The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade does not issue a travel advice for Bulgaria at this time.
Australians are advised to read the General Advice to Australian Travellers which provides general information about safety and security, local laws and customs, entry and exit requirements, health issues, travel and health insurance and consular assistance and registration.
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has confirmed cases of avian influenza in birds in a number of countries throughout the world. For a list of these countries, visit the OIE website. For information on our advice to Australians on how to reduce the risk of infection and on Australian Government precautions see our travel bulletin on avian influenza.
Australia does not have an Embassy in Bulgaria. Australians may obtain consular assistance from the nearest Australian Embassy. This is in Greece at:
Australian Embassy, Athens
Thon Building, Level 6
Cnr. Kifisias and Alexandras Ave
Athens, 115 23, Greece
Telephone (30 210) 870 4000
Facsimile (30 210) 870 4055
Limited consular assistance, which does not include the issue of Australian passports, may be obtained from the Australian Consulate in Sofia.
Australian Consulate, Sofia
37 Trakia Street
Sofia, 1504, Bulgaria
Telephone +359 2 946 1334
Facsimile +359 2 946 1704
For emergency assistance, Australians should contact the British Embassy in Sofia at:
9 Moskovska Street
Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
Telephone +359 2 933 9290
All Australians travelling to Bulgaria, whether for tourism or business or for short or long stays, are encouraged to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Australians can register in person at any Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate or on-line. The registration information provided by you will help us to find you in an emergency - whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or a family emergency.
If the situation changes and a travel advice for Bulgaria is issued, travellers can be automatically notified by subscribing to our e-mail subscription service.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra may be contacted on (02) 6261 3305