What is the e-vignette and the electronic toll collection system?

What is the e-vignette and the electronic toll collection system?

As of January 1, 2019, e-vignette will be introduced in Bulgaria for the use of the national payed road network. The prices of the e-vignettes will remain the same for all vehicle types. Starting from 2019 also a weekend vignette will be introduced for light vehicles. Since the entering into force of the e-vignette there is no longer need to put a sticker on the windscreen of the vehicle. During a roadside check by the control authorities the owners and users of the vehicles shall not be obliged to present a document proving the purchase of  e-vignette.

For heavy goods vehicles with total technically permissible maximum weight over 3,5 tons the vignettes will be valid till 15 August 2019. As of 16 August 2019, toll charging will be introduced for them.

In order to perform its activity on toll collection, the Road Infrastructure Agency will operate an Electronic toll collection system. The system is combination of technical means and procedures for sale, validation and control of the regulated use of the road network.