Vaccines and Advice for travel to Bulgaria from USA

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If you plan to travel to Bulgaria from USA, there is some important information you should know before your journey. Here are the things you may pay attention to. 

Do I need vaccines for Bulgaria?

Vaccinations are recommended or mandated in Bulgaria. Hepatitis A, B, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia, and influenza are among the immunizations recommended by the CDC and WHO for Bulgaria. COVID-19 immunization is advised for all international and internal travel. If immunization is available in your area, contact your local Passport Health facility.

Do I need a visa for Bulgaria?

If you are staying in Bulgaria for fewer than 90 days, you will not need a visa. At the time of admission, passports must be valid for at least six months.

How safe is Bulgaria?

Money is involved in the majority of crimes committed against visitors in Bulgaria. Overcharging in taxis and on drinks are common examples. Only taxis with meters and clearly indicated charges should be used. When purchasing alcohol in bars and nightclubs, travelers must exercise extreme caution. Bills that are much higher than they should be are not unusual. Pickpocketing, purse snatching, auto theft, and burglary are all common crimes in Bulgaria.

What is the climate in Bulgaria?

Bulgaria has a continental climate, with lengthy, cold winters and hot summers. The country is divided into two plains, with the Balkan Mountains separating them from east to west. Temperatures in the northern plain range from the 30s in January to the 70s in July. Temperatures in the southern plain range from the 30s in January to the 70s in July. Bulgaria has a Black Sea border. The weather is milder along the seaside, which is influenced by sea breezes. Summers on the shore may be scorching, with highs of 80 degrees in July and August. The Balkan Mountains provide a stark contrast to the Black Sea coastline. The mountains have cold temperatures all year. Skiing is available in the alpine communities of Borovets and Pamporovo until late March.

 What should I take to Bulgaria?

Here are some items to consider carrying with you on your vacation to Bulgaria: Cash is essential. Travelers’ checks and credit cards are not accepted at most businesses, motels, or restaurants. Make sure you have some cash with you before you arrive. In some locations, feminine products are difficult to get by and are of poor quality. Toilet paper is rare in public restrooms.

 U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria

Before traveling to Bulgaria, all Americans should register with the US Department of State online. This will notify the office of your domestic travel plans and allow them to contact you in the event of an emergency or evacuation. The following is information for the US Embassy in Bulgaria: Phone: +359 2 937 5100 U.S. Embassy Sofia 16, Kozyak Street Sofia 1408, Bulgaria

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