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Exemptions from the requirement for Mandatory Hotel Quarantine

26 April 2021

Exemptions from the requirement for Mandatory Hotel Quarantine

Additional 16 countries added to the ‘Category 2’

12 April 2021

A total of 71 countries and territories are on the mandatory hotel quarantine list.

'Category 2' Countries List Extended by 26 New Entries

05 April 2021

Category 2 countries list grows by 26 new entries

Introduction of Mandatory Hotel Quarantine

23 March 2021

Ireland is introducing Mandatory Hotel Quarantine for passengers arriving from Category 2 countries

Update on New Lockdown Measures and COVID Vaccination Rollout

19 March 2021

Updated information on new lockdown

St. Patrick's Day Events and Exhibitions

16 March 2021

The Embassy is pleased to announce the Events and Exhibitions that will be held in honour of Ireland's National Day, St. Patrick's Day. These include a photographic exhibition, a virtual reception, and the greening of several buildings throughout Bulgaria.

Level 5 Lockdown Extended to 5 April

24 February 2021

Level 5 Lockdown Extended to 5 April

Vaccination against COVID-19 - Update

24 February 2021

Vaccination against COVID-19 - Update

Updated Information on Vaccine Rollout in Bulgaria

18 February 2021

Updated Information from the Ministry of Health in Bulgaria on the Vaccine Rollout for Foreign Citizens in Bulgaria

Covid-19: Travel Advice (current as of 15 February)

15 February 2021

Ireland's Updated Travel Advice, current as of 15 February

Updated Information for Visa Applications

04 February 2021

Updated Information for Visa Applications for Ireland, due to ongoing COVID restrictions

H.E. Ambassador Feeney Takes Part in "AI &The Digital Economy" Conference

02 February 2021

H.E. Ambassador Feeney took part in the "AI & The Digital Economy" Conference, organised by the Bulgaria Diplomatic Institute. Ambassador Feeney was a panellist in the first session of the Conference, which looked at Bulgaria's road towards digitilisation.

H.E. Ambassador Feeney Presents her Credentials to President Radev

01 February 2021

H.E. Ambassador presents her credentials to President Radev, officially taking up her position as the new Ambassador of Ireland to Bulgaria.

Covid-19: Travel Advice (current as of 1 February)

01 February 2021

If you are not travelling to Ireland for the purposes of returning to your ordinary place of residence or for vital work or other essential reasons, you are advised to reconsider your journey. If you do travel to Ireland from Bulgaria, please make yourself familiar with Covid-19 measures currently in place in Ireland.

Covid-19: Travel Advice (current as of 21st January)

22 January 2021

If you are not travelling to Ireland for the purposes of returning to your ordinary place of residence or for vital work or other essential reasons, you are advised to reconsider your journey. If you do travel to Ireland from Bulgaria, please make yourself familiar with Covid-19 measures currently in place in Ireland.

Covid-19: Information for visa applicants (current as of 31st July)

26 March 2020

Information for people who have made or intend to make a visa application through the Embassy of Ireland in Sofia

Covid-19: Travel Advice (current as of 19th August)

14 March 2020

Information on Covid-19 measures that may affect planned travel to Ireland as well as our countries of accreditation: Bulgaria, Georgia and Armenia.

Off to Tbilisi for the match this weekend? Take a look at our travel tips for a smooth trip!

07 October 2019

If you are an Irish citizen travelling to Tbilisi for Ireland's UEFA European Championship 2020 qualifier against Georgia on Saturday 12 October, take a look at our travel tips to make sure your trip goes smoothly.

The Embassy of Ireland celebrates St Patrick’s Day with special events

15 March 2019

In Bulgaria, the emblematic Irish holiday St Patrick’s Day will be marked with the lighting of key buildings in green, a number of cultural events, and the special visit of Irish Minister Seán Canney.

Important update for Irish citizens flying Bourgas–Dublin

23 July 2018

Flight disruptions and cancellations have occurred because the travel and tour operator licences of Sindaco Limited, trading as Fanfare, Irish Film Tours and Buzz Travel, have been withdrawn by the Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR).