Bulgarian General Directorate of Border Police has received information from the Greek border authorities that from 00:00 on 22.07.2020 the Greek checkpoint "Exohi", adjacent to the Bulgarian "Ilinden", will be closed in both directions for all travelers, regardless of their nationality, as well as for all types of vehicles, including trucks. The ban will be valid until 3 August 2020.
As from 10th of June the traffic on section E-79 between Rebarkovo and Lyutidol is closed for construction of the Mezdra-Botevgrad Road. Traffic will be diverted through the Petrohan Pass and Iskar Gorge. For more details - http://www.api.bg/index.php/en/prescentar/novini/traffic-section-e-79-between-rebarkovo-and-lyutidol-closed-construction-mezdra-botevgrad-road-traffic-will-be-diverted-through-p/.
Coronavirus related special procedures
Updated on 09/04/2021
The “emergency epidemic situation” in Bulgaria has been extended until 30th of April 2021.
As from 1st of April, new ordinance of the Minister of health is in force (see this link for the English translation of the ordinance). According to the new provisions, persons entering Bulgaria should present a proof of negative PCR test. The drivers performing international road transport operations (both of passengers and goods) are exempted from this requirement.
As from 1st of February the use of facial mask for single or repeated use is 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. Please note, that no other means covering the nose and the mouth (for example cloth, scarf, helmet, etc.) would be accepted!
DRIVING RESTRICTIONS FOR 2021
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The Ordinance, introducing driving restrictions for 2020 has been revoked in April 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and an Ordinance, introducing driving restrictions for 2021 was not issued at all.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.
NEW TOLL SYSTEM IN BULGARIA
List of the self-service terminals
DRIVING RESTRICTIONS FOR 2020
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.