Please be advised that visa requirements are subject to change and that visa procurement is the responsibility of the traveler and not On The Go Tours, therefore it is essential that you check current visa requirements with the embassy before travel. Please also ensure that your passport is valid for at least 3 months from your planned date of departure from Bulgaria, has at least two blank pages and has been issued within the last 10 years.
UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and USA passport holders do not require a visa for a stay of less than 90 days.
For other nationals, please check the visa requirements for Bulgaria on the Project Visa website.
South African Residents
South Africans need a visa to enter Bulgaria. A passport valid for at least six months on entry is required and a visa will only be issued if blank pages are available. Requirements for the procurement of a Bulgarian visa are subject to change but application requirements include return ticket or documentation for onward destination and proof of sufficient funds (at least $50 USD a day). Visas are issued by the Bulgarian embassy in Pretoria.
Bulgarian Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa
1071 Church Street
Telephone: (+27) 12 342 37 20
To help plan your visit to Bulgaria, take a look at our other handy Travel Guide resources:
Best Places to Visit - top spots in Bulgaria
Best Time to Visit - climate and seasons in Bulgaria
Top Travel Tips - handy information on money, health and food in Bulgaria