UPDATE [ 13 April 2021]: 

Travel to Bulgaria remains subject to entry restrictions. All arrivals to Bulgaria must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result upon arrival in Bulgaria (undertaken up to 72 hours before arrival) although some travellers (Bulgarian residents, including foreign citizens with residency permits, and their family members) can opt for a quarantine of 10 days on arrival in lieu of a PCR test. Exemptions to the negative COVID-19 test requirement include bus and lorry drivers, aircraft or vessel crews, border workers and those transiting through Bulgaria.

The 10 day quarantine on arrival, in lieu of a PCR test for people legally resident in Bulgaria, can be shortened if they present a negative PCR test performed within 24 hours of arriving in Bulgaria. The quarantine requirement will be revoked within 24 hours of submitting the document demonstrating the negative PCR test result. 

Many land border crossings in the region are also restricted or closed for passenger traffic.

Grocery stores organize their work, not allowing people under the age of 65 in the respective sites between 8.30 and 10.30.

Wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor public spaces.

Travelling to Bulgaria is not advised. Check the practical information for tourists 

If you have questions regarding the COVID-19, please contact:

- Ministry of Health: +359 2 807 87 57 (open 24 hours)

- Ministry of Foreign Affairs: +359 2 948 24 04; +359 2 971 38 56; 02 948 3052; 02 948 2552; 02 948 2085 (open 24 hours), email:

- Official website for COVID-19 in Bulgaria:

Re-open EU - (Information about measures and travelling to Bulgaria)

The European Commission is coordinating a common European response to the outbreak of COVID-19. A dedicated website ( has been launched including information on the latest developments and actions, general advice, useful contacts and links, statistics and various other topics of interest for European citizens and institutions, which will be regularly updated, given the unprecedented situation Europe has been experiencing due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

More information:

National numbers on Covid-19 in the leaftlet template on COVID-19

Websites from national authorities

Geographical distribution of cases globaly (updated daily)

Cases in the EU/EEA and UK

Questions and Answers on novel coronavirus

EU Civil Protection Mechanism

EU Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC)

Welcome to EURAXESS in Bulgaria

We provide information and assistance to mobile researchers and highly qualified specialists – by means of this portal and with the support of our national EURAXESS Local Contact Points (LoCPs). This portal contains practical information concerning professional and daily life, as well as information on job and funding opportunities. The LoCPs help researchers and their family to plan and organise their move to Bulgaria, providing assistance in all matters related to mobility.

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Living and Working in Bulgaria

Find out about all the free services EURAXESS provides to researchers and employers to help you with a range of issues including visa requirements, work regulations, taxation and social security.

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EURAXESS for Companies

EURAXESS support starts with matching offer and demand on the job market for researchers.

The EURAXESS Job portals has an archive of 18.000 active research CVs from all over the world, and on average 2.000 active job adverts on a daily basis. It is visited by 60.000 unique visitors per month. Your company can also post job adverts and consult CVs on-line.


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EURAXESS in Bulgaria

Bulgarian network includes contact persons, local contact points, based in universities and research organizations to serve of mobility of researchers. Local contact points ensure comprehensive and up-to-date information and personalized services to the mobile researchers and their families. The LoCP are at UNWE, Sofia provides the researchers with specialized information related to intellectual property rights.


Mentoring Programme

The Mentoring Programme “Shape the future of a Researcher coming to Europe” is dedicated to all researchers who are willing to share knowledge and expertise, make new contacts and create a professional relationship with someone from another part of the world.

The Programme encourages participation of both, highly skilled and early-stage researchers, to take part in it as mentors or as mentees.

Registration is free and only takes few minutes.


Programme for Supporting Coaches of Refugee Researchers

EURAXESS Bulgaria created several online tools for supporting the coaches of refugee researchers. If you would like to become one please visit the respective tool:


Online Basic Tool for Academic Coaches of Refugee Researchers

Online Advanced Tool for Academic Coaches of Refugee Researchers

Online Basic Tool for Industrial Coaches of Refugee Researchers

Online Advanced Tool for Industrial Coaches of Refugee Researchers


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