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All actual information about COVID-19 (prevention, statistics, symptoms and more) you can find on WHO website and in Google feed.

2019 divided the history of most countries into «before» and «after». We are talking about a pandemic that has swept the whole world. The SARS-CoV-2 virus was first identified among residents of Hubei province (China). In just a few months, a disease called Covid-19 has spread to the inhabitants of the entire planet. Bulgaria and Azerbaijan were not an exception.

Why is covid so dangerous? Regardless of the level of development of a particular state, medical care and other factors, millions of people have become victims of the coronavirus. According to the latest data, this figure is 183 416 277 people, among the total — 3 969 764 deaths. The main symptoms of the disease are: shortness of breath, high fever, dry cough, loss of taste and smell. The world’s leading countries have developed or are working on the production of their own vaccines that protect against COVID-19. Naturally, vaccination is not a 100% guarantee of protection against coronavirus, however, when infected, the disease is transferred much easier.

According to current data (statistics for Sunday, 4 July 2021), the number of cases in Azerbaijan is 336 417 people, total deaths are 4978, and 1006 are sick right now. Such statistics forced the government of the state of Azerbaijan to impose certain restrictions on flights and border crossing.

Is it allowed to enter Azerbaijan from Bulgaria?

Current statistics on the restrictions on entry to Azerbaijan:

  • Open to citizens: Yes
  • Open to s: Yes
  • Open to foreigners and tourists: Partially
  • Quarantine (lockdown) in Azerbaijan: Partial

During the most «acute» periods of the pandemic, the following restrictions are applied in Azerbaijan:

  1. Foreigners can enter the territory of Azerbaijan only if absolutely necessary: study in Azerbaijan, employment, residence permit. For more information about the conditions of entry, read the official sources of the government: https://az.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-for-azerbaijan/
  2. Availability of the test: Covid19 test is required for all countries.

All countries are divided into 3 main categories by the Ministry of Health:

  • «Green» (low rate of spread of coronavirus)
  • «Orange» (average rate of spread of coronavirus)
  • «Red» (high rate of spread of coronavirus)

In this regard, the government acts in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Association. The distribution of states into separate categories is updated regularly. At the moment, Bulgaria ranks among the states of the «Green» category.

The main reasons for the introduction of new restrictions are coronavirus mutations, an increase in the number of cases, and insufficient vaccination rates.

Rules for entering Azerbaijan from Bulgaria in 2021

At the moment, Azerbaijan is partially opened to foreigners, including s. Quarantine measures are applied to tourism and trade.

Before travelling to Azerbaijan, s must pass the PCR test no earlier than 72 hours in advance and submit a written document of an international standard (in English). Also, at the time of arrival, there should be no signs of SARS (fever, chills, runny nose, cough, etc.).

Is it necessary to comply with quarantine and take a PCR test when entering Azerbaijan?

Covid19 test is required for all countries.

Quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

For which countries are the borders with Azerbaijan open?

Today (Sunday, 4 July 2021) the borders of Azerbaijan are fully open for 20/ 38 countries, partially open for 0/ 38 countries. See how we collect data and find out why not all countries are included in the statistics.

List of countries for which the borders with Estonia are partially or completely open:

In Azerbaijan, bars and restaurants work with restrictions, all shops work without restrictions. Public events (exhibitions, concerts, museums, etc.) are allowed but with restrictions.

Foreigners can cross the border if all the conditions for entering the country are strictly kept to:

Foreigners visiting Azerbaijan for the UEFA EURO 2020 games should submit at least one of the following documents to be able to obtain a visa from May 1 till July 5, 2021, at the checkpoints on Azerbaijan`s state border:-official invitation letter from the Organizing Committee or from the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA) -accreditation card or another document from the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) -a ticket or a document confirming the receipt of a ticket to the game for the citizens of the playing team countriesFor the attention of football fans visiting the UEFA EURO 2020 games:-PCR tests are not required to enter the Baku Olympic Stadium and attend the games -You are required to present a negative PCR test at the airport taken at most 48 hours before your departure. PCR test centers will be available at the Fan Meeting Points in the Port Baku Park and Baku Eye area, as well as at the Baku Olympic Stadium. Moreover, you can get a PCR test at one of the clinics and laboratories listed here — www.azal.az/en/information/covid-clinicsCitizens and residents of Russia, Turkey, the United States, Bahrain, the UAE, Great Britain, Israel, Hungary and Qatar are able to travel to Azerbaijan by air under the following conditions:-submission of an official document issued by the relevant country (COVID passport) on complete vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 for passengers over 18 years of age and a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before the flight -submission of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before the flight for passengers aged from 1 to 18 years-Restrictions on travelling to and out of Azerbaijan by air or land are in force until the 1st of August, except for cargo and charter flights.-For more information on available flight options, please visit the official website of Heydar Aliyev International Airport — www.airport.az/-Border officials are taking necessary steps to disinfect land border crossings.Travellers are advised to carry additional supplies of necessary medication in carry-on luggage.

At the moment, there are no other restrictions on entering the territory of Azerbaijan. At the same time, the government recommends waiting for travel to countries with extremely high rates of covid-19 spread (red zone).

For which countries are the borders with Bulgaria open?

