OREANDA-NEWS. According to ATOR, starting from January 29, Bulgaria will require foreign travelers to provide a certificate with a negative PCR test for COVID-19.

The analysis must be carried out no earlier than 72 hours before arrival in the country. The requirement is valid until April 30, 2021.

Bulgarian citizens and those who have a residence permit who have not presented the appropriate certificates will be quarantined for ten days.

Certificates confirming a negative result for coronavirus will not be asked from transit passengers, drivers of buses and trucks performing international transport, crews of ships and aircraft.

In Bulgaria, the number of new cases of coronavirus infection has noticeably decreased in recent weeks. From February 1, the country's authorities plan to open shopping centers and gyms, and from February 4, full-time classroom instruction will begin in secondary schools. From March 1, restaurants and cafes are allowed to reopen with a 50 percent limit on the maximum number of guests. Bars and nightclubs have been decided to remain closed for now.

In addition, from February 1 to April 30, citizens and visitors to Bulgaria who are in public transport and crowded places, including on the street, are required to wear masks.