Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Santa Ana to Bulgaria
Bulgaria has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not nationals or family members of nationals of the European Union, the Schengen Agreement States (including San Marino, Andorra, Monaco and Vatican City).
Bulgaria has restricted all air passenger flights from the UK from December 20 until December 31. Some forms of essential travel are still permitted to enter. Bulgarian citizens and their non-Bulgarian immediate family members are also permitted to enter.
Nationals of Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus, Canada, Georgia, Israel, Japan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, South Korea, Rwanda, Serbia, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, Ukraine and the UAE may also enter the country.
Bulgarian nationals and their family members, permanent residents, and long-term residence permit holders may also enter the country, as may long-term residents and family members of EEA/Schengen countries and the UK. Certain other exceptions exist for medical workers, students attending a Bulgarian institution, diplomats, and certain classes of workers essential to the Bulgarian state. For full details on exceptions, check the Bulgarian Ministry of Health website (in Bulgarian).
A PCR test is not required for nationals arriving in Bulgaria from Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, Uruguay or Vatican City. Nationals of these countries are not subject to a 10-day quarantine.
Nationals of the UK, North Macedonia, Serbia, Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Moldova, Israel, and Kuwait can enter Bulgaria with a negative PCR test performed in the last 72 hours. The Bulgarian border authorities must be presented with a document showing a negative result, written in the Latin method (PCR), which contains the names of the person according to the identity document with which he travels, data about the laboratory that performed the test, and the date on which the PCR test was performed.
Travelers who fall into one of the above exception categories but whose travel to Bulgaria originates in any other country must present a negative result from a PCR test done up to 72 hours before entering Bulgaria,
Travelers who are required to quarantine will not be able to leave Bulgaria before the end date of the 10-day quarantine. Traveling and leaving the premises of the quarantine will be considered a violation.
Nationals and long-term residents of the EU, Schengen countries, or the UK and their family members may transit through Bulgaria to their country of residence, and nationals of North Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, or Turkey can transit to return to the country of which they are nationals. Transit is only permitted when the traveler will immediately depart Bulgaria.
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Bulgarian passports and national ID cards which have expired on or after March 13, 2020 will be considered valid with a prolongation of 6 months.
There are currently 26,929 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in BG and 8,820 deaths as of Jan 25 2021
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Nice people"
Cons: "Some games for kids"
Cons: "50 min. delay for absolutely nothing. No proper gate available. Only one bus had to serve all passengers from terminal to aircraft. Lufthansa should not operate as a budget airline."
Pros: "Aircraft and crew"
Cons: "Poor customer service, was booked off twice without being informed."
Cons: "A delay due to an electrical storm prevented us from taking off for over an hour which we had to wait to end on the plane."
Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Cons: "Meals and some entertainment"
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "The proximity of the arriving and departing gates"
Cons: "Nothing to add?"
Pros: "The crews are ok; hard working . Seat are comfortable too."
Cons: "I think that’s almost."
Pros: "Crews was excellent, always refilling water which I can appreciate so much. Keep it up! Loved the United pilot at John Wayne who came out just to say hi, let us know we were in good hands."
Cons: "Had to wait in tarmac forever from Frankfurt to Florence"
Pros: "Flight attendants were excellent and very accommodating."
Pros: "Really friendly crew"
Cons: "No entertainment, worst food I've ever had at an airline"
Pros: "The crew here was Much, much friendlier! They were smiling, joking, and happy. The stewardess even directed me to a free isle seat so I wouldn't have to sit in the middle where it was a bit more cramped. I wish my first experience with Lufthansa; they could have had a loyal customer since I will ve flying to Bulgaria 2 times a year in the next 6 years."
Cons: "The bus to get to the plane was very cramped."
Pros: "It’s always a pleasure, easy and organized to fly with you. I have been using Lufthansa for the last 3 years, every time I must fly because of the quality of service and of its crew."
Cons: "Waited in Luftansa line 9.5 hours to rebook flight after Munich airport shut down for 7 hours. Lufthansa totally unprepared for this situation. Understaffed and unhelpful with directions. Finally got to Los Angeles after 48 hours. Still haven’t gotten luggage 2 days later and no communication on when to expect it."
Cons: "Boarding was a free for all. My seat was near the front of the plane but the crew directed me to enter at the back of the plane. There were people entering from both the front and the back, meaning people were stuck trying to get past each other in the tight aisle. It was difficult to find space in the overhead compartments for carryon luggage due to people bringing too much stuff - the crew should have stepped in and helped. The food was a bad chicken sandwich with condiments that I could not eat."
Cons: "Flight was delayed. There was not enough space for my carry-on luggage so they had to take it in the front."
