Bulgaria announced the conditions of entry for citizens of the Russian Federation from May 1. Russians vaccinated by Sputnik V will not have to present PCR tests for COVID-19 upon arrival in the country.
Bulgarian Minister of Health Kostadin Angelov signed a decree on new rules for entering Bulgaria from May 1, 2021. According to the document, from May 1, the entry into Bulgaria of persons arriving from India, Bangladesh, Brazil, countries and territories of Africa is temporarily prohibited.
Persons entering the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria, regardless of their citizenship and the country from which they came, are admitted to enter Bulgaria after presentation of one of the following documents:
- a certificate of complete vaccination against COVID-19. At least 14 days must pass since the date when last vaccination was made. The list of vaccines approved by the Bulgarian Ministry of Health includes the Russian Sputnik V.
- a document confirming a negative PCR test or a rapid antigen test.
Citizens of Russia and Belarus can also enter Bulgaria upon presentation of a document showing a negative PCR test made 72 hours before entering the country or a negative rapid antigen test performed 48 hours prior entering Bulgaria.