Going to Bulgaria this winter?

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Bulgaria has introduced new rules for those of us travelling to the country after December 1st.

You will need to show a vaccination certificate – the NHS Covid Pass is accepted – showing that you have completed your doseage fourteen days before arrival.

In addition you will need to have taken a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours before entry or a COVID recovery certificate that is niot older than 365 days.

If you cannot show any of these then you will be denied entry.

As is common in EU countries, if you are taking a paper document with you, then it must be dated on November 1st or after so that machines at entry points in Bulgaria can scan the document.

The country has tighter restrictions than in the UK so, for example, masks are mandatory in many indoor seetings.

About 720,000 Britons visited Bulgaria in 2019 making it a more important destination than, say, Mexico and nearly on a par with Austria. A good number of those visits are made in winter as the cheaper ski holiday prices attract people just as they do in neighboring Romania.

But skiers should be aware that social distancing of 1.5 metres is still in operation and that applies to visits to the mountains and ski resorts as well. If that distancing cannot be fulfilled there is a chance that limits will be placed on the number of people allowed on the slopes.

Until the season is underway, no-one knows whether and how this will be enforced.

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