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Average for round-trip flights in November 2020
From New York to Sofia
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Are there currently restrictions on travel to Bansko related to COVID-19?
Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Bansko along with the rest of Bulgaria. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Entry restrictions
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), or the UK.
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 EU Member States, the UK, and the Schengen countries, as well as from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, Ukraine, and Jordan. Nationals of these countries are not subject to a 14-day quarantine.
Nationals of 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 14 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.
. If you are looking to book a trip to Bansko and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.
Cheapest Prices for Bansko flights by month
Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Bansko. Flying to Bansko in June will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.
When is the best time to fly to Bansko?
Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
NYC - SOF
$646 - $1,018
39.2 - 82.4 °F
1.1 - 3.19 inches
The best time to fly to Bansko is during January, but great deals can be found at other times. July sees the temperatures in Bansko peak to their warmest. June tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.
When is the best time to book a flight to Bansko?
The price you pay for your flight to Bansko may vary depending on when you book.For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 61 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Bansko?
Tuesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Bansko. Flying on Saturday will result in higher flight prices.
What time of day is cheapest to fly to Bansko?
Flights in the morning are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Bansko. Flights in the afternoon are usually the most expensive.
Situated in the foothills of one of the country’s most beautiful mountains, Bansko is a charming and historic town with the stunning alpine backdrop formed by the Pirin Mountains. A climatic mountain resort, Bansko is known as an alpine skiing, hiking and climbing center, but it combines its natural beauty and outdoor opportunities with the atmosphere of an ancient Bulgarian town from the 10th century, and boasts a wealth of culture and history, as well as traditional taverna-style cuisine and colorful folklore. The traditional stone and wooden buildings are an integral part of its charm and character and many relics and monuments survive from its past. The alpine character of the Pirin Mountains create excellent skiing conditions for all types of skiers and experts can enjoy some of the country’s best downhill skiing at the nearby resort of Shiligarnika.
Bansko is a recently opened ski resort with the best snow record in Bulgaria. This means the ski season continues even until May.
In August Bansko holds an international Jazz festival and on alternate years a singing festival. In mid-May the local traditions are celebrated. These all offer opportunities to drink the excellent wine. Country wine is good value and uses only two varieties of grape which must be stated on the label, table wine is cheaper and made from any number of grapes. Damiantza and Vini Sliven are two of the wines with a high reputation.
Eat out in Motikata which is famous throughout the region for its barbecued meats. In the summer you sit in a large garden with stunning views of the mountains.