Protests, often at short notice, continue across major cities in Bulgaria, with the largest crowds in Sofia. The protests remain largely peaceful, but are attracting attention from extreme groups so there is a small risk of violence. Avoid large gatherings in public spaces, keep up to date with media reports and follow the advice of the local authorities.

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

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.