Event: Alert–Airline Flight Schedules
The U.S. Embassy has been informed that due to the decreased demand for international air travel in recent weeks, several carriers are reducing or suspending their flights from Bulgaria. Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, and Brussel Airlines are reducing their flights for the winter timetable (October 25, 2020 to March 27, 2021). Air France canceled their regular flights from Sofia to Paris during the winter months. British Airways is suspending its flights from Sofia to London, starting on November 4, 2020. A date for the resumption of service has not been announced. Other international commercial flight options continue to exist in Bulgaria.
You may monitor flight status on the Sofia Airport flight departures page.
- Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. If your travel has been disrupted, please contact your airline.
- U.S. citizens who need assistance should contact the American Citizen Services Section at ACS_Sofia@state.gov.
Actions to take:
- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts.
- Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Bulgaria.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
- Visit the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control.
- Visit the Bulgarian Ministry of Health website (Bulgarian only)
- U.S. Embassy Sofia, Bulgaria +359-2-937-5100 (business hours)
+359-2-937-5101 (after hours—emergencies only—arrest, death, or danger to the safety and security of U.S. citizens)
- State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Bulgaria Country Information
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