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Bulgaria is a country with diverse landscapes, historic sites, and rich culture. Known for its traditional music, dance and delicious cuisine, it's an attractive destination for first-time travellers to Europe with growing economy and popular destination for outdoor activities.

Bulgaria is a small country located in the Balkan Peninsula of Europe. The country is known for its diverse landscapes, from the majestic peaks of the Balkan Mountains to the sun-soaked beaches of the Black Sea coast. The country is also home to a number of historic sites and cultural landmarks, including the ancient city of Plovdiv, the medieval fortress of Tsarevets, and the Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Bulgaria has a rich and diverse culture, with a mix of influences from various civilizations. The country is known for its traditional music and dance, as well as its delicious cuisine, which features a mix of Mediterranean and Balkan flavors. Bulgaria is also home to a number of cultural and historical landmarks, such as the Boyana Church, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the National Palace of Culture, which is the largest cultural center in Southeast Europe.

In recent years, Bulgaria has undergone significant economic and political changes, and the country is now a growing destination for tourists and investors alike. The country has a growing economy, with a number of industries, including agriculture, tourism, and manufacturing. Bulgaria is also a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, with a wide range of activities, such as hiking, skiing, and water sports.

Overall, Bulgaria is a fascinating and diverse country with a rich cultural heritage and a growing economy. With its beautiful landscapes, historic sites, and rich culture, Bulgaria is an attractive destination for first-time travelers to Europe.

Current Active Cases: 96,073 ๐Ÿคฎ
Percent of Population: 1.38%

๐ŸŽ‰ There are no COVID restrictions for Bulgaria. ๐ŸŽ‰
  • โš ๏ธ Connected to the EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC), which allows restriction-free travel across all EU and EEA countries following proof of vaccination and a negative COVID test. Many EU countries are now on Bulgaria's red list, however with further requirements for entry.
  • โš ๏ธ Bulgaria is operating a colour-coded system for international travel.
  • โš ๏ธ A negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before travel is necessary for entry.
  • โš ๏ธ The country has introduced a 'dark red' category with more stringent requirements for entry.
  • โš ๏ธ There are no restrictions on travel between cities, and police-operated checkpoints have ceased. The leisure and entertainment sector is either on lockdown or operating at reduced capacity.

๐Ÿ‘‰ View COVID restrictions at Coronavirus.bg

๐Ÿ‘‰ View COVID restrictions at Re-open EU

Last updated Feb 20, 2022

COVID status and restrictions change frequently. Please be sure to research COVID restrictions for Bulgaria on official channels to ensure you have accurate travel information before you plan your trip.

๐Ÿ’ต Currency

Lev

๐Ÿ—ฃ Primary Language

Bulgarian

๐Ÿ”Œ Power

230 V, Type C & F plug (2 round pins)

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Population

6,927,000

๐Ÿ—บ Land Area

42,855 sq. mi.

๐Ÿ“ Region

Balkans

๐Ÿ“† Average Stay

3.4 days

๐Ÿ’โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’ต Tipping

Yes (10%)

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ“ธ Tourists per Year

9,300,000

๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ Gender Ratio

๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป 47.2% ๐Ÿ’ƒ 52.8%

๐Ÿ‘ถ Median Age

44.6

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Population Density

166 / sq. mi.

๐Ÿป Legal Drinking Age

18

๐Ÿšฌ Public Smoking

๐Ÿšญ No

๐Ÿ”ซ Guns per capita

6.2

๐Ÿ”ช Murder Rate

1.1 / 100,000

๐ŸŒง Rainfall (average)

27.56 in.

๐Ÿ“ก Internet Speed (average)

33.5 Mbps

๐Ÿš• Best Taxi App

TaxiMe

๐Ÿ’ณ Cashless

20%

๐Ÿšฐ Tap Water

๐Ÿ‘ Safe to drink

๐Ÿ’ธ VAT Tax

20%

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ In the EU

Yes

๐Ÿ›‚ Shengen Country

No

โญ๏ธ Capital City

Sofia

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Speaks English

25%

See something wrong or missing? Edit โœ๏ธ the costs for Bulgaria

๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ’ต Cost per day - Backpacker

$24

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ’ต Cost per day - Family

$90

๐Ÿ  Apartment (per night)

$32

๐Ÿจ Hotel (per night)

