Covid-19: Travel Advice for Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia (current as of 31st July)
News20 July 2020
The situation regarding Covid-19 is a developing one and measures outlined below are subject to change. We advise checking latest regulations on the websites of the relevant authorities, which can be found below. Please also monitor the situation in Bulgaria, Georgia and Armenia through the Embassy’s Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as local media and contact the Embassy at email@example.com if you have specific concerns. If you are an Irish citizen abroad, register your contact details through our Citizens’ Registration system so that the Embassy will be able to contact you quickly in the event of any major developments that may affect you.
The Government of Ireland advises against all but essential overseas travel. If you intend to travel from Bulgaria, Armenia or Georgia to Ireland, please note that none of these countries is on Ireland's so-called travel "green list" and that therefore anyone travelling to Ireland from these countries is not exempt from the 14-day period of restricted movement on arrival in Ireland. This also includes anyone returning to Ireland from one of these countries after a holiday or other short trip, and applies to Irish citizens and residents as well as visitors. Please see our page headed Covid-19: Travel Advice for Ireland as well as the Irish government's Covid-19 travel advice page for further information.
Ireland advises against any non-essential overseas travel at this time. Anyone planning to travel to Bulgaria from Ireland and back again should be aware that Bulgaria is not on the so-called "green list" of destinations and that the 14-day period of restricted movement on returning to Ireland will therefore apply. Please see our page headed Covid-19: Travel Advice for Ireland for further information.
From the perspective of the Bulgarian authorities, Irish citizens are in principle permitted to enter Bulgaria and are at this time not required to self-quarantine or present a negative PCR test result if coming to Bulgaria from any EU/Schengen country or the UK. Please note that the Bulgarian authorities may change entry and quarantine requirements at any time, without warning.
In connection with the Covid-19 global pandemic, the government of Georgia declared a state of emergency on 21st March 2020. As of this date, all scheduled flights to and from Georgia were suspended with permission only granted for a limited number of Georgian Airways and specially chartered repatriation flights. As of 1st July certain commercial flights may become available again, on an extremely limited basis. For up-to-date information on the situation in Georgia including any Covid-19 measures in place please visit StopCov.ge.
At present, there are extremely limited air connections between Yerevan and Europe. For up-to-date information on restrictions in Armenia, please visit the websites of the Government of the Republic of Armenia, as well as the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.