Bulgaria is tightening the conditions for entering the country starting Friday, 07.01.2022, due to the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases.
From this date, all travelers in the European Union must have a coronavirus-negative PCR test before entering the country, together with a valid Covid-19 certificate, announced the Ministry of Health last Wednesday.
The measure is aimed at limiting the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant, the ministry said.
According to the updated rules, travels from EU countries which is on the list of the red zone of Bulgaria, must have a negative PCR test performed 72 hours before arrival.
Romania, along with Austria, Hungary and Luxembourg are not currently on Bulgaria’s red zone list.
Bulgaria has the first 12 cases of Omicron in the New Year. On Wednesday, it reported a sharp rise in new infections to more than 6,200, from about 1,900 a day earlier.