$45

๐Ÿ  Apartment (per week)

$230

๐Ÿ  Apartment (per month)

$460

๐Ÿจ Hotel (per week)

$320

๐Ÿจ Hotel (per month)

$960

๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿจ Luxury Hotel (per night)

$118

๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿจ Luxury Hotel (per week)

$896

๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿจ Luxury Hotel (per month)

$3,200

๐Ÿ› Hostel (per night)

$13

๐Ÿ› Hostel (per week)

$86

๐Ÿ› Hostel (per month)

$250

๐Ÿ› Accommodations

$45

๐Ÿ  Airbnb (per night)

$30

๐Ÿ  Airbnb (per week)

$210

๐Ÿ  Airbnb (per month)

$600

๐Ÿฝ DInner (for 1)

$10

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿฝ Dinner (family)

$35

๐Ÿฒ Food

$19

๐Ÿ” Lunch (for 1)

$6

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ” Lunch (family)

$23

๐Ÿณ Breakfast (for 1)

$4

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿณ Breakfast (family)

$15

โ˜•๏ธ Coffee

$2

๐Ÿฅค Coca Cola (0.3L)

$1

๐Ÿฅช Sandwich

$4

๐Ÿฅ– Bread

$1

๐Ÿฟ Snacks

$4

๐Ÿบ Beer (0.5L)

$5

๐Ÿ’ง Water (bottle)

$1

๐ŸŽŸ Museum Entry

$8

๐Ÿ’โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’ต Tips

$5

๐ŸšŽ Transportation

$23

๐Ÿš• Taxi Ride

$11

๐ŸšŒ Bus Ride

$5

๐Ÿš‡ Subway Ride

$5

๐Ÿฆนโ€โ™‚๏ธ Scams/Robbery

$5

๐Ÿ’ต Cost per day

$61

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿค‘ Cost per day - Luxury

$116

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป Co-working

$15

๐Ÿš™ Car Rental (per day)

$35

๐Ÿš™ Car Rental (per week)

$275

๐Ÿš™ Car Rental (per month)

$850

๐Ÿท Wine (glass)

$4

See something wrong or missing? Edit โœ๏ธ the scores for Bulgaria

๐Ÿคฉ Overall Score
Good (4)
๐Ÿ’ต Cost
No Data
๐Ÿ’ง Humidity (Now)
No Data
๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ Walkability
No Data
๐Ÿ‘ Rated by Members
No Data
๐Ÿš™ Trafic Safety
No Data
๐Ÿ“ก Internet
Slow (1.5)
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง English Speaking
No Data
๐Ÿ‘ฑโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿพ Racial Tolerance
No Data
๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ LGBTQ+ Friendly
No Data
๐ŸŒก Temperature (Now)
No Data
๐Ÿ‘ Liked by Eurotriprs
No Data
โœŒ๏ธ Peace (no wars/pol. conflict)
No Data
๐Ÿ“ก Free Wifi
No Data
๐Ÿ˜˜ For singles
No Data
๐ŸŽ‰ Fun
Ok (3)
๐Ÿ’ƒ Nightlife
Ok (3)
๐Ÿฆนโ€โ™‚๏ธ Safety
Very Safe (5)
๐ŸŒก Temperature (Average)
Good (4)
๐Ÿ’ง Humidity (Average)
Comfortable (3.5)
๐ŸŒฆ Weather
Comfortable (3.5)
โ˜€๏ธ Sunshine (hours per day)
Good (4)
โ˜”๏ธ Rain (annual)
Average (3)
๐Ÿ’จ Wind
Breezy (3)
โ„๏ธ A/C
Ok (3)
๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป Co-working places
Ok (3.5)
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ‘จ For couples
Fun (3)
๐ŸŽ“ Education Level
Average (3)
๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Family Score
Ok (3.5)
๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป Female Friendly
Ok (3.5)
๐Ÿค Friendliness
Good (4)
๐Ÿ˜ƒ Happiness
Ok (3)
๐Ÿฅ Hospitals
Ok (3)
๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ Easy to get around
Good (4)
๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿฆฝ Accessibility
Ok (3)
๐Ÿงน Clean
Tidy (3.5)
๐Ÿค— Hospitality
Good (4)
๐Ÿ’ต Income Level
Average (3)
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