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General Information

The official language of Bulgaria is Bulgarian.

The national currency of Bulgaria is Lev (BGN).

1 BGN equals  .
equals  BGN.

Location

Bulgaria

The distance from to Bulgaria is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Bulgaria. Exercise normal precautions in Bulgaria. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Bulgaria is 39. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 112 to call the police in Bulgaria.

LGBT

Bulgaria has a score of 0 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Bulgaria ranks #68 worldwide.

There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Bulgaria. LGBTI individuals are stigmatized by society in Bulgaria and societal discrimination against LGBTI individuals is widespread. LGBTI individuals engaging in public displays of affection may attract unwelcome attention or harassment.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Bulgaria should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Bulgaria:

  • Hepatitis A

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Bulgaria to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Bulgaria differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Bulgaria, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
  • Type F
Weather

The temperature difference between Bulgaria and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Bulgaria. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Mixed precipitation tomorrow through next Saturday.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Sat March 21 40–61°F  /  4–16°C 70% 3%
Sun March 22 34–54°F  /  1–12°C 78% 95%
Mon March 23 29–35°F  /  -1–2°C 96% 99%
Tue March 24 29–37°F  /  -1–3°C 96% 75%
Wed March 25 30–41°F  /  -1–5°C 95% 31%
Thu March 26 34–47°F  /  1–8°C 96% 47%
Fri March 27 39–46°F  /  4–8°C 97% 79%
Sat March 28 37–46°F  /  3–8°C 90% 80%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:21 am and sets at 06:33 pm. This equates to 12.2 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Bulgaria, it is in . When the sun sets in Bulgaria, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Bulgaria is 0.50 BGN. Every kilometer costs an additional 0.00 BGN. Every hour of waiting time costs 11.83 BGN.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Bulgaria.

The minimum driving age is 18.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 2.00 BGN in Bulgaria.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 8.76 BGN.

The minimum age to purchase alcohol in Bulgaria is 18.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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