In a telephone conversation, Deputy Prime Minister Mariana Nikolova informed Elena Lysenkova, First Deputy Head of the Federal Tourism Agency of the Russian Federation, about the possibilities for Russian tourists to enter Bulgaria

27 April 2021

Resigned Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism Mariana Nikolova informed in a telephone conversation Elena Lysenkova, First Deputy Head of the Federal Tourism Agency of the Russian Federation about the possibilities for Russian tourists to enter our country. She thanked for the awards received by the two largest tourism exhibitions in Russia - MITT and Intourmarket.

“Our most important task at the moment is to restore the bilateral tourist flow, which has suffered greatly from the global pavidemic of Vovid-19”, said Minister Nikolova. She explained that today at a meeting with Prime Minister Borissov, with the participation of the Minister of Health Professor Angelov, three possibilities for entering Bulgaria were announced - a vaccination certificate covering all vaccines recognized by the World Health Organization, with a negative PCR test or with a negative antigen test, with a document for getting sick in the last 6 months.

The Deputy Prime Minister also clarified that great progress has been made regarding the vaccination of the tourism industry. According to her, no tourist in our country - both Bulgarian and foreign, has fallen ill with Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, and this gives us great hopes that we can have a calm and safe summer.

Minister Nikolova also announced that the Bulgarian Embassy in Moscow is organizing a meeting on April 29th with all accredited tour operators working for the destination Bulgaria, where they will be promptly informed about the travel requirements. She added that she would continue to work, in accordance with her powers, to strengthen bilateral co-operation.

For her part, Elena Lysenkova expressed her gratitude that the Russian Federation is the first country that Bulgaria informs about the ways of entry of tourists. “We are very happy that you are giving three possibilities and we are sure that this will make travel from Russia to Bulgaria safe”, she said. She added that Russia is open to partnership and cooperation with Bulgaria.

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