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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 Cyprus 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 183 742 033 people, among the total — 3 976 335 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 Monday, 5 July 2021), the number of cases in Cyprus is 78 022 people, total deaths are 379, and 4827 are sick right now. Such statistics forced the government of the state of Cyprus to impose certain restrictions on flights and border crossing.

Is it allowed to enter Cyprus from Bulgaria?

Current statistics on the restrictions on entry to Cyprus:

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

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

  1. Foreigners can enter the territory of Cyprus only if absolutely necessary: study in Cyprus, employment, residence permit. For more information about the conditions of entry, read the official sources of the government: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/CYP/6001
  2. Availability of the test: Negative PCR 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 «Orange» 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 Cyprus from Bulgaria in 2021

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

Before travelling to Cyprus, 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 Cyprus?

Negative PCR tests required for some countries.

Self-isolation required for some countries.

For which countries are the borders with Cyprus open?

Today (Monday, 5 July 2021) the borders of Cyprus are fully open for 2/ 38 countries, partially open for 49/ 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 Cyprus, 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:

Cyprus implements travel restrictions according to a classification of high, medium and low-risk countries based on data and criteria communicated every Thursday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Each country has a colour code (red, orange, green, gray). The measures applicable to travel to Cyprus depend on the colour code assigned to each country (https://bit.ly/3hNZ95d)Travel from countries classified as «green»Travellers arriving from countries classified as «green» can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries, provided that no overnight stay has taken place (as well as no stay has taken place in such countries in the last 14 days).Travellers arriving from countries NOT classified as «green» can enter Cyprus without being subject to any isolation or test requirement in case they have been fully vaccinated. These passengers, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid vaccination certificate from the following list of countries, will be able to travel from any country to the Republic of Cyprus without being subject to isolation or test requirement. A dedicated form must be filled in within 24 hours before the last departure flight to the Republic of Cyprus. Full information for vaccinated travellers is available at Cyprus Flight Pass — Vaccinated Passengers.All other travellers arriving from countries classified as «orange» or «red» are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.Additionally, travellers from countries classified as «red» are subject to a second test upon their arrival, at their own expenses.The following categories may opt to be tested upon arrival in Cyprus only (at their own expenses):1. Cypriot citizens and their family members (spouses, underage children and parents); 2. Persons legally residing in Cyprus; 3. Persons entitled to enter the Republic under the Vienna Convention; 4. Persons from countries classified as «orange», irrespective of their nationality, whose country of residence does not provide a laboratory testing service.Travellers from countries classified as «orange» or «red» shall remain in mandatory self-isolation until they receive the test result. People arriving from «red» countries falling under categories 1−3 above must remain in self-isolation for 72 hours and, after that, they must undergo a second PCR test at their own expenses. If the last test is negative, isolation is ended.Travellers from countries classified as «gray» must complete a compulsory self-isolation of 14 days. Self-isolation may be shortened by taking a PCR test on day 7 of the isolation period.The test result must be sent to the following email address: monada@mphs.moh.gov.cyAll travellers who test positive will be placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days.

At the moment, there are no other restrictions on entering the territory of Cyprus. 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 (Monday, 5 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 Cyprus from Bulgaria

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

Current coronavirus statistics in Cyprus:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 78 022
  • Sick right now: 4827
  • Number of deaths: 379
  • Recent morbidity: flattening

Situation with lockdown in Cyprus:

A curfew is in place and the movement of citizens is banned from midnight to 05:00 (with some exceptions).From 10 May, a «SafePass» aimed at safely reopening social and economic activities has been introduced.The pass consists of a document stating that the bearer has either:-been vaccinated against Covid-19; -recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months; -tested negative for COVID-19 within the last 72 hours.The document has to be displayed by all residents and visitors at hotels, restaurants, cafes or bars, places of worship, theatres and cinemas, shopping malls, gyms, retirement homes, beauty salons, beaches, food stores and other public venues.To obtain a SafePass, citizens must present one of the following forms of evidence:1. Vaccination certificate with at least one dose and after a period of 3 weeks has passed (citizens can present the Vaccination Card given to them at the vaccination centres); 2. Proof that a person has contracted COVID-19 in the last 6 months (citizens may present the release text message or the recovery text message sent to their mobile phone by the Ministry of Health); 3. Citizens aged 12 and over are given the option to present a negative test certificate, from a PCR or a rapid test, valid for 72 hours. Citizens may present either the form provided by the different test units, or the text message sent to their mobile phone with the result of the test.The use of a facemask is mandatory for people from the age of 12:-in closed public spaces with more than 1 person; -in outdoor public places with more than 2 people; -in any workplace that involves physical proximity with the public, in retail stores and for people delivering goods.Physical distancing measures of 2 metres outdoors and 3 metres indoors are in place.Catering establishments are allowed to open outdoors.Customers must hold a Coronapass (SafePass).As of 1 June 2021, indoor spaces of catering establishments will be allowed as well.
Source:https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/CYP/6001

Actual data of COVID-19 in Russia

Current statistics on coronavirus in Russia:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 422 053
  • Sick right now: 8588
  • 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 Cyprus with the necessary permits:

Negative PCR tests required for some countries.

Self-isolation required for some countries.

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