Bulgaria travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Bulgaria with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Bulgaria.

Golden Sands resort close to Varna, Bulgaria © Aleksandar Todorovic - Fotolia.com
Golden Sands resort close to Varna, Bulgaria © Aleksandar Todorovic - Fotolia.com

Bulgaria travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Bulgaria with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Bulgaria - quick facts
Flight time 3 to 3.5 hours
Time difference UK +2 hours
Language(s) Bulgarian
Currency Bulgarian Lev
Electricity C + F plug (230V)
Driving side Right

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Bulgaria weather

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Maximum daytime temperature °C
Hours of sunshine (daily)
Days with some rainfall
Sea temperature °C

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Bulgaria travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Bulgaria from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Bulgaria.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Bulgaria travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Bulgaria with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Bulgaria, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Bulgaria covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Bulgaria with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Bulgaria FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Bulgaria including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Bulgaria due to Covid-19?

Bulgaria is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Bulgaria.

Check out Ministry of Health, Bulgaria for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Bulgaria?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Bulgaria. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Bulgaria from the UK?

The flight time to Bulgaria from the UK is typically 3 to 3.5 hours.

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What is the time difference between Bulgaria and the UK?

The time difference between Bulgaria and the UK is UK time+2 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Bulgaria?

The main language spoken in Bulgaria is Bulgarian.

What is the currency in Bulgaria?

The currency in Bulgaria is the Bulgarian Lev (BGN).

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Which plugs are used in Bulgaria?

Bulgaria uses electrical plug type C + F (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Bulgaria?

They drive on the right side of the road in Bulgaria.

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