How much does a Covid-19 test cost for travel to Bulgaria?

If you are travelling to Bulgaria, a Covid-19 test costs £149. This covers the PCR test as well as a Fit to Fly certificate.

Are Medicspot Covid tests approved by Bulgaria?

Yes, Medicspot tests and Fit to Fly certificates are universally recognised by both Bulgarian airlines and the Bulgarian government.

What documentation will I get following my Covid test to meet Bulgaria's travel requirements?

If your Covid-19 test is negative, Medicspot will provide you with negative test results as well as a Fit to Fly certificate within the 72 hour testing requirement window.

How long before my flight to Bulgaria should I take a Covid test?

Travellers from the UK to Bulgaria must take a negative PCR test 72 hours before their flight.

Disclaimer All information is provided as guidance only. Ultimate responsibility for ensuring tests meet travel requirements lies with the traveller. Medicspot cannot be held liable for the advice provided here, given the changing nature of the government guidelines and the testing environment.

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