AMERICAN CITIZENS VISITING BULGARIA
TRAVEL INFO AND ETIAS REQUIREMENTS
An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every American citizen for short-stay period in Bulgaria starting from 2021.
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.
A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of United States of America 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 American citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.
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).
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 American diplomatic offices in Bulgaria
List of Bulgarian diplomatic offices in United States of America
Embassy of Bulgaria in Washington, United States
Address: 1621 22nd Street, NW, Dimitar Peshev Plaza, Washington, DC 20008, United States
Phone: +1 202 387 0174, +1 202 299 0273, +1 202 483 1386
Fax: +1 202 234 7973
Office Hours: 09:00 - 17:30
Details: Elena Poptodorova-Petrova - Ambassador
Consulate General of Bulgaria in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Address: Two Newton Place, Suite 300 255 Washington Street, Newton 02458 , Massachusetts , United States
Phone: (+1) (617) 219-1490
Details: Mr Adam David Portnoy, Honorary Consul General
Consulate General of Bulgaria in Los Angeles, USA
Address: 11766 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 440, Los Angeles, California 90025 , United States
Phone: (+1) (310) 478-6700
Fax: (+1) (310) 478-6277
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 09:30 - 13:00 with prior appointment by tel. or e-mail
Details: Marin Dimitrov - Consul General
Consulate General of Bulgaria in New York, United States
Address: 121 East 62nd Street, New York, New York 10021, United States
Phone: (+1) 212 935 46 46
Fax: (+1) 212 319 59 55
Details: Mr Milen Lyutskanov - Consul General
Consulate General of Bulgaria in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Permanent Mission of Bulgaria in New York, United States
Honorary Consulate of Bulgaria in Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Address: 4500 Ft. Jackson Boulevard, Columbia , South Carolina 29209 , United States
Phone: (+1) (803) 540-3400
Details: Mr Donald R. Tomlin - Consul
Honorary Consulate of Bulgaria in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Address: 2000 Glades Road, Suite 110 , Boca Raton, Florida 33431, United States
Phone: (+1) (561) 750-1800
Details: Mr Stephen Franklin Beiner - Consul
Honorary Consulate of Bulgaria in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Address: 900 South Pavilion Center Drive , Las Vegas, Nevada 89144 , United States
Phone: (+1) (702) 240-0831
Fax: (+1) (702) 240-0331
Details: Mr Robert Joseph Miller - Consul
Honorary Consulate of Bulgaria in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Address: 201 W. Front Street, Media , Pennsylvania 19063 , United States
Phone: (+1) (610) 565-9191
Details: Mr Stephen Joseph McEwen Jr. - Consul
Honorary Consulate of Bulgaria in Portland, Maine, United States
Address: 1 Monument Square, 6th Floor, Portland, Maine 04101, United States
Details: Mr David Thomas Flanagan - Consul
Consulate General in Bulgaria in Sacramento, California, United States
Address: 917 Seventh Street , Sacramento , California 95814, United States
Phone: (+1) (916) 563-3222, (+1) (916) 447-9827
Fax: (+1) (916) 563-3264, (+1) (916) 443-2672
Details: Mr Brooks D. Ohlson - Consul General
- Routine Vaccines
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Bulgarian 76.8%;
- Turkish 8.2%;
- Roma 3.8%;
- Other 0.7%;
- Unspecified 10.5%
Area: 110,910 KM2
Timezone: UTC/GMT +2 hours
Currency: Lev (BGN)
Calling Code: +359
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