Travel information for arrivals in Bulgaria in conditions
Travel information for arrivals in Bulgaria in conditions of Covid-19 pandemic Radio Bulgaria sought out the answers to the questions asked most frequently by people intending to visit Bulgaria in the coming weeks. published on 12/3/20 3:50 PM. Photo: Pixabay.
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Bulgarian citizens can travel to United States, but not
(9 days ago) Bulgarian citizens can travel to the United States, but not through countries of the Schengen zone, Great Britain or Ireland, the US Embassy in Sofia reported. Travelers with a US visa en route to the United States cannot pass transit through airports in the Schengen area, the United Kingdom or Ireland. Crossing the Schengen area restricts
Adventure tourism set to recover faster than expected
(6 days ago) Photo: library. The adventure tourism industry is expected to recover up to four years earlier than mass tourism, reads a forecast of the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA). Adventure tourism is linked with nature, sports activities, tourist activities and cultural experience. It is practiced by smaller groups of people.
Bulgarian citizens are allowed to travel to the US
(3 days ago) The US embassy in Bulgaria has informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that Bulgarian citizens who have not been in the Schengen zone in the past 14 days prior to their date of arrival in the USA, and who have not passed through it in transit on their …
Rise of camping tourism during pandemic
(2 days ago) Along with Covid-19 and restrictions on international travel, the number of foreigners has sharply fallen. But this is compensated by Bulgarians and to some extent by Romanian tourists, who are traditional guests of the Bulgarian Black Sea campsites. Spring is the preferred time for camping in the mountains or near dams.
The spread of COVID-19 imposes new travel restrictions
(7 days ago) Latest updates on travel restrictions as of March 15, 2020 (according to Bulgaria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs). Albania. From 12:00 am on 03/15/2020, all land border crossings of Albania with neighbouring countries - Montenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia and Greece, are closed for all types of public and private transport until second order.
Bulgaria to put Israel on travel red list
(4 days ago) Bulgaria to put Israel on travel red list. On August 18 (Wednesday) Malta, Monako and Andora will leave Bulgaria’s red list and are to enter this country’s amber list. Meanwhile, Lithuania, Denmark, Slovenia and Switzerland will move from Bulgaria’s green list to this country’s amber list. On August 18, Bulgaria will put Israel, Iran
Village of Chavdar offers various tourist attractions for
(Just Now) The picturesque and modern-looking village of Chavdar amazes all Bulgarians with its renovated buildings, asphalted streets, refurbished sidewalks and the wonderful kindergarten. The local authority is dedicated to a noble cause- to turn thepretty Bulgarian village, which nestles between the Balkan Mountain Range and Sredna Gora mountain, into a role model. It aims to motivate the people …
Poor traffic management is the main prerequisite for road
(Just Now) It is the responsibility of all traffic participants to ensure road traffic safety until all roads in this country become safe for travel. In this regard, the Sofia City Branch of the Bulgarian Red Cross organizes an outdoor celebration in Knyazheska Garden in Bulgaria’s capital. The event goes under the motto “Give Way to Life”.
London does not include Bulgaria in list of countries for
(2 days ago) London does not include Bulgaria in list of countries for free travel. The UK government has published a list of 50 countries for which travel restrictions and mandatory quarantine will be lifted as of July 10. Bulgaria is not among them, but neighbouring countries such as Croatia, Greece, Serbia and Turkey will have free access.
Covid-19 in Bulgaria: Day 114
(1 days ago) Bulgaria is expecting to receive instructions from the European Commission, at the beginning of the week, on the travel of people from non-EU countries,said Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova. In her words this concerns tourist markets crucial to Bulgaria such as Russia, Israel, Ukraine, Belarus, Turkey etc. Minister Angelkova added that
Golden Sands enters the 50 Best Beaches in the World
(6 days ago) Golden Sands resort entered the 50 Best Beaches in the World Ranking of the international website Big 7 Travel. The editors of the website place the Bulgarian resort alongside breathtaking bays such as Sunset Beach (Hawaii) and Baia delle Zagare- Puglia (Italy).
