Bulgaria Travel Vaccines and Advice

A wonderful mix of mountainous regions, fertile plains, forests, lost valleys, rivers and beaches on the Black Sea coastline, Bulgaria is worthy of your attention. This country offers many activities to all types of adventurers, from hiking to water sports, swimming, skiing and climbing. Rich in architectural and archaeological heritage, the experiences offered by Bulgaria are not limited to its nature. Here, you will be able to witness traces from ancient civilizations: Greek, Roman, Thracian, Byzantine, and Ottoman. Prepare yourself for a memorable experience in Bulgaria, particularly in the springtime!

Bulgaria’s marvellous architecture

Recommended travel vaccinations for Bulgaria

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Bulgaria

MedicationAdditional Information
Acetazolamide/DexamethasoneRecommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness
Azithromycin/SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

Current Weather in Bulgaria


Medical Care in Bulgaria

The Bulgarian health system has been working well in recent years, due to the significant improvement in its health care and emergency services. However, lack of facilities remains an unresolved issue, especially in rural areas. Non-hospital medical care is provided by private individuals or legal entities. Pirogov Public Hospital is the most important medical center in the country. In Bulgaria there is a large number of specialized private clinics, including the Vita Hospital . However, patients are required to pay the full cost of consultations or services in addition to health insurance.

In theory, most local pharmacies are well supplied, and provide good quality pharmaceuticals which comply with European standards.

In case of an emergency, dial 150 for ambulance services.

Is Bulgaria Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Risk present; Spiked food or drinks
Terrorism Risk present
Demonstrations Risk of violence
Road safety Hazardous driving; Beware of animals on rural roads
Public transportation Use licensed taxis; Avoid rail services
Fraud Fraudulent ATM card readers
Risk level Normal security precautions
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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Bulgaria?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Only a passport is required to enter Bulgaria if you are visiting for less than 90 days. The passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the date of departure.

Proof of medical insurance for at least 30 000 euros is also required and needs to be valid in the European Union.

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Embassy of Canada to Bulgaria information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Embassy to Romania (BUCHAREST)
Street Address:
1-3 Tuberozelor Street, 011411
Bucharest, Sector 1, Romania

Tel.: (4) 021-307-5000
Fax: (4) 021-307-5010

Email: [email protected]

Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Romania. There is no Canadian government office in Bulgaria.

Click here to access the embassy’s website