I am an Egyptian travelling to Bulgaria. I only have a Bulgarian visa. Can I fly to Bucharest (Romania) for 2 days with my Bulgarian visa and then travel to Bulgaria?

If it's possible, will I have any problem at the airport here in egypt or in Bucharest? I will have a hotel reservation and a Bulgarian ticket.

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    Do you have a multiple entry schengen visa issued by Bulgaria or a long-stay/resident visa? See this page from the Romanian embassy in Cairo. – mkennedy Jul 23 '15 at 23:44
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    @mkennedy both bulgaria and romania aren't shengen – mego megz Jul 23 '15 at 23:54
  • Then if I'm interpreting the linked page correctly, you would need a resident/long-stay Bulgarian visa or a multi-entry Schengen visa from another country to not have to apply for a Romanian visa. – mkennedy Jul 23 '15 at 23:56
  • @mkennedy my bulgarian visa for 44 days , can u check that and tell me what u understand please ?? mae.ro/en/node/2040 !! – mego megz Jul 24 '15 at 0:01

The page http://www.mae.ro/en/node/2040 lists among people who do not need a Romanian visa:

The holders of visas [...] issued by Bulgaria [...].

So having a Bulgarian visa will exempt you from needing a separate Romanian visa as long as you still have at least one entry and sufficient duration-of-stay left on the Bulgarian visa:

Attention! The number of entries as well as the right of stay established as per such visas must not have been exhausted. The right of stay on the territory of Romania shall not exceed the right of stay granted as per such visas/residence permits.

There is more information, including a reference to relevant EU legislation, at http://www.mae.ro/en/node/30330.

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  • thank you , but my visa to bulgaria just single entery , but hasn't used yet this my first time travelling , at the first i want to go to bucharest for 3 days and then travelling to bulgaria from bucharest , will that be allowed with that single entry ? – mego megz Jul 24 '15 at 3:54
  • @megomegz: The rule does not seem to apply to single-entry visas. It doesn't say so very explicitly, though, but I wouldn't count on it. – hmakholm left over Monica Jul 24 '15 at 9:37
  • u mean that he count only for bulgaria , if i travelled first to bucharest and then from bucharest to sofia with my single entry visa will be no problem ?? – mego megz Jul 24 '15 at 9:56
  • @megomegz: No, I mean that what I wrote: the rule does NOT seem to apply to single-entry visas. What about that is hard to understand? – hmakholm left over Monica Jul 24 '15 at 12:22

You can't enter in Romania if you don't have a Romanian visa, even if you have a Bulgarian one that doesn't help you. On the official site http://www.mae.ro/node/1469 you can find all the answers.

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