Nearly 110,000 Bulgarians returned to their home country
(8 days ago) Bulgaria to add North Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Ireland and USA to travel red list. As of September 1, foreign students in possession of a Type D visa arriving from red list countries will be allowed on Bulgarian territory , reads an..
Sofia Airport opens Covid-19 laboratory for passengers
(7 days ago) A Covid-19 laboratory is to open its doors at Terminal 2 of the Sofia Airport in the coming days. All passengers will be able to have PCR tests, rapid antigen test and other tests done. For the convenience of passengers, the PCR test
Mountain tourism – a step forward in Covid-19 times
(2 days ago) Golden Sands enters the 50 Best Beaches in the World ranking of Big 7 Travel. Golden Sands resort entered the 50 Best Beaches in the World Ranking of the international website Big 7 Travel. The editors of the website place the Bulgarian resort alongside breathtaking bays such as Sunset Beach (Hawaii) and Baia delle Zagare-..
Bulgaria is fourth in ranking of highest rated national
(8 days ago) Rural tourism in this country has been gathering pace during the pandemic, and it goes hand in hand with gastro tours in combination with slow travel. Every part of the country has its own typical food and recipes which are passed down from..
Tour operators predict a heightened interest in Christmas
(4 days ago) They say that the travel restrictions in Europe and Asia are likely to generate a heightened interest in holidaying in Bulgaria for Christmas and the New Year. According to Siyka Katsarova, chairperson of the Bulgarian Union of Balneology and SPA Tourism, families with children are going to appreciate the role of mountain resorts in enhancing
Bulgaria is among the safest countries for summer holiday
(Just Now) Bulgaria is among the safest countries for summer holiday. Bulgaria’s efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19 among tourists were recognized by the World Travel and Tourism Council. The tourist sites in Bulgaria will receive special Safe Travels badges as a sign that they have undertaken all measures to ensure safe holiday in the resorts.
Bulgarian video with an award from FITUR 2021 tourist
(7 days ago) Bulgarian video with an award from FITUR 2021 tourist exhibition in Madrid. published on 5/21/21 6:50 PM. Photo: tourism.government.bg. Bulgaria has received the first prize in the category for best video promoting a tourist destination in the 41st edition …
Bulgarian survivor of Titanic tragedy attracts foreign
(4 days ago) That was in 1912. 16-year-old Kalyo Nenov stood in the long line in front of the office of the travel agency clutching the purse with 30 golden coins, the equivalent of the coveted journey to the dream world of America. Together with another 50 fellow Bulgarians Kalyo set off for the English harbour of Southhampton, from where the RMS Titanic
Foreign Ministry issues warnings about travel to 12
(4 days ago) Foreign Ministry issues warnings about travel to 12 countries published on 3/13/20 5:04 PM. Bulgaria's foreign ministry has increased the risk of traveling to 12 countries. Iran and China have the highest risk level 5. With level 4 are Italy, Spain and South Korea. Some regions in Germany and France are also considered at risk.
The Bulgarian passport is ranked 10th in the Global
(9 days ago) The United Arab Emirates is ranked first. Its passport allows free travel to 152 countries, including visa-free travel to 98 countries. Bulgaria is ranked 10th together with Romania and Monaco. The Bulgarian passport can be used for a visa-free travel to Europe, Turkey and most countries in …
Bulgaria’s tour guides demand support
(9 days ago) Bulgaria’s tour guides are in a very complicated situation, Nikolay Mindov said and predicted that slight improvement can be expected in July and August when foreign tourists may visit Bulgaria. Nikolay Mindov voiced hopes that travel of Bulgarian groups abroad would resume in October or November this year.
