Foreign travel advice

Bulgaria

Summary

The EU Referendum held on 23 June delivered a clear vote for the United Kingdom to leave the EU. The Prime Minister has made a statement. In his statement, the Prime Minister reassured British people living in the EU, and European citizens in the UK, that there would be no immediate changes to their circumstances, and that there would be no initial change to the way people can travel. Until it leaves, the UK remains a full member of the EU. The period for exit, under the EU Treaties, is two years unless the other Member States agree to extend it.

There is an underlying threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Be aware of pickpockets in city centres and tourist resorts especially in crowded areas like buses, trains and busy streets. There has been an increase in burglaries from hotel rooms in Sunny Beach. Keep valuables in a safe. See Crime

Be aware of prostitutes around Burgas and Sunny Beach. See Crime

There may be disruption or delays at border crossings with Greece. See Local travel

There are regular reports of robberies and threatening behaviour by taxi drivers in Sunny Beach. See Local travel

There are sporadic protests across Bulgaria. Avoid all protests, keep up to date with media reports and follow the advice of the local authorities.

If you need to contact the emergency services in Bulgaria call 112. English speaking operators are available. See Health

Carry a copy of the information pages of your passport at all times as proof of identity.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.