Requirements for entering Bulgaria from Greece
By decision of the Greek government, as of 06:00 on 19.12.2021 for everybody entering Greece it will be mandatory to present a negative result from a PCR test done up to 48 hours before the trip.
The measure also applies to all vaccinated and all who have suffered from it already. Exceptions are travelers who return to Greece within 48 hours of leaving.
Restrictive measures for entering the country against Bulgarian citizens:
The term of the restrictive measures (all listed below in the table) for entering the country has been extended until 06:00 on 17.12.2021.
When traveling to Greece, all citizens passing through all border checkpoints should have generated a QR code after filling in the Passenger Locator Form (PLF), (which describes in detail the measures, restrictions and requirements). Passenger Locator Form (PLF) can also be completed immediately before the trip.
Upon entering Greek territory, traveling citizens are required to present:
1) a negative result of a PCR test carried out not earlier than 72 hours after entry into Greece, or
2) negative Rapid (Antigen Test) (up to 48 hours) or
3) COVID-19 coronavirus vaccination certificate, fourteen (14) days from the end of vaccination. The vaccination certificate includes the name of the person and the type and number of doses of the vaccine. These documents should be issued by a public authority and in accordance with the law
An alternative to lifting the quarantine is to present a certificate of illness issued 30 days after the first positive PCR or rapid test and valid for up to 90 days from the date of diagnosis of the disease and provided that the document is issued by: (a) a public authority under the relevant legislation, (b) a reference laboratory of the country of origin or transit, or public or private laboratories of the country concerned, provided that the private laboratories are certified by the competent national certification body, (d) is in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian or Greek and includes the name and surname of the person as written in the passport.
Another alternative for travelers to Greece is the presentation of an EU Digital COVID-19 certificate, which contains information about vaccination, or a negative result from a rapid test (up to 48 hours), or PCR test (up to 72 hours), or information for COVID-19. All this information must be within the time limits indicated in the table above, as appropriate.
All certificates and other certificates cited above must be issued in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian or Greek, respectively, by authorized health authorities or certified laboratories.
All the above requirements also apply to children over 12 years of age.
Citizens of all nationalities, without exception, arriving in Greece, are required, upon entry, at the relevant entrance, mandatory PCR or Rapid test, only if they do not have a certificate of vaccination for coronavirus COVID-19, fourteen (14) days from the end of the vaccination or a certificate of illness issued 30 days after and up to 90 days from the illness.
If the test is positive, the persons concerned will be placed under a 10-day quarantine. For vaccinated persons who have passed at least 14 days from the second dose, if the test is positive, they will be placed under a 7-day quarantine.
Companions of persons diagnosed with COVID-19 have the opportunity to return to their country on the same or the next day, provided that they have 2 negative results from PCR or rapid tests within 24 hours and wear all the time of their return mask type N 95.
Accompanying persons diagnosed with COVID-19 who have not been vaccinated or have not had COVID-19 during the past 6 months may remain in Greece for less than 14 days of quarantine if they are not tested or less than 7 days in the event of a negative seventh test day.
Companions of persons diagnosed with COVID-19 who have been vaccinated or have suffered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months may remain in Greece without quarantine, provided that they are tested by PCR upon entry into Greece.
For non-compliance with the quarantine, the fine is 5,000 euros.
Before the flight, be sure to check the latest information on the official websites of local authorities:
Please note that passengers who do not meet the requirements of local authorities will not be allowed to fly.
The Bulgaria Air team