PCR test for people traveling from Bulgaria to Greece by
(5 days ago) Starting on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, people traveling to Greece from Bulgaria and Romania by plane must submit to the Greek border authorities a negative PCR test result, as the coronavirus test must be conducted not more than 72 hours before entering Greece. This was reported by the Bulgarian Embassy in Athens. The certificate must be in English and come from an accredited …
Serbia no longer requires PCR tests from persons traveling
(4 days ago) Persons who travel in transit through the territory of Serbia from Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia and North Macedonia are not obliged anymore to present a negative PCR tests if their travel through Serbia does not exceed 12 hours, BTA informs.. The decision was published by the Serbian authorities on August 20.
Bulgaria promoted as a safe post-coronavirus holiday
(7 days ago) Bulgaria was among the first countries to have announced, at a round table on addressing the negative effects of the pandemic in the sphere of the bus tourist services, tour operator and travel agent activities, that it is welcoming tourists from over 30 countries without quarantine, and charter flights are expected, after 25 June, from the
Summer season in Bulgaria to kick off on 1 May
(9 days ago) Discussions are currently underway on this country’s participation in the so-called digital green certificate for travel within the EU, with the idea of making travel in the region easier. Bilateral arrangements are currently being discussed with regard to allowing entry to tourists with so-called vaccination certificates.
Tourists can enter Greece through Kulata-Promachonas
(8 days ago) Starting on July 14, tourists entering Greece through the Kulata-Promachonas checkpoint on the Bulgarian-Greek border will be required to present a negative PCR test for Covid-19. This requirement is part of the travel protocol adopted
Burgas becomes Bulgaria’s new urban tourism destination
(7 days ago) Now, however, Burgas is a preferred travel and tourism destination”, Radosveta Stewart, head of the Tourism Directorate at Burgas municipality, said for the BNR-Burgas. In her words, the city has already become a destination for weekend tourism. However, some holidaymakers have chosen the capital of the Southern Black Sea coast for their
Bulgaria as a cycling destination, or what is lacking
(5 days ago) "These people travel to get a different experience, to learn something new. The mountains near Sofia, as well as the Rhodopes, Pirin, Belasitsa and Ograzhden are ideal for this purpose!”claims Popyordanov. In addition, this type of cycling tours do not require special intervention by the state in order to develop. However, this is not the
Sunny Beach tops British chart of cheapest European
(1 days ago) published on 3/9/21 1:17 PM. Bulgaria’s Sunny Beach resort on the Black Sea coast is leader in the chart of the British Post Office Travel Money Report for the cheapest resorts in Europe in 2021. The report compares the prices in pounds of eight staple goods and services that tourists usually spend their money on, the Daily Mail writes.
11 countries now recognize expired Bulgarian ID documents
(1 days ago) Eleven countries have so far confirmed that in light of the coronavirus pandemic they will recognize Bulgarian personal documents which have expired between March 13 and October 31, 2020, Bulgaria's Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports. These are Austria, the United Kingdom, Greece, Ireland, Qatar, Norway, Slovakia, Turkey, France, Croatia, and the Czech Republic.
The challenges spa tourism in Bulgaria faces and the
(2 days ago) The Covid-19 pandemic brought about a sharp decline in the number of foreign tourists coming to Bulgaria. The travel restrictions also stopped Bulgarian tourists from travelling abroad for their holidays. Though with a great deal of uncertainty, after the forced closure from March until May, hotels have opened their doors to tourists, though many owners do not believe that by the end of the
Bansko: From ski resort to European digital nomads hub
(2 days ago) Maria Stoyanova, content and communications manager at Travel Massive, the go-to network for travel industry founders, leaders and creators, is one such person. Last autumn, as coronavirus restrictions were imposed, she moved to Bansko to join a multinational community of 150-200 digital nomads, most of them from the EU.
