Travel Tips

  • Pay attention to your passport and travel documents. Your passport must be registered at the nearest Diplomatic Mission. In case of lost or stolen passport, you have to immediately contact the nearest police station.

  • When you arrive at the airport or when you are walking around Bulgaria, pay attention to your luggage.  

  • The contact of the visiting/resident citizen with the Embassy is very important for us and is made by the Consular Section and the Department of Qatari Affairs, in order to benefit from the services provided to citizens, to inform them of what the visitor or resident may be exposed to and to update the residence information and contact numbers in Bulgaria.

  • Avoid entering suspicious places or carrying large amounts of cash and documents. Instead, carry credit cards, and do not give their numbers by telephone except for a known party.

  • When shopping in big shopping centers, keep all invoices and receipts. Always make sure that you have paid for everything. Do not leave the store with unpaid good just to compare to another, to chase after kids or any other reason because it will be considered a theft. Moreover, through the receipts you can receive back VAT on purchases after filling in a special form. This form that should be shown to the Custom’s employees at the airport when you are leaving, can be taken from and stamped by the respective store.

  • Park your car at the authorized places otherwise you might be fined or your car will be lifted/tolled. In the latter case the fines are twice as high.

  • Comply with the traffic regulations, road signs and speed limits.

  • You should have an international driving license in order to be able to drive in Bulgaria. Be advised that it is valid for a period of six mounts. Make sure that your car is insured during the time of your stay.

  • When renting a place, require a contract that includes all provisions such as deposit, ways and terms of payment of the rent. After you get yourself familiar with all the provisions, you must follow them in order to avoid problems.

  •  Take caution when dealing with taxi drivers, translators and other people that claim to be business owners.

  • When using the public transportation, make sure to buy tickets beforehand in order to avoid uncomfortable situations, police intervention and fines.

  • Smoke only at the appointed places

  • It is forbidden by law to carry firearms (including imitations of such), as well as edged weapon such as knives

It is not in the Embassy’s competences to get involved or to mediate relations with state institutions on certain matters such as family or business disputes, unless it is in the established by the law order. In these cases, usually specialized lawyers are being assigned and the cases are being death within the competent Bulgarian courts.

The Embassy warns the visitors to bring servants (domestic helpers) only when really needed because often the helper leaves his/her employer which can upset the employer or employer’s family plans. In such cases we ask you to notice the police and the Embassy.



Which is the best season to visit the country?

The choice of an appropriate season to visit Bulgaria depends on the purpose of the visit. The best time for skiing is the winter, especially in the period of December-March. The sunny beaches of the Bulgarian seaside are most welcoming during the summer (June-September). The spa resorts are a year-round suitable destination.

 Which are the biggest Black sea resorts?

There are many big sea resorts in the country such as Sunny Beach, Golden Sands, Albena, Dunes, The Deers, Varna, Burgas, Primorsko, St. Konstantin and Elena and others.

Which are the biggest mountain resorts?

Borovetz, Pamporovo, Bansko, Vitosha

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