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Please be advised that the Embassy of Ireland, Bulgaria website has moved and this page is no longer being updated. The Embassy website is now available at Ireland.ie/sofia.

Bulgaria Updates Entry Requirements for Travellers from Red Zone Countries

From 1 February 2022, Bulgaria has changed its entry requirements for travellers arriving from abroad. Ireland remains on Bulgaria’s RED ZONE List. All passengers arriving from a Red Zone Country MUST present ONE of the following:

  • A valid EU or similar vaccination certificate; OR
  • A recovery certificate from COVID; OR
  • A negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival; OR
  • A negative antigen test taken within 48 hours of arrival into Bulgaria.

Further information is available on our travel advice page.

You can find the information on Bulgaria’s restrictions here:


Please contact the Bulgarian Embassy in Ireland for further information:


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