Tourism Minister & British Ambassador discusses on raising travel restrictions from Bulgaria to UK

Published on : Thursday, October 8, 2020

Mariana Nikolova, the Tourism Minister of Bulgaria has discussed about lifting restrictions on travelers from Bulgaria to the United Kingdom with British ambassador Rob Dixon, as per an October 6th statement by the ministry.

To quote Nikolova, “In the spirit of partnership and reciprocity, we hope that the British authorities will remove the restrictions on Bulgarian and foreign citizens entering the territory of the United Kingdom from our country.”

She issued a reminder that as of July 16, the mandatory quarantine of 14-days for British citizens entering Bulgaria had been abolished, and as of July 27 2020 the need to present a negative PCR test was been removed.

The statement mentioned that in tourism, she informed Dixon that Bulgaria has great importance in maintaining friendly relations with the UK. “The United Kingdom is a priority tourist market and partner of Bulgaria. In 2019, more than 470 000 tourists from the UK visited our country, which is an increase of more than 20.7 per cent compared with 2018,” she said.

All Bulgarian hotels, restaurants and other sites were strictly adhering to all anti-epidemic measures to make sure both the seamless running of the upcoming winter season and the safety and health of all guests are maintained, as Nikolova told Dixon.

In the Balkans, she said that Bulgaria remained among the least infected countries thereby making it a safe place for travel.

The statement quoted Dixon as saying: “We would also like the quarantine measures to be lifted, and I hope that this will happen soon and that the flow of tourists between the two countries will resume”.


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