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Sofia and Athens by various modes of transport— when do I enter Schengen?

I just learned that from March 31, Bulgaria will join Schengen "by air and sea," but not by land, on March 31. Consider the following scenarios, all assuming a non-EU, non-Schengen citizen ...
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Entering Greece from Bulgaria on dirt roads

I am from Southern Bulgaria and want to ride my motorcycle into Northern Greece, but the official crossing point is too far away from me. Can I just ride through the forest on dirt roads and cross the ...
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Romania single entry visa

Assuming my visa is approved for Romania visa single entry, Am I allowed to travel to Bulgaria? or is it only for multiple entries? Can I just go directly to Bulgaria without entering Romania?
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Can I travel to Romania directly with a Bulgarian short stay (tourist) visa [duplicate]

I am an Indian passport holder. I have a workshop to attend to in Bucharest. But since a quick visa appointment was not available for Romania, I took a Bulgarian short stay visa appointment which was ...
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Entering Bulgaria with multiple entry Romanian tourist visa

I have got Romanian multiple entry tourist visa. My visa starts on 7th of June. I am planning to fly to Turkey and take a bus from Istanbul to Bucharest. So, can I pass Bulgaria border with my ...
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Can I travel to Bulgaria with an italian refugee travel document?

I'm a holder of an Italian refugee passport (travel document) and an Italian residence permit and I need to travel to Sofia by next week, I have checked online about this matter, but I would like some ...
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Did I over stay, and can I re enter? [duplicate]

I need advice and help. I stayed in Sofia for 91 days within 180 days. I am aware that Bulgaria isn’t really a Schengen country yet. But they seem to be using the 180 days rule. Further details ...
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Entering Romania with single entry Bulgaria visa?

I hold an Indian passport and have a single entry Bulgaria visa. I hope to enter Bulgaria on a day trip by road from Macedonia, and then later fly from Albania to Romania (within the Bulgaria visa ...
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Bulgaria, is freecamping allowed in the Pirin mountains park?

In the Pirin mountains in Bulgaria there is a trail along the ridges of the highest mountains, I would like to follow it, but I would like to keep my plan flexible in case I saw some scenic spots and ...
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Ribarci border crossing

Is Ribarci border crossing from Serbia to Bulgaria open for foreign nationals (non Bulgarian or Serbian)? I'm thinking of taking this road as it seems to be in the mountains so I hope to see some nice ...
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Going to Bulgaria with single entry Schengen visa

I already found some post about this question but they are a bit old dated. I’m holder of Schengen visa with single entry issued by Spain. I’m planning to go from Sofia to Barcelona because it’s way ...
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Are there safety concerns travelling by bus from Sofia to Istanbul?

I am comparing flying from my location directly to Istanbul or flying to Sofia and from there taking a bus to Istanbul -- that is about half the price of flying all the way there. Is it safe to go by ...
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Germany to Bulgaria travel EU permanent resident COVID

I have been trying to find information if travel from Germany to Bulgaria is permitted given I have EU permanent residency. Germany was classified as a Red Zone Country two weeks ago: https://www.mfa....
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Can Bulgarian citizen travel to Ireland with only their national ID card?

Can a Bulgarian citizen travel without passport, meaning only with their national ID card to Ireland? Direct flight from Netherlands (Amsterdam) to Dublin, Ireland.
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Can Pakistani holding Italian resident along with refugee travel document enter Bulgaria without visa

I am Pakistani national holding Italian resident along with refugee travel document . Kindly let me know that I can enter Bulgaria without visa .
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Clarify 90/180 for Bulgaria and Romania

Bulgaria and Romania are not yet officially Schengen, but they are in the SIS and have a 90/180 rule. What isn't clear is whether that rule is applied as if they are part of Schengen, or whether one ...
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Can I travel to Romania/Bulgaria when I have used up my Schengen Visa

I have type-C multiple entry Schengen visa with a duration of stay of 13 days. Now that I have used up all 13 days, will I be able to travel to Romania/Bulgaria? It is stated on their website that: ...
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To which countries in Europe can I travel without a visa with a blue card from Bulgaria [duplicate]

I have a Bulgarian Blue Card, and I know that it is not valid for countries in the Schengen area. But, I can go, for example, to Romania (I was there last week) with the blue card. There are others ...
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Does a Filipino citizen with Swedish Permanent Residency need a visa to visit Bulgaria?

