Covid-19 Rules for UK Travellers to Bulgaria and Back

Nov 17, 2021 No Comments by
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If you’re a UK national travelling UK to Bulgaria, then you need to make sure you read this:

  • Bring your vaccination certificate. I recommend you print it out but the NHS Covid pass app is accepted.
  • Bring a negative PCR test result certificate. Test must have been taken within 72 hours of entry into Bulgaria.
  • Children aged 12 to 18 who are unvaccinated are allowed to just present a negative test certificate.
  • If unvaccinated, then bring a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (either PCR or rapid antigen test dated at least 11 days, but no more than 180 days, before arrival into Bulgaria, in English)

This travel information was correct to the best of our knowledge on 17th November 2021. No responsibility is taken for its accuracy. Use the resources and links below to check before your travel and do your own research as to whether you think it’s safe for you to travel.

If you’re a UK national travelling from Bulgaria to UK, then you need to do the following 

  • Order a day two rapid flow (rapid antigen) test before travelling back to the UK
  • Take your day two lateral flow test within two days of returning to the UK (excludes under 5s)

Pre departure (Fit2Fly) PCR and day two rapid flow test companies

Chronomics, Rapid Flow: £17.09 No code – automatic discount

Eurofins (option of testing at Asda car parks throughout the UK. Results within 24 hours and open on a Sunday). Discount code: BA2021. PCR: £40

Randox Health: Test at home. Many places to drop your test off. Not good if you live in a remote area. Discount Code:  easyjet2021. PCR – £43 Rapid flow: £21.50

Halo: Spit test that arrives by courier and picked up by courier. Great if you liver in a remote area or don’t have time / don’t want to leave home. rapid flow from £25.

Useful Resources

UK Government Travel Portal for Bulgaria

https://www.facebook.com/UKinBulgaria – British Embassy in Bulgaria

https://bulgariatravel.org/useful/practical-information-for-tourists-co

https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk – Passenger Locator Form for travel to the UK

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/how-to-find-the-cheapest-private-coronavirus-tests-for-travel/ – finding cheapest PCR and lateral flow tests

Bansko PCR test Centres: locations and nearby alternatives

100% cancellation refunds with Bansko Blog

You should have proper winter insurance. As far as my research tell me you cannot get insurance to cover you if regulations change and you are not able to travel. However you can get insurance that covers you in case of illness (including covid) and illness abroad.

When booking on Bansko App and here on Bansko Blog you pay just 20% of the ski hire upfront and the remainder in the shop. You receive a 100% refund for cancellations made before the day of arrival in Bansko. Lessons are refunded 100% if you pre pay the 3% cancellation insurance at the time of booking. Transfer payment is made to your driver. But please notify if you need to cancel.

“All affected Bansko Blog clients in March 2020 when the pandemic hit received 100% refunds. All of these were made promptly and within ten days.”

Lance Nelson

I believe this is the simplest and fairest way for Bansko visitors to ensure their travel is financially risk free.

Travel insurance companies have lots of small print. Reading them carefully is advisable but does not change the fact that, in the past, Bansko travellers did not receive full refunds from travel and ski hire companies when their Bansko’s trips were cancelled. Bansko Blog and our partners operate under a code of practice that is built upon integrity and leads the way for being open, honest and fair. This is why our regular clients recommend us to their friends.

For maximum protection book your flight with a credit card. Then click here for your private transfer where all drivers where a mask and are fully vaccinated. You can then buy you ski and snowboard hire and lessons closer to departure time on our main booking form.

You’ll have peace of mind knowing that, should covid regulations change, your risk of loss is minimal.

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