Is it safe to travel to Sunny Beach? Latest travel advice for Bulgaria amid coronavirus outbreak – The Sun

Is it safe to travel to Sunny Beach? Latest travel advice for Bulgaria amid coronavirus outbreak – The Sun

BULGARIA is one of the few countries in Europe to have not reported any cases of coronavirus although a number of people are currently being tested.

Here is everything you need to know if visiting the country, including Sunny Beach.

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Coronavirus has swept Europe, pictured here in Italy

Is it safe to travel to Bulgaria?

There are currently no travel restrictions for entry into Bulgaria, and there is no advice from the UK government regarding coronavirus.

Cases have been reported in Greece, Romania and North Macedonia, all of which share a border with Bulgaria, so could change at the last minute.

Brits will not have to self-quarantine if travelling between the UK and Bulgaria.

The current health advice regarding the spread of coronavirus advises people to cough and sneeze into a tissue or sleeve, before washing it or disposing of it.

It is also advised not to touch eyes, nose or mouth with dirty hands.

Can I cancel my holiday to Bulgaria?

If you are flying to Bulgaria in the next few days, then your flights will remain unaffected.

Wizz Air has cut flights between Bulgaria and Italy, while Bulgaria Air cancels all flights to Milan due to coronavirus,

However, you are advised to keep up to date with the latest travel advice as it is likely to change at short notice.

Concerned passengers can contact their airline to find out whether they can change their flights if concerned, but they are unlikely to offer refunds or free changes.

The only time that tour operators are required to give a refund on holiday packages is if the Foreign Office changes its travel advice for a region and turns it into a no-go area, which they have not done in this case.

Independent hotels are not even required to refund money in this instance, so if you have paid in advance and choose not to turn up then you will lose your money.

If the hotel is a large chain, it could be worth asking to change your stay to another location or delay your trip but they are under no obligation to grant this.

Holidaymakers are advised to check with their travel insurance providers to see if there is something they can do, but that is also unlikely

Officials have advised not cancelling your holiday abroad – if you are concerned about your trip, then we explain how you can cancel it.

We've also updated the latest advice for Austria as well as Spain.

Italy has reported the highest number of coronavirus cases in Europe, with numbers exceeding 3,000.

If you're heading to Thailand, we've explained what to know following a number of coronavirus cases.

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