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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. Zambia 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 238 257 028 people, among the total — 4 857 241 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 Tuesday, 12 October 2021), the number of cases in Bulgaria is 524 333 people, total deaths are 21 813, and 51 858 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 Zambia?

Current statistics on the restrictions on entry to Bulgaria:

  • Open to citizens: Yes
  • Open to s: Partially
  • 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, Zambia 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 Bulgaria from Zambia 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 (Tuesday, 12 October 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:

All persons arriving from non-EU and EEA countries, and not coming from «Red» countries, are considered to arrive from «Orange» countries and are admitted to the territory of the country only upon presentation of a valid EU digital COVID certificate, or of a similar document containing the same data as the EU digital COVID certificate, namely:-a certificate of completed vaccination against COVID-19. A complete vaccination is reached 14 days after the last scheduled dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The combination of one dose of Vaxzevria/ AZD1222 vaccine with one dose of Comirnaty/ BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine) is also considered a complete vaccination. The document must contain the names of the person, date of birth, dates of the relevant doses of vaccine, trade name and batch number of the COVID-19 vaccine, name of the manufacturer/holder of the market authorisation, country where it was administered and name of the issuing competent authority;-a document showing a positive result of a PCR or rapid antigen test for COVID-19 for persons who have recovered from COVID-19 between 11 and 180 days from the date of the positive result to the test. The document must contain the names of the person, details of the medical establishment that carried out the examination (name, address or other contact details), the date on which the test was carried out, and positive result;-a document showing a negative result of a COVID-19 test (PCR test carried out within 72 hours before entering the country, or a rapid antigenic test carried out within 48 hours before entering the country).Non-EU, non-EEA and non-Swiss nationals from «Red» countries holding a valid certificate for vaccination or recovery can enter Bulgaria only in specific exceptional cases and upon presentation of a valid negative pre-departure PCR test, done up to 72 hours prior to arrival.As of 15 September 2021, the «Red» countries list comprises:India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, Seychelles, Namibia, Zambia, Oman, Malaysia, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Colombia, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Suriname, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Fiji Georgia, Israel, Eswatini, Iran, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Kazakhstan, the United States of America, Saint Lucia Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Grenada, Serbia, Suriname and Palestine.

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 Zambia open?

Today (Tuesday, 12 October 2021) Zambia’s borders are fully open to 51/ 38 countries, partially open — to 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 Zambia are partially or completely open:

In Zambia, 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 Zambia. 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 Zambia

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 Zambia 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: 524 333
  • Sick right now: 51 858
  • Number of deaths: 21 813
  • Recent morbidity: flattening

Situation with lockdown in Bulgaria:

With regard to the introduced anti-epidemic measures on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria:Order № RD-01−647 of 29.07.2021 for the introduction of temporary anti-epidemic measures on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria, amended. and ext. with Order № RD-01−712 of 19.08.2021 and Order № RD-01−745 of 31.08.2021I. The following temporary anti-epidemic measures are introduced on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria as of September 1, 2021 to September 10, 2021:1. 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 subject to 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 face masks by staff.3. The holding of congress-conference events, seminars, competitions, trainings, team building, exhibitions and other public events in present form is allowed when using not 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 protective 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, gambling halls and casinos are allowed when using no more than 50% of their capacity and wearing protective masks for a person by the staff.7a. The introduced anti-epidemic measure under items 2 — 7, limiting to 50% the possibility to use the capacity of the premises (places) of the sites, respectively the activities to which it refers, may not be applied under the following conditions:(a) 100% of the staff at the site / person involved in the event have been vaccinated or have suffered from COVID-19 or have had a negative result from a polymerase chain reaction test for COVID-19 carried out up to 72 hours before entering the site / start of the event, certified with valid documents for vaccination, illness or examination within the meaning of Order № RD-01−645 of 28.07.20 201 of the Minister of Health andb) the manager of the site / organizer of the event has made a decision and has created the necessary organization for admission to the site, respectively of the event only to persons who:(aa) have been vaccinated or have suffered from COVID-19, certified by valid documents for vaccination or illness within the meaning of Order № RD-01−645 of 28.07.20 201 of the Minister of Health, or bb) present a negative result from a study conducted up to 72 hours before entering the site / beginning of the event by the method of polymerase chain reaction for COVID-19, certified by a valid document according to Order № RD-01−645 of 28.07.20 201 of the Minister of healthcare.7b. The heads of sites, respectively the organizers of events under item 7a shall notify the respective regional health inspection of the decision taken.7c. The regional health inspectorates shall create and maintain a list of the sites and activities under item 7a for the purposes of the control exercised by them.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, markets 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.10a. Employers and appointment bodies in all administrations within the meaning of Art. 1 of the Administration Act organize the work process of the employees, as:(a) establish working hours with variable limits and the start of the working day between 7.30 and 10 am, unless this is not possible depending on the nature of the work, and(b) assign remote work to at least 50% of staff, unless this is not possible depending on the nature of the work11. Visits to outsiders / visits to hospital facilities are prohibited, except for:(a) visits to patients in the terminal stage;b) visits to patients with a hospital stay of more than 5 days — at the discretion of the treating physician regarding the patient’s state of health and the risk of infection with COVID-19.12. During visits to outsiders / visits to medical establishments for hospital care under item 11, letters «a» and «b», all anti-epidemic measures shall be observed, including the wearing of protective masks for a person, and no more than one patient visitor.13. The prohibition under item 11 shall not apply to the control bodies in carrying out their control activity.14. 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.II. The activities that have not been suspended or prohibited by this order shall be carried out in compliance with all anti-epidemic measures introduced by Order № RD-01−743 of 31.08.2021 of the Minister of Health.
Source:https://coronavirus.bg/bg/merki/ogranichitelni-merki

Actual data of COVID-19 in Zambia

Current statistics on coronavirus in Zambia:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 209 353
  • Sick right now: 191
  • Number of deaths: 3654
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Zambia:

Authorities have relaxed domestic COVID-19 restrictions as of Oct. 5. Details of restrictions that remain in place are listed below.Domestic MeasuresBars, restaurants, clubs, and casinos are permitted to reopen without restrictions on hours or capacity.Churches may operate as normal.Public events and in-person conferences may resume.Employees may return to work in person at offices.Public transport may operate without capacity restrictions.The establishments above must respect the following five rules outlined by the government: wear masks in public spaces, maintain social distancing practices, frequently wash hands with soap or hand sanitizer, avoid crowded areas when possible, and consult a doctor if individuals develop symptoms.
Source:https://www.garda.com/crisis24/news-alerts/531 536/zambia-authorities-relax-covid-19-restrictions-nationwide-as-of-oct-5-update-14

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 Zambia 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 Zambia and  during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2021?