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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 Italy 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 Italy is 4 263 797 people, total deaths are 127 680, and 43 531 are sick right now. Such statistics forced the government of the state of Italy to impose certain restrictions on flights and border crossing.

Is it allowed to enter Italy from Bulgaria?

Current statistics on the restrictions on entry to Italy:

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

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

  1. Foreigners can enter the territory of Italy only if absolutely necessary: study in Italy, employment, residence permit. For more information about the conditions of entry, read the official sources of the government: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy/staying-during-coronavirus
  2. Availability of the test: Negative PCR test is required for all countries. Vaccinated and recovered arrivals from the EU, Schengen, the US, Canada, Japan and Israel, may present a certificate instead.

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 Italy from Bulgaria in 2021

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

Before travelling to Italy, 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 Italy?

Negative PCR test is required for all countries. Vaccinated and recovered arrivals from the EU, Schengen, the US, Canada, Japan and Israel, may present a certificate instead.

Quarantine is required for some countries.

For which countries are the borders with Italy open?

Today (Monday, 5 July 2021) the borders of Italy are fully open for 31/ 38 countries, partially open for 20/ 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 Italy, 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:

Entry conditions for each individual country are available at viaggiaresicuri. it https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/returningtoitaly.htmlItaly applies different procedures on travellers coming from third countries (https://bit.ly/3dzQxvM) according to the epidemiology situation of the country of origin.For those arriving from the United Kingdom, a 5-day quarantine with mandatory swab testing applies.Furthermore, specific measures apply to travellers who spent the preceding 14 days in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.All travellers allowed to enter Italy have to provide a Passenger Locator Form (https://app.euplf.eu/#/)

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

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

Current coronavirus statistics in Italy:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 4 263 797
  • Sick right now: 43 531
  • Number of deaths: 127 680
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Italy:

Many of the restrictive coronavirus measures have now been eased. The following restrictions remain:The mandatory use of masks in all outdoor spaces where social distancing is not possible, and whilst indoors. Children, under the age of 6, do not need to wear a mask. You should pay close attention to signage when travelling and carry a mask with you at all timesSocial distancing of one metre must be observed and gatherings should be avoidedCinemas, theatres and concert venues are open with limited capacity and pre-assigned seatingMuseums and exhibits should be pre-booked at least one day in advanceIndoor parties are forbidden and dance clubs remain closedLimited attendance to outdoor competitive group sports
Source:https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy/staying-during-coronavirus

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 Italy with the necessary permits:

Negative PCR test is required for all countries. Vaccinated and recovered arrivals from the EU, Schengen, the US, Canada, Japan and Israel, may present a certificate instead.

Quarantine is required for some countries.

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