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BRITISH DTC CITIZENS VISITING BULGARIA


TRAVEL INFO AND ETIAS REQUIREMENTS

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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every British DTC 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 UK - British DTC 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 British DTC 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 British Dtc diplomatic offices in Bulgaria


British Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria

Address: 9 Moskovska Street, Sofia 1000, BulgariaCheck on map


Phone: (+359) 2 933 9222


Fax: (+359) 2 933 9250


Email: BritishEmbassySofia@fco.gov.uk


Website: http://www.gov.uk/government/world/bulgaria


Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm


Details: Consular e-mail address: consularsection.sofia@fco.gov.uk


List of Bulgarian diplomatic offices in UK - British DTC


Embassy of Bulgaria in London, United Kingdom

Address: 186-188 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 5HL, United KingdomCheck on map


Phone: +44 20 7581 3144, +44 20 7584 9400


Fax: +44 20 7584 4948


Email: Embassy.London@mfa.bg


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


Office Hours: 09:00 - 18:00


Details: Konstantin Dimitrov - 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

Country Specific Info

Travel info for Bulgaria