Travel Advisory Level 4: Do not travel to Bulgaria due to COVID-19

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Sofia, Bulgaria (September 28, 2021)
Location: Bulgaria
Event: Travel Advisory Level 4: Do not travel to Bulgaria due to COVID-19.

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Bulgaria due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in country. There are restrictions in place affecting U.S. citizen entry into Bulgaria. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with a FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 and related restrictions and conditions in Bulgaria.

Read the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Bulgaria:


  • U.S. Embassy Sofia, Bulgaria
    +359-2-937-5100 (business hours)
    +359-2-937-5101 (after hours)
  • State Department – Consular Affairs
    888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444