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Useful Information


     Medical Services             

     Foreigners arriving in Bulgaria are not required to have any compulsory immunizations. All medical establishments in the country perform medical checks, tests and treatment of foreigners. Foreigners pay for the medical services in exchange of an invoice in Bulgarian leva either in cash at the cash desk of the medical establishments or else with a bank transfer from abroad.

Chemist's shops are well stocked only in the big cities so take what you need with you when you go to smaller towns and rural areas. All towns and villages have well qualified doctors but make sure that you have emergency insurance cover for unexpected occurrences.


     People visiting Bulgaria as tourists or guests may be insured. Insurance of foreign citizens is normally included in the tourist packages of the Bulgarian tour-operators. Foreign tourists may also enter Bulgaria with insurances by foreign insurance companies.

     Working Hours      

     Working hours of state institutions: 09:00 am – 05:30 pm

     Foodstuff shops are usually open from 09:00/10:00 am to 07:00/08:00 pm

     Many shops are also open on weekends and holidays from 09:00 am to 04:00 pm

     Banks work from 09:00 am to 04:00 pm

     Post and Telecommunication

     Working hours of post offices are from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. You can buy stamps and post cards at the post office desks as well as from the newspaper kiosks.

     The telephone system is with international direct dialing widely available. There are numerous street phones, which you can use with phone-cards for long-distance calls.


    National Emergency Phone number: 112