Important Notifications

Important: Current U.S. Entry Restrictions Due to COVID-19

To avoid U.S. entry restrictions when traveling from Bulgaria to the United States, foreign nationals must avoid transiting (or entering) the Schengen Zone/UK/Ireland/China/Iran and Brazil in the 14 days before travel to the U.S.  Also, having reservations for flights through these countries, even if cancelled, may cause refusal to board travelers on U.S. bound flights.

There are some exceptions for students, U.S. lawful permanent residents, and others.  For a full list of exceptions please check the links to Presidential Proclamations here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/presidential-proclamation-coronavirus.html.

For more information regarding the current situation prior your planned trip please contact Consular Section by e-mail: niv_sofia@state.gov