Today (Sunday, 4 July 2021) Bulgaria’s borders are fully open to 34/ 38 countries, partially open — to 17/ 38 countries. See how we collect data and find out why not all countries are included in the statistics.

List of countries for which the borders with Bulgaria are partially or completely open:

In Bulgaria, bars and restaurants work with restrictions, all shops work without restrictions. Public events (exhibitions, concerts, museums, etc.) are allowed but with restrictions.

Foreigners can cross the border if all the conditions for entering the country are strictly kept to:



At the moment, there are no other restrictions on entry into Bulgaria. At the same time, the government recommends waiting for travel to countries with extremely high rates of covid-19 spread (red zone).

The cheapest flights to Azerbaijan from Bulgaria

The resumption of full-fledged air communication is gradual. At the moment, direct flights to Azerbaijan are limited, so it is possible to get to Azerbaijan with transfers. We offer the best air fares from Bulgaria to Azerbaijan. Today you have the opportunity to book tickets at an affordable price. A pandemic is not a barrier to business and travel.

We constantly monitor the situation with the spread of coronavirus and are always ready to provide you with up-to-date information.

Actual data of COVID-19 in Azerbaijan

Current coronavirus statistics in Azerbaijan:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 336 417
  • Sick right now: 1006
  • Number of deaths: 4978
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Azerbaijan:

The special quarantine regime will remain in effect until August 1, 2021Effective May 31, 2021 masks are no longer required in outdoor spaces, but remain obligatory indoors, subject to fines.Most public transportation, including the Baku Metro, reopened on May 31, but will not operate on weekends.As of June 10, 2021, beaches, sport and health centers, places of religious worship, malls, and shopping centers are reopened, subject to numerical limitations and mask requirements.Schools are open for a mix of in-person and remote learning.
Source:https://az.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-for-azerbaijan/

Actual data of COVID-19 in Russia

Current statistics on coronavirus in Russia:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 422 034
  • Sick right now: 8661
  • Number of deaths: 18 084
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Russia:

With regard to the introduced anti-epidemic measures on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria:Order № RD-01−375 of 27.05.2021 for introduction of temporary anti-epidemic measures on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria1. Conducting face-to-face group classes in language centers, educational centers and other training centers and schools, organized by legal entities and individuals is allowed with a physical distance of at least 1.5 m, wearing face masks, hand hygiene, regular airing every hour and disinfection.2. Visits to children’s centers, clubs and others providing organized group services for children are allowed when using no more than 50% of the room capacity and wearing protective masks for staff.3. Conducting congress-conference events, seminars, competitions, trainings, teambuildings, exhibitions and other public events in person is allowed when using no more than 50% of the capacity of the room in which they are held, subject to physical distance from the most -a little 1.5 m. and wearing face masks by all participants.4. The holding of cultural and entertainment events (festivals, cinemas, theaters, circus performances, stage events, concerts, museums, galleries, libraries, classes in dance, creative and musical arts) is allowed when using no more than 50% of the capacity of the premises, observance of a physical distance of at least 1.5 m., wearing protective face masks and use only on seats (for concerts, festivals, theaters, circus performances and other stage events).5. Conducting sports competitions with an audience is allowed when occupying no more than 50% of the seats, observing a physical distance of at least 1.5 m and wearing protective face masks.6. Visits to fitness centers, gyms and clubs, swimming pools and complexes, balneotherapy (medical SPA) centers, SPA centers, wellness centers and thalassotherapy centers are allowed when using no more than 50% of their capacity and observing physical distance from the most -a little 1.5 m.7. Visits to restaurants and entertainment within the meaning of Art. 124 of the Tourism Act, gaming halls and casinos are allowed when using no more than 50% of their capacity and wearing protective masks for a person by the staff. 8. All natural and legal persons who own or manage commercial, administrative or other sites that provide services to citizens, create an organization to control the number of customers in the site, not allowing more than 1 person per 8 square meters.9. In all markets, bazaars and bazaars, an organization is created for one-way traffic and providing a distance of at least 1.5 m between visitors. Workers and visitors are required to wear a face mask.10. Employers and recruitment bodies to organize the work process of employees in remote form (teleworking / home work), where possible, allowing the present work of a maximum of 50% of the staff.11. Visits to outsiders / visits to hospital facilities are prohibited, except for visits to patients in the terminal stage. The prohibition does not apply to the control bodies in carrying out their control activity.12. In the specialized institutions for providing social services and those for residential-type social services for children and adults, visits to outsiders are allowed exceptionally and at the discretion of the director of the institution in compliance with the introduced anti-epidemic measures and submission of a declaration by the visitor that no is in contact with infectious patients, has no signs of acute respiratory disease and will comply with the anti-epidemic measures introduced on the territory of the institution. The restriction does not apply to the control bodies in carrying out their control activity.
Source:https://coronavirus.bg/bg/merki/ogranichitelni-merki

Thus, the restrictions associated with the coronavirus dictate living conditions in 2021. Each state has developed its own border crossing rules and entry rules. It all depends on the general situation with the spread of COVID-19.

However, even in a pandemic, you can leave Bulgaria for Azerbaijan with the necessary permits:

Covid19 test is required for all countries.

Quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

When will Azerbaijan open its borders to Bulgaria and  during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2021?