Does a citizen of the Philippines with Swedish Permanent Residency need a visa to visit Bulgaria? They will be traveling with their spouse, whom is a Swedish citizen.
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Why can I buy a ticket on gotogate/other resellers but not direct?

Today my friend flew from Zurich to Sofia with Bulgaria air. The flight was not available on the Bulgaria Air website but only through gotogate and the other resellers. We bought the flight, and she ...
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Do I need a Visa to Croatia with a Lebanese passport if I have an EU member state visa?

I've read on some websites that it is not required to have a visa to go into Croatia/Romania/Bulgaria/Bosnia for Lebanese citizens with an Eu member state visa. Can anyone confirm?
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Bulgaria visa type c number entries 2 [duplicate]

Im jordanian and have bulgaria visa type c number entries 2 i want book flight from amman to bucharest Then back to amman with out enter bulgaria Can i do that
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Driving from Bulgaria to Greece

I'm a US citizen driving from Bulgaria to Greece in a rented car. Where can I cross the border and what paperwork will I need?
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Can I travel to UK using my Bulgarian Blue Card?

If I am Bulgarian Blue Card holder, can I travel to UK using my Bulgarian Blue Card?
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Travelling to bulgaria from Romania or Turkey

I am lebanese and have that passport. Me and my friends are going to Bulgaria this summer. I haven't been able to get a Bulgarian visa. So I was thinking to try get a Romanian or Turkish visa and take ...
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Can I enter Bulgaria first by my single entry schengen visa , stay in Bulgaria 3 days then go to Italy? [duplicate]

I have schengen visa , single entry issued by Italian consulate in Palestine. I want to visit Italy and Bulgaria. It would be my first time visiting Europe. Should go to Italy first and then go to ...
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Which countries in europe I can go with Bulgaria visa with multiple entry [closed]

If I hold a Bulgaria visa with multiple entry, which other countries in Europe that I can visit? Thank you so much
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Re-entering Bulgaria

I have an Australian passport and have stayed 90 days in Bulgaria but have now left. I first entered the country on September 16th 2018. My question is am I able to re-enter the country 180 days after ...
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Can I travel to Italy with Bulgarian Visa?

I'm an Indian passport holder with Bulgarian Visa. So is it possible to travel to Italy with a Bulgarian Visa?
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Do I need a visa to work in Romania if I have a Bulgarian residence/work permit? [closed]

Does a non-EU citizen (Turkish) with a Bulgarian residence-work permit need a visa to work in Romania? I have been working in Bulgaria for a time and I got a better job in Bucharest. So am I able to ...
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Travelling to Bulgaria with Italian type D multi entry national visa

I have D type multi entry 365 days visa given by Italy. I want to travel from Turkey to Bulgaria by bus. Is there any problem when I pass border? I read that Bulgaria allows travellers who have a ...
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Where will I get the exit stamp when flying from Spain to Bulgaria?

I'm Canadian and my 90-day Schengen stay ends on June 11th. However my flight to Sofia, Bulgaria, is in the morning of June 12th. So I figured in order to not break the 90-day rule, I will simply ...
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Non-EU citizen living in the UK, any requirement for UK visa validity to visit Bulgaria?

I'm a non-EU citizen living in the UK. My UK visa is expiring at the end of September. Would it be possible for me to apply for a visa and visit Bulgaria in August? I know that for a Schengen visa, it'...
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Changing a passenger on a Lufthansa flight

I was originally planning to travel to Sofia this July with a friend of mine and booked round-trip flights with Lufthansa accordingly. Long story short, she will not be able to fly with me to Bulgaria,...
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Can I enter Romania after my first Schengen entry is exhausted? [duplicate]

My travel plan is Istanbul-Schengen-Morocco-Romania-Bulgaria. I have a double entry visa for Schengen valid till 27th May 2018. I exhaust my first Schengen entry when i enter Schengen zone from ...
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Going to Bulgaria with Turkish tourist visa. Is this possible?