Pros: "The flight was full. service, food and entreatment was excellent"
Pros: "Excellent service and friendly staff!"
Cons: "It was very cold"
Pros: "The flight from Chicago was only about 2/3 full and there was no one in the seat next to me so I had plenty of room to stretch out and get comfortable. The flight was super smooth...hardly any turbulence and crew worked hard to keep passengers refreshed."
Cons: "I sat next to the biggest jerk on the plane (something out of Lufthansa control so I don't hold that against them). Also the seats were not the most comfortable...even for an economy seat was pretty basic. Also the entertainment system was temperamental and some of the features (flight tracker) didn't work at all."
Cons: "They Changed the terminal last minute and i miss the flight ! horrible experience i needed to pay new tickets 300$ ! i will never going to book or recommend to anyone to fly with your company.."
Pros: "Easy boarding"
Cons: "The chicken was too spicy & hot for general public. You should take lessons from Swiss Air... food was delicious!"
Pros: "Munich airport is very well organized."
Cons: "Incorrect advice from check in staff at Dublin re transit visa requirements"
Cons: "We had reserved our seats ahead of time but as we were boarding we were told that instead of sitting on row 4, we should seat at a row at the back of the plane. We were not notified ahead of time or or given an option. Flight attendants were refusing to help passengers and were actually rude to people who needed help to find a place for their luggage. Honestly, I didn’t expect this from Lufthansa and am very disappointed."
Pros: "The service couldn’t have been better! Constant supply of water, the food was good, and they have champagne in economy - always a win for me!"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No good food"
Cons: "Food was disappointing...especially 'pizza' at the end. Crew was very helpful to family with baby."
Cons: "Space and overall comfort of economy class"
Cons: "flight was delayed. personal works very slow"
Pros: "United was operating the flight. They asked for 200 to assign me seat next to the path. I found out in the plane after i got to my middle seat that they gave a good front seat close to the path to somebody who was stand by..... They also stated that they can not check my nags to Sofia since they DO NOT FLY TO SOFIA..."
Cons: "United was operating the flight. They asked for 200 to assign me seat next to the path. I found out in the plane after i got to my middle seat that they gave a good front seat close to the path to somebody who was stand by..... They also stated that they can not check my nags to Sofia since they DO NOT FLY TO SOFIA..."
Pros: "The crew was very polite!"
Cons: "It felt really tight."
Pros: "Didn't try the food."
Cons: "Nothing out of the ordinary regarding the flight itself. The gate was changed twice, which was inconvenient. Not much leg room or no adjustable pillows on the seats."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and provided constant updates while the flight was delayed multiple times."
Cons: "It is not a good idea to serve dinner at 1am in the evening when people are falling asleep. It would have been a better idea to serve lunch vs dinner"
Pros: "All the staff was very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Terrible leg room."
Pros: "everything on time on the right place with the right numbers ... perfect ;)"
Cons: "seats on LH435 from ORD to MUC too small and tight"
Pros: "The crew was great. The flying by pilots was great. The seats were ok."
Cons: "The selection of movies, documentaries and news was very poor, from my perspective. Typically, when I fly from Europe with other airlines, I have no problem finding something I would want to watch during the entire flight. On LH, I couldn't find a single movie I cared to watch. I watched a documentary. I tried to watch live news, but it was often unavailable."
Pros: "Drinks and food quality acceptable Well on time Very friendly crew"
Cons: "Seats comfort could have been better"
Pros: "great entertainment on monitors at seat. kept us full with two full meals and a snack. came around with beverages often. seats very comfortable with leg room and reclining"
Cons: "It took over three hours for them to unload our baggage. Completely unacceptable. Terrible coordination and planning with the Dulles baggage handlers."
Pros: "we had to cut our trip short and book an immediate flight home on Lufthansa. The staff took excellent care of us. Even offered us some orange juice and milk to take home knowing that we may need it (being away for a while) and knowing that our first priority was to get to a hospital. These little events shows the extreme compassion from Lufthansa's on-board staff. We will now ALWAYS look to fly Lufthansa whenever possible."
Cons: "seats were old and uncofmortable. i asked for coffee which they totally forgot to bring me and the crew was just generally mean and very dismissive. no food at all - could have served a breakfast sandwich or something no entertainment or charging docks. ."
Cons: "This was actually operated by United and as usual united service food and quality was way below the norm. Very disappointing."
Cons: "Service, always delay"
Pros: "The crew was personable"
Cons: "Not enough recent television"
Airlines flying from Santa Ana to Bulgaria have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Santa Ana to Bulgaria
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Santa Ana to Bulgaria
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Santa Ana to Bulgaria
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Santa Ana to Bulgaria
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Santa Ana to Bulgaria