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

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.

Starting from the Saturday, 16 January, Ireland now requires passengers from all countries to show a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival in Ireland.

Passengers from other red or grey regions (please see here for details: are advised to restrict their movements for 14 days, or submit a negative PCR test within five days of arrival in Ireland you can take the PCR tests. At present, Bulgaria is listed as a red region. Travellers from the UK are requested to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival without exception.

Passengers from green and orange regions on the ECDC map are not advised to restrict their movements on arrival, but must adhere to the local public health guidance. Children aged six and under will be exempt.

Due to the current high rates of COVID-19 in Ireland, this information is subject to change. We recommend checking in with the below links for updates.

For more information on current travel rules and COVID-19 measures implemented in Ireland please refer to this links:


For information on sites in Bulgaria where PCR testing can be done, please see the following link (in Bulgarian). An English translation will follow shortly.

Please also check with your airline company as to any measures they may have implemented for the health and safety of their staff and other passengers.


Information for travelling to Bulgaria:

Currently Bulgaria does not require EU citizens, whose journey has originated in another EU country, to present a negative PCR test upon arriving in Bulgaria (please be advised that, as of first of January, this no longer includes journeys originating from Britain).

For more information on incumbent COVID-19 travel rules for Bulgaria, please contact the Bulgarian Embassy in Dublin:

Detailed information (in Bulgarian) can be found here:

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