Can I go to Bulgaria with a Turkish tourist visa? I hold a Ghanaian passport. A friend told me I can be arrested and deported to my country. Is this true? Help me out.
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Apply for a Bulgaria visa in Canada

How do we apply for a Bulgaria visa in Canada? According to the website, it looks like there are no VISA APPLICATION CENTERS (OUTSOURCING CENTERS) in Canada. These are all the application centers ...
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Do visits to Cyprus, Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania count towards Schengen limitations?

If I am entering any of the countries mentioned above with a Schengen visa - does the time spent there count towards the overall restriction of 90 days within 180 days? Does the time spent within the ...
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I am an Indian citizen working in Germany. Can I travel to Bulgaria without a visa? [duplicate]

I am from India, and recently moved to Germany for work. I would like to travel to Bulgaria for a conference next month. Can I go there without a visa as I am a resident in another EU country? I can'...
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Travel to Romania with Bulgarian ID card

My friend is from Varna, and has a valid Bulgarian ID card but does not own a passport yet. Is it possible to travel to Romania with the ID only? It's only for a small trip.
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Visa query: Travel to Athens (Greece) and Sofia (Bulgaria)

I am planning to travel to Greece (Athens) and Sofia (Bulgaria). I understand that I can travel to Sofia also under my Schengen visa, but I have questions: Do I need to request for a multiple-entry ...
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How to go to the airport in Sofia after midnight?

My next flight departs from Sofia on the morning, but I could not find how I can get to the airport from the city centre. The metro does not operate until 5:30 so I can't use as I must arrive before 5:...
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Can I transport bullet caps on a flight within the EU?

I am traveling from Germany to Bulgaria over the upcoming holidays. Information: My uncle is a hunter and wants me to bring him some bullet caps that are not available in Bulgaria. I would transport ...
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Schengen visa ban [closed]

I am an Indian citizen and have a two year Schengen ban, due to an overstay in Latvia. I would like to study in Bulgaria. Bulgaria is not a part of the Schengen zone. Is the Schengen ban likely ...
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Do I need transit visa for Amsterdam Airport? [duplicate]

I am Palestinian with a Lebanese travel document, travelling from India to Bulgaria. I have a visit visa for Bulgaria and the layover in Amsterdam is 5 hours. Do I need a transit visa?
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Can I enter Romania by road on single entry (C Visit) visa from Bulgaria

I am Pakistani and I have a single-entry 10-day visit visa from Bulgaria. After landing in Bulgaria, can I visit Romania by road? Will this single-entry Bulgarian visa allow me to visit Romania by ...
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For Indian in Bulgaria, how to get Schengen visa to travel to Germany

I've come to Bulgaria(Sofia) for 3 months on official trip, with Type C - Bulgarian visa. I don't have a valid schengen visa. I need to travel to Germany on official trip for one week. Also planning ...
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Can an Iranian with Italian residence enter Bulgaria visa free? [duplicate]

I'm going to Bulgaria in a week. I'm an Iranian passport holder, with an Italian residence permit. I read that I don't need to apply for a visa because I have a Schengen residence permit. Is that ...
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Bulgarian blue card and Ukrainian biometric passport

If I'm a holder of two Ukrainian foreign passports (it is legal in Ukraine) and only one of them is biometric Bulgarian blue card binded to non-biometric foreign passport is it okay to first enter ...
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Can I apply for a Schengen visa if the first port of entry is Bulgaria?

I am an Indian national. My flights are Mumbai (BOM) to Sofia (SOF) return. Port of Entry & Exit: Bulgaria I am planning to visit Italy, France and Switzerland. Staying in Bulgaria is not part ...
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