Here you will find important tips and useful information for Bulgaria.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in local currency
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Currency exchange rate
BGN 1 = ~ CHF 0.60 ; CHF 1 = ~ BGN 1.67 (07/2020)
Payment by credit card is relatively common. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Use credit card with caution.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts for reconversion.
Changing currencies at currency exchange shops is not advised.
Heavy fines for violations of currency exchange laws especially on the black market!
Si consiglia di rispettare le abituali misure precauzionali contro la microcriminalità.
Beware of purse snatching, pick pocketing and auto break-ins.
Avoid nighttime driving.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals if obtained at least 1 year previously, varies by rental company.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).
International green insurance card mandatory.
Mandatory road tax (sticker).
Headlights must be on even during the day.
CH sticker, first-aid kit, bright signal jacket, fire extinguisher and breakdown triangle mandatory.
Blood alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰.
9.00 - 12.00 and 15.00 - 17.00 h (Mon - Fri)
10.00 - 20.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 14.00 h (Sat)
Passport still valid 3 months or more, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds (at least EUR 50.00 per day) for stays up to 3 months.
Travelers must register with police within 48 hours upon arrival (will be settled by the hotel).
Foreign travelers must be able to submit a health insurance valid for this country.
220 volt / adapter required for 3-pronged plug
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
Russian, English, German and French
Sofia, ul. Chipka 33
Tel.: +359 2 942 01 00
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