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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 Belgium 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 Belgium is 1 086 508 people, total deaths are 25 185, and 37 284 are sick right now. Such statistics forced the government of the state of Belgium to impose certain restrictions on flights and border crossing.

Is it allowed to enter Belgium from Bulgaria?

Current statistics on the restrictions on entry to Belgium:

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

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

  1. Foreigners can enter the territory of Belgium only if absolutely necessary: study in Belgium, employment, residence permit. For more information about the conditions of entry, read the official sources of the government: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/facemask/
  2. Availability of the test: Covid-19 tests required for some 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 «Red» 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 Belgium from Bulgaria in 2021

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

Before travelling to Belgium, 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 Belgium?

Covid-19 tests required for some countries.

Quarantine for 10 days required for some countries

For which countries are the borders with Belgium open?

Today (Sunday, 4 July 2021) the borders of Belgium are fully open for 10/ 38 countries, partially open for 39/ 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 Belgium, 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:

Non-essential travel to Belgium is prohibited for persons whose main residence is in third countries considered as «red» zones, except if they are EU/Schengen citizens or residents.Third countries are considered to be «red» zones, with the exception of third countries listed in Annex I of Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 of 30 June 2020 (Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Israël).Essential travel is allowed while respecting restrictions.Depending on the country or region you are travelling from, different measures apply.«Red» zones are regions or countries where individuals are at a high risk of infection.«Orange» zones are regions or countries for which a moderately elevated risk of infection has been identified.«Green» zones are regions or countries for which a low risk of infection has been identified.Is a quarantine required?Any person coming (or returning) to Belgium for at least 48 hours, after a stay of at least 48 hours in a «red» zone, must be placed in quarantine. Quarantine lasts 10 days, but can be shortened with a negative PCR test on day 7. Residents in Belgium must also be tested on day 1 of quarantine.Mandatory Travel DocumentationAll persons coming or returning to Belgium, or travelling through Belgium, must fill out a Passenger Locator Form in advance. A self-assessment tool is integrated into the Passenger Locator Form.There is an exception when the person is travelling by other means than carrier and staying less than 48 hours abroad or less than 48 hours in Belgium. This is a very strict exception that can be subject to control.

At the moment, there are no other restrictions on entering the territory of Belgium. 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 Belgium from Bulgaria

The resumption of full-fledged air communication is gradual. At the moment, direct flights to Belgium are limited, so it is possible to get to Belgium with transfers. We offer the best air fares from Bulgaria to Belgium. 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 Belgium

Current coronavirus statistics in Belgium:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 1 086 508
  • Sick right now: 37 284
  • Number of deaths: 25 185
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Belgium:

From 27 June 2021, a household may receive up to eight people indoors at the same time. Children up to the age of 12 are not included in these limits.Shops, hairdressers and beauty salons are open.Restaurant, café and bar terraces are open. Tables are limited to four people (unless all people are from the same household group). Schools are open. Teleworking remains mandatory, although going into work one day per week is now allowed. There should never be more than 20% of employees present at the same time.Museums, animal parks and swimming pools are open. Indoor cultural and other events can take place with a maximum of 200 people or 75% of room capacity (seated, wearing masks). Outdoor events can take place with a maximum of 400 people Places of worship are open and services can take place. You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport.
Source:https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/facemask/

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 Belgium with the necessary permits:

Covid-19 tests required for some countries.

Quarantine for 10 days required for some countries

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