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Last verified: Saturday, 11. July 2020 at 07:20 AM

Bulgaria Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Bulgaria

Local Situation: 3.4 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Bulgaria. We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.3 / 5

Bulgaria shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Bulgaria), the Advisory Index is 3.3 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Serbia (4), Romania (3.6), Turkey (3.6), Greece with 3 and Macedonia with 2.3 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Bulgaria

There are currently 6,672 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Bulgaria. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 262 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Bulgaria.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Bulgaria

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Bulgaria.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Bulgaria from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.4 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19 Exercise normal precautions in Bulgaria.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/bulgaria-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Se upp för ficktjuvar, speciellt i större städer och vid Svartahavskustens semesterorter. Undvik att röra dig ensam i små gränder och i parker. Se upp för herrelösa hundar.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/BG

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Hvis du rejser til Bulgarien, bør du være ekstra forsigtig for at minimere risikoen for at blive smittet med coronavirus/COVID-19. Du udviser ekstra forsigtighed ved bl.a. at følge vores rejseråd i en tid med COVID-19. Hvis du rejser til Bulgarien, bør du også orientere dig om lokale restriktioner forud for rejsen. Den danske ambassade i Sofia har de seneste ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/bulgarien/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/bulgaria

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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The Bulgarian Government has removed COVID-19 restrictions on regional travel within Bulgaria. Night clubs, discos, and piano bars are open to the public. You must wear a mask in indoor public spaces. Entry into Bulgaria remains suspended for non-EU citizens without permanent EU residency visas. Quarantine for up to 14 days may be mandatory depending on your ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/bulgaria

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Austria

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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Bulgarien.

Source: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/bulgarien/

Individual rating changes for Bulgaria

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Bulgaria. Most recent events first.

Changes from July 9th 2020

The total rating for Bulgaria changed from 3.2 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Austrian government issued a new warning for Bulgaria with a rating of 5.0.

Changes from June 27th 2020

The total rating for Bulgaria changed from 3.3 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government decreased their existing warning for Bulgaria to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Bulgaria changed from 3.2 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Bulgaria with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Bulgaria changed from 2.8 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Bulgaria to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Bulgaria to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 15th 2020

The total rating for Bulgaria changed from 2.0 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Bulgaria with a rating of 4.0.

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Bulgaria to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Bulgaria changed from 1.8 to 2.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Bulgaria to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 8th 2020

The total rating for Bulgaria changed from 1.5 to 1.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Bulgaria to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Bulgaria changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Bulgaria with a rating of 2.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Bulgaria with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Bulgaria with a rating of 1.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Bulgaria with a rating of 1.0.

About Bulgaria

Bulgaria with its capital Sofia is a country in Europe (Eastern Europe), slightly larger than Tennessee (110,910 km²). The country is located Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Romania and Turkey. The climate can be described as temperate; cold, damp winters; hot, dry summers. The landscape is mostly mountains with lowlands in north and southeast. With a population of about 7.26 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Sofia
Population about 7.26 million
Size 110.910 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than Tennessee
Common languages Bulgarian, Turkish
Currency Lev (short: BGN)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +359
Internet Top Level Domain .bg
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 BG
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 BGR
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 100

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Bulgaria is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air pollution from industrial emissions
  • deforestation
  • detergents
  • forest damage from air pollution and resulting acid rain
  • heavy metals
  • rivers polluted from raw sewage
  • soil contamination from heavy metals from metallurgical plants and industrial wastes

Natural hazzards

  • earthquakes
  • landslides

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Bulgaria. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. automotive parts
  2. base metals
  3. beverages
  4. chemical products
  5. coke
  6. electricity
  7. equipment
  8. food
  9. gas
  10. machinery

Agriculture products

  1. barley
  2. fruits
  3. livestock
  4. sugar beets
  5. sunflowers
  6. tobacco
  7. vegetables
  8. wheat
  9. wine

Bulgarian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Bulgaria.

Export products

  1. agriculture
  2. clothing
  3. equipment
  4. footwear
  5. fuels
  6. iron
  7. IT components
  8. machinery
  9. steel
  10. tobacco

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. equipment
  3. fuels
  4. machinery
  5. metals
  6. minerals
  7. ores
  8. plastics
  9. raw materials

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Bulgaria?

Bulgaria is currently rated at 3,4 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 7 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Bulgaria.

Is it safe to travel Bulgaria in 2020?

Visiting the country Bulgaria is usually fine. The score is at 3,4 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Bulgaria?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 7 individual sources for Bulgaria.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Bulgaria?

There are currently 6,672 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Bulgaria. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 262 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Bulgaria.

What is the size of Bulgaria?

Bulgaria has a size of 110,910 km² or 42,823 mi² which is slightly larger than Tennessee.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.