# Multi Entry visas are normally issued to business persons whose business contacts in Bulgaria require frequent entries into the country. The Bulgarian Embassy requires prior approval from Sofia for the issue of Multi Entry visas. Visa processing time is subject to the discretion of the Embassy.
# Visas are valid for three months from date of issue and may be extended before the date of expiration.
# Citizens of the USA and the European Union (holders of regular passports) are not required Bulgarian visas for a stay of up to 90 days. However, a border tax of approximately US $20 is payable on entry. If planning to stay more than 90 days, or traveling on diplomatic or official passport, a visa is required and must be obtained in advance.
# For motorists a national drivers license is required. Motor vehicle insurance can be arranged at the Bulgarian border point of entry for nominal fee.
# Medical Insurance - Upon entering the country the visitor must have travel/medical insurance, covering emergency medical expenses, repatriation, transportation of mortal remains, funeral, hospitalization. The coverage should be for at least $5000. If the visitor has an insurance of this type, valid for Bulgaria, a copy of the policy (with legible policy number, company name, duration of validity and sum of coverage) or a letter from the insurance company containing these data, should be submitted upon application. If the applicant has no such insurance, he/she can apply for a visa without it, but the insurance should be obtained after the Consular Officer informs the applicant that the visa request is approved. The visa will then be issued as soon as the applicant submits a copy of the insurance policy (with legible policy number, company name, duration of validity and sum of coverage) or a letter from the insurance company containing these data, by fax (202-234-7973), by mail or in person.
# Additional information on current requirements for those wishing to enter as tourists is available from Balkan Airlines, tel: (212) 371 2047