Chance to get infected with coronavirus in Bulgaria is
(1 days ago) The chance to get infected with the coronavirus in Europe is close to zero, the health expert contends. That is why Bulgaria is not more dangerous for foreign tourists than the rest of the countries in Europe. Visitors who want to travel to Bulgaria do not have to attend prophylactic immunizations. Currently, chickenpox is one of the most
Changes to pandemic rules of entry into Bulgaria
(1 days ago) Changes to pandemic rules of entry into Bulgaria. published on 7/29/21 9:30 AM. Sofia airport. Photo: Ani Petrova. As of 29 July, arrivals in Bulgaria from red zone countries will require a certificate of vaccination or recovery, plus a negative PCR test performed up to 72 hours prior to entry. The previous order did not include certification
WTTC gives Bulgaria safety and hygiene stamp
(7 days ago) Bulgaria will be able to use a special safety and hygiene stamp of the The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the Bulgarian Ministry of Tourism informs. The specialy designed Safe Travels stamp allows travellers to recognize destinations, vehicles, places of acomodation and catering establishments applying high standards of safety and hygiene.
Bulgarians become the biggest investors in real estate
(6 days ago) This is so, because these people find it difficult to travel during the coronavirus pandemic. The main purchasers of real estate properties in Bulgaria are Bulgarian citizens living in Bulgaria or abroad who invest their savings in properties, in order to rent them or …
Fear of coronavirus has led to peak in flu statistics in
(8 days ago) The Foreign Ministry advises Bulgarians not to travel to China. On the other hand, everyone who returns from there will be quarantined for 14 days. Thermal cameras have been installed at the airports in Sofia, Varna and Burgas and in case of obvious symptoms people will be transported to medical establishments, prepared for the reception of
New video promotes Bulgaria’s Black Sea Coast as safe
(7 days ago) “Bulgaria is a safe country to travel to”, reads this country’s message to domestic and foreign tourists in connection with the forthcoming summer tourist season. A video presenting the beauty of Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast is available on the social networks. The summer tourist season in Bulgaria will kick off on May 1, with strictly observed anti-epidemic measures.
7 unusual must-see museums in Bulgaria
(1 days ago) Rural tourism in this country has been gathering pace during the pandemic, and it goes hand in hand with gastro tours in combination with slow travel. Every part of the country has its own typical food and recipes which are passed down from..
EU tourists can enter Bulgaria from Greece through Kulata
(3 days ago) Bulgaria to add North Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Ireland and USA to travel red list. As of September 1, foreign students in possession of a Type D visa arriving from red list countries will be allowed on Bulgarian territory , reads an order issued by this country’s caretaker Minister of Health Stoycho Katsarov. As of September..
Albena resort offers programme for post-Covid
(3 days ago) Bulgaria participated at the 27th International Travel and Tourism Trade Show held between March 16 and 18 in Moscow. The Black Sea resort Albena presented an attractive programme for post Covid-19 rehabilitation. The programme is based on the favorable marine climate - air rich in ozone and iodine, optimal humidity and ultraviolet radiation with strong biological activity.
Bulgaria to add North Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo
(8 days ago) As of September 1, Bulgaria is to put North Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Kazakhstan, the USA, Saint Lucia, the Federation Saint Kitts and Nevis and Ireland on the travel red list. Meanwhile, Germany, Estonia, Croatia, Italy and San Marino are to move from the green list to the amber list. Romania will move to the green list.
Bulgaria’s most famous hot springs now open in winter too
(9 days ago) Rural tourism in this country has been gathering pace during the pandemic, and it goes hand in hand with gastro tours in combination with slow travel. Every part of the country has its own typical food and recipes which are passed down from..
Summer parties start in Bulgaria’s resort Bansko
(Just Now) Golden Sands enters the 50 Best Beaches in the World ranking of Big 7 Travel. Golden Sands resort entered the 50 Best Beaches in the World Ranking of the international website Big 7 Travel. The editors of the website place the Bulgarian resort alongside breathtaking bays such as Sunset Beach (Hawaii) and Baia delle Zagare-..
Bulgaria has taken all measures for stopping coronavirus
(6 days ago) Bulgaria has taken all measures for stopping coronavirus entering country. published on 2/3/20 3:50 PM. Photo: BGNES. In relation to concerns about the spread of the new coronavirus, Bulgarian Minister of Healthcare Kiril Ananiev has personally got acquainted with organization and coordination between state authorities responsible for the