Coronavirus related special procedures
Updated on 19/07/2021

   The “emergency epidemic situation” in Bulgaria has been extended until 31st of July 2021.

   According to the provisions of the ordinance РД-01-597/16.07.2021 of the Minister of health on entering the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria, the drivers performing international road transport operations (both of passengers and goods) remain exempted from the requirement for presenting COVID-19 tests or vaccination certificates. The stewards engaged in the international road transport of passengers are now also exempted from the requirement for presenting COVID-19 tests or vaccination certificates.

   The use of facial mask for single or repeated use, is still mandatory in all closed public places (except eating and drinking establishments) and in open public places, where it is impossible to keep a physical distance of 1.5 m.




   Currently in Bulgaria there are NO driving restrictions for HDV during weekends and public holidays.

   The Ordinance, introducing driving restrictions for 2020 has been revoked in April 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and an Ordinance, introducing driving restrictions for 2021 was not issued at all.

  There are road sections that are temporarily closed or restricted for certain categories of trucks because of road construction or maintenance works, or bad weather conditions. All such sections are signposted. Please advice your transport operators to pay attention to road signs because entering a temporarily forbidden road section is considered as serious infringement and is sanctioned with:
   - a fine of 300 BGN;
   - driving licence withdrawal for 1 month.



List of the self-service terminals










Protest of Bulgarian international road hauliers in Brussels

On 10th of January 2019 г. the international road hauliers from Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovenia protest in Brussels against the Mobility package I - Joint Declaration.


AEBTRI  is   the national guarantee association concerning the TIR system in Bulgaria. AEBTRI is a non-profitmaking organisation whose members include companies and establishments which are directly or indirectly concerned with road transport of passengers and goods.
The Association is involved in representing and supporting its members, securing their interests at national and international levels. AEBTRI enjoys a full membership status in the International Road Transport Union (IRU).

The Association is registered as an agent for representation of foreign persons according to the Bulgarian ordinances for reimbursement of paid VAT.

Letter to Siim Kallas, vice-president of EC and commissiner for transport concerning the measures against spending the regular weekly rest on board of vehicles. 

IRU website