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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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What is the meaning of the NDK "underground" fountain in Sofia?

In Sofia, in front of the NDK, there are two fountains. One of them is underground, at the metro level: Now, I'm not saying that every single fountain in the world is expected to have a deeper ...
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Do I need a visa to travel to Romania and Bulgaria if I have a Temporary Croatian Residence permit?

I am from Pakistan and I have a Croatian temporary residence permit as an Erasmus student. I want to travel from Zagreb to Romania and Bulgaria for a short visit: do I need a tourist visa in those ...
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Prepaid data simcard for balkan countries

What are the options for prepaid data sim cards to use in the Balkan states (Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia)? Will it be cheaper to buy local sim cards in each country or is there any company that has ...
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With a double-entry Bulgarian visa, can we go to Romania first?

I am an Indian citizen with a double-entry Bulgarian visa. Our flight is from New Delhi to Bucharest, Romania. We will stay in Romania for 4 days and then go to Bulgaria. Does my double-entry ...
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Can I enter Bulgaria (Schengen joiner state) if I have a Schengen ban?

I am from Argentina and I would like to know whether I can enter Bulgaria. I overstayed in the Schengen area and when I exited Greece, on my way to Turkey, I was told that have a penalty of 1200€ ...
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Travel to Bulgaria and Romania with Italian residence permit

I have looked it up and the resources all talk about schengen visa, travelling with eu national family member etc. so I would like to get a more assuring answer about my situation: I am a non-EU ...
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I am from India, living in Netherlands. Do I need visa for Bulgaria?

I am an Indian passport holder. I live in Amsterdam and have Dutch resident permit which allows me to travel through Schengen countries. Do I need a visa for visiting Bulgaria (Sofia) for 2-3 days?
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Visa for Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania

I am a non-EU national possessing a residence permit in Germany for around 3 years. I wish to visit Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania. From my research, I have come to a conclusion that visa holders (even ...
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Are there any good Uber-like taxi apps in Bulgaria?

We'll travel from Sofia airport to Borovets, and we're trying to find some good way to find a taxi.
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What paperwork do I need to drive from Greece to Bulgaria?

I'm planning to drive from Thessaloniki, Greece to Sofia, Bulgaria. I will be driving an owned car, registered in Greece, and will cross the border at Promachonas/Kulata. I have a Greek driver's ...
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I have Netherlands residence permit and an Indian passport. Can I visit Bulgaria?

I live in the Netherlands with a valid residence permit. I hold an Indian passport. For visiting Bulgaria for leisure for three days do I need a visa? I have already booked the tickets.
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