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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%

Current COVID restrictions ๐Ÿ˜ท for Bulgaria.
  • 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%

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๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ’ต Cost per day - Backpacker

$24

๐Ÿจ Hotel (per night)

$37

๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿจ Luxury Hotel (per night)

$66

๐Ÿ› Hostel (per night)

$14

๐Ÿ› Accommodations

$49

๐Ÿฒ Food

$20

๐Ÿบ Beer (0.5L)

$7

๐Ÿ’ง Water (bottle)

$2

๐ŸŽŸ Museum Entry

$11

๐Ÿ’โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’ต Tips

$5

๐ŸšŽ Transportation

$29

๐Ÿš• Taxi Ride

$15

๐ŸšŒ Bus Ride

$8

๐Ÿš‡ Subway Ride

$5

๐Ÿฆนโ€โ™‚๏ธ Scams/Robbery

$6

๐Ÿ’ต Cost per day

$74

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿค‘ Cost per day - Luxury

$138

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

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Awful
๐Ÿ’ต Cost
Cheap
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Very Safe
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No Data
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No Data
๐Ÿ‘ Rated by Members
No Data
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๐Ÿ’ƒ Nightlife
No Data
๐Ÿ“ก Internet
Slow
๐Ÿค Friendliness
No Data
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
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No Data
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No Data
๐ŸŒก Temperature (Now)
No Data
๐ŸŽ“ Education Level
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๐Ÿ‘ Liked by Eurotriprs
No Data
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No Data
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No Data
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No Data
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