Covid PCR Testing Labs in Bansko

Nov 04, 2021 No Comments by

Covid PCR and RFD (Rapid Flow Device) testing information* for Bansko is here. Check opening times carefully. No appointments possible. For all test centres you just turn up. Do you have Covid-19 questions? Join the Covid-19 chat channel in the Bansko Blog app (it’s free).

Banderishka Poliana

Address: top of the gondola lift station

Opening hours: 10:00 to 16:00 (to be confirmed)

Rapid flow result speed: 15 minutes (to be confirmed)

Price: 20 lv (Rapid flow)

PCR results speed: await information (but same day)

Price: 90 lv (PCR)

Gondola Lift Car Park

Address: bottom lift station of the gondola lift

Opening hours: 10:00 to 18:00

Rapid flow result speed: 15 minutes

Price: 20 lv (Rapid flow)

PCR results speed: await information (expect same day)

Price: 90 lv (PCR)

Strazhite Hotel

Opening hours: 10:00 to 18:00 (to be confirmed)

Address: 26 Tsar Simeon Street – covid-19 rules for UK citizens.


Address: scan the QR code above. It is situated up from the Kempinski hotel on Pirin street. If you walk up past Kempinski you come to MPM Sport Hotel, then just after there turn left and you’ll see it.

Opening Hours: 08:00 to 18:00

Rapid flow result speed: 15 minutes 

Price: 20 lv (Rapid flow)

PCR results speed: 1. Arrive between 08:00 and 11:50 – same day result after 13:30

2. arrive between 12:00 and 14:00 – same day result between 17:30 and 17:50

OR you can access online at the same time, just ask for online access.


tel: +359 896 887 483

Locations of NEO and Ramus labs


Address: 26 Tsar Simeon Street, Bansko (ул. „Цар Симеон“ 26, 2770 кв. Стария град, Банско)

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 08:00 to 15:00 (Sunday: closed)

Cost: 30 lv (Rapid Flow) | 100lv (PCR)

Rapid flow: 20 minutes

PCR testing: Same day results

Tel: +359 87 776 1201


Ramus Lab

Address: ul. “Louis Pasteur” 1, 2770, Bansko (ул. „Луи Пастьор“ 1, 2770 кв. Стария град, Банско)

Opening hours for Rapid flow: Monday to Friday: 08:00 to 16:00 (Saturday and Sunday: closed)

Result speed: 15 minutes

Cost: 10 lv (Rapid Flow)

Opening hours for PCR: Monday to Friday: 08:00 to 12:00 (Saturday and Sunday: closed)

Result speed: next day

Cost: 70lv (PCR)


Tel: +359 88 637 2189

Razlog Hospital: Microbiological Laboratory

Address: ul. “Stara planina” 15, 2760 Razlog. 4km approx (10 minutes) from Bansko.

Test price: Antigen testing (30 lv) results in 15 minutes and PCR (70 lv) results same day between 15:00 and 17:00.

Comments: Only paper certificate issued. No online access

Opening hours – RFD (Rapid Flow)
Monday to Friday, 08:00-16:00
Saturday, 08:00-11:00
Sunday: closed

Opening hours for PCR: Monday to Saturday, 08:00-11:00

More info:

Tel: +359 894 568099; +359 894 459714

Ramus Lab, Razlog

Address: Sveti Kiril i Metodiy 4, Razlog

Opening hours – rapid test:
Monday to Friday, 08:00-16:00
Saturday: 08:00-11:00
Sunday: Closed

Results time: 15 minutes

Opening hours – PCR test:
Monday to Saturday: 08:00-12:00
Sunday: Closed

Results time: On the next day

Test price: 70 BGN (PCR)

Available hours to receive your Rapid test results: On the same day after 15-20 min of your test

Rapid flow test cost: 10 BGN

Result format: You can receive only a paper result personally from the laboratory. Online result is not available.

Kandilarov Lab, Razlog

More info awaiting

Sofia airport covid testing

Sofia airport Terminal 2 (Swissport ticket office). all the tests including rapid anti-sen test. Results provided within 15 minutes to 2 hours, depending on test. Walk-in

Opening hours: 03:00 to 23:00 Monday to Sunday inclusive.


tel: 0700 20 442

Other lab locations

  • Ramus lab in Simitli (07:30 to 14:30: closed Saturday and Sunday)
  • Ramus lab in Blagoevgrad (08:00 to 11:000 closed Saturday and Sunday)
  • Ramus lab in Sofia (closed Saturday and Sunday)
  • Other testing labs in Sofia (and Plovdiv)

General travel advice

My experience from four trips, so far in 2021: Order the testing kits required for when you return back (“Day 2” tests) well in advance. You need the reference number for the passenger locator form.

Load up your vaccination certificate or proof of recovery AND your covid test results into your airline boarding pass app. This saves time at check-in

Print out tests and certificates. Whilst not necessary, I have found that looking well organised means a speedy transition through airports.

Check For country regulations use and on your government website latest restrictions and requirements for travel. Do this at least a week before travel. Check only official government websites and Facebook pages.

Book your discounted private transfer here on Bansko Blog or in our App. All drivers have been vaccinated. Vehicles deep cleaned after every journey. Book your discounted private transfers ski hire, snowboard hire and lessons, just 50 metres from lift on

If you have either been vaccinated, or recovered from covid, then bring two copies of your vaccination certificate (or recovery certificate) and place them in plastic folders.

Do your own Covid research. This article was updated on the 20th December 2021.

*No liability is taken for the accuracy of the information in this article.

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