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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. Spain and Bulgaria 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 210 829 074 people, among the total — 4 414 877 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 Saturday, 21 August 2021), the number of cases in Bulgaria is 440 066 people, total deaths are 18 459, and 20 151 are sick right now. Such statistics forced the government of the state of Bulgaria to impose certain restrictions on flights and border crossing.

Is it allowed to enter Bulgaria from Spain?

Current statistics on the restrictions on entry to Bulgaria:

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

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

  1. Foreigners can enter the territory of Bulgaria only if absolutely necessary: study in Bulgaria, employment, residence permit. For more information about the conditions of entry, read the official sources of the government: https://coronavirus.bg/bg/merki/ogranichitelni-merki
  2. Availability of the test: Required to present a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine for 10 days in a government facility 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, Spain 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 Bulgaria from Spain in 2021

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

Before travelling to Bulgaria, 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 Bulgaria?

Required to present a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine for 10 days in a government facility for some countries.

Required to present a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine for 10 days in a government facility for some countries.

For which countries are the borders with Bulgaria open?

Today (Saturday, 21 August 2021) the borders of Bulgaria are fully open for 34/ 38 countries, partially open for 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 Estonia 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:

As of 1 May, travellers coming from India, Bangladesh, Brazil and some countries and territories in Africa are not allowed to enter Bulgaria, except Bulgarian citizens and permanent or long-term residents in the country (including their family members), to which a 10-day quarantine applies.All other travellers, regardless of their citizenship and the country of origin, are allowed entry upon presentation of one of the following documents:-a certificate of vaccination, with the last dose of vaccine administered at least 14 days before entry -a document showing a positive test result (PCR or antigen test) for people who recovered from Covid-19 in the period between 15 and 180 days before entry.A pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) is required for travellers arriving from the following countries:Australia Canada China Japan New Zealand Rwanda South Corea Thailand Tunisia Uruguay United Arab Emirates United Kingdom Israel Belarus Kuwait Turkey Albania Montenegro Moldova North Macedonia Kosovo Bosnia and Herzegovina Serbia The test must be taken within 72 hours (PCR) or 48 hours (antigen test) before departure.Bulgarian citizens, long-term and permanent residents in Bulgaria and their family members, who do not present a negative result of a COVID-19 test, are subject to a 10-day quarantine. Quarantine may be ended upon presentation of a document showing the negative result of a PCR test performed within 24 hours from the entry.

At the moment, there are no other restrictions on entering the territory of Bulgaria. 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 Spain open?

Today (Saturday, 21 August 2021) Spain’s borders are fully open to 29/ 38 countries, partially open — to 22/ 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 Spain are partially or completely open:

In Spain, 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 Spain. 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 Bulgaria from Spain

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

Current coronavirus statistics in Bulgaria:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 440 066
  • Sick right now: 20 151
  • Number of deaths: 18 459
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Bulgaria:

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

Actual data of COVID-19 in Spain

Current statistics on coronavirus in Spain:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 4 770 453
  • Sick right now: 831 128
  • Number of deaths: 83 136
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Spain:

Face masks are mandatory in public spaces indoors. Its use is also mandatory on all means of public transport, as well as in private vehicles if the occupants do not live together at the same address. Exceptions are made for children under the age of six and for people with disabilities or respiratory illnesses.All people over the age of six must keep a physical distance of 1.5 metres. Alternatively, a face mask should be worn.Outdoor social gatherings are limited to six people. Physical distancing measures must be guaranteed and maximum precautions must be taken to avoid meetings and overcrowding in indoor places. Regional deviations may apply.Shops must ensure that disinfection measures and social distancing are applied. Special attention is required in commercial areas and street markets. Restrictions can differ between autonomous regions.In general, social distancing of 1.5 metres at the bar is mandatory, and tables should at least be 1.5 metres apart. For restaurants, limits of persons per table applies and indoor dining is limited, according to the rules in place in different autonomous regions.
Source:https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/ESP/6001

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 Spain for Bulgaria with the necessary permits:

Required to present a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine for 10 days in a government facility for some countries.

Required to present a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine for 10 days in a government facility for some countries.

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