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ALBANIAN CITIZENS VISITING BULGARIA


TRAVEL INFO AND ETIAS REQUIREMENTS

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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every Albanian citizen for short-stay period in Bulgaria starting from 2021.

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A valid passport is required to enter Bulgaria. All tourists entering Bulgarian territory from another (Schengen country) are exempted from presenting their passports to Bulgarian authorities. In this case, a national identity card is the only document needed.
The passport and other travel documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. All the Passports (or equivalent travel documents) issued more than ten years before the date of travel, may not be accepted.


Visa
A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of Albania who stay in the country for a period greater than 90 days.
For short stay visits (less than 90 days within a period of 180 days), the visitors are exempted from obtaining a valid Schengen visa.
An ETIAS authorisation will become a mandatory requirement for every Albanian citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.


Custom Regulations
Bulgarian custom regulates and blocks the importing of several dangerous items such as weapons (the traveler must hold a valid European Firearm Pass), legal and illegal drugs.
Goods can be imported into Bulgarian territory following the mandatory limits regulated by the government:

If arriving from a non-EU country:

  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (200), cigars (50), loose tobacco (250g).
  • Alcohol: 1L of spirits with more than 22% alcohol by volume (1L), light liquor (2L), wine (4L), beer (16L).
  • Perfume: Perfume (50g) and of eau de toilette (0.25L)

If arriving from an EU Member State:
  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (800), cigarillos (400), cigars (200), smoking tobacco (1kg).
  • Alcohol: Spirits over 22% (10L), fortified wine or spirits up to 22% (20L), wine (90L), beer (110L).


Currency Restriction
Money Amounts of over €10,000 (or equivalent in foreign currencies) in cash or travelers' cheques must be declared at the point of entry or exit of the EU. Visitors entering Bulgaria with a one-way ticket and not having sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket might be refused to enter.



List of Albanian diplomatic offices in Bulgaria


Embassy of Albania in Sofia, Bulgaria

Address: 10 Krakra Street, 1504 Sofia, BulgariaCheck on map


Phone: +359 29433857


Fax: +359 29433069


Email: embassy.sofia@mfa.gov.al


Website: http://www.ambasadat.gov.al/bulgaria


Office Hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00


Details: Mr Petrit Karabina - Ambassador


List of Bulgarian diplomatic offices in Albania


Embassy of Bulgaria in Tirana, Albania

Address: Rruga Skenderbeu 12, Tirana, AlbaniaCheck on map


Phone: +355 4 22 33 155, +355 4 22 32 906


Fax: +355 4 22 32 272


Email: Embassy.Tirana@mfa.bg


Website: http://www.mfa.bg/embassies/albania


Office Hours: 08:00 - 15:00


Details: H.E. Dimitar Arnaudov - Ambassador


Medical Information

Recommended vaccines

  • Routine Vaccines
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies

About Bulgaria

Capital: Sofia
Languages:
  • Bulgarian 76.8%;
  • Turkish 8.2%;
  • Roma 3.8%;
  • Other 0.7%;
  • Unspecified 10.5%

Area: 110,910 KM2
Population: 7,148,785
Timezone: UTC/GMT +2 hours
Currency: Lev (BGN)
Calling Code: +359

Power Sockets

Type C European 2-pin  C European 2-pin
Type F Schuko plug  F Schuko plug

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Travel info for Bulgaria