Bulgarian resorts will open the season without Russian tourists
Bulgaria has approved a list of countries, tourists from which can enter the state from June 1. For the first time for many years, Bulgarian resorts will open the season without Russian tourists. The development of the situation depends on the success of the Russian Federation in the fight against coronavirus infection.
According to the Ministry of Tourism of Bulgaria, from June 1, citizens of 29 countries can enter the country with tourist purposes without mandatory 14-day quarantine. EU states are in this list. At the current stage, Bulgaria refused to accept tourists from Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus and the UK.
Due to the difficult epidemiological situation in the Russian Federation, Bulgaria has refrained from accepting Russian tourists too. According to the Ministry of Tourism of Bulgaria, the list of “allowed” countries will be supplemented as the situation in foreign markets improves.
Similar decisions on the Russian market were previously made by Greece and Cyprus. As the Russian Foreign Ministry informed, the Russian authorities did not discuss the restoration of tourist flows with the Bulgarian side.
Bulgaria will not demand a certificate from a foreigner on the absence of a coronavirus. The report of the Ministry of Tourism of Bulgaria emphasizes that the mandatory 14-day quarantine is canceled only for persons who are citizens of EU states, countries participating in the Schengen area, Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Serbia and Northern Macedonia.
Thus, if citizens of the Russian Federation living in Europe arrive in Bulgaria, they will have to go for a two-week self-isolation.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.