Updated November 29, 2017
By the end of 2017, the list of countries offering visa-free visits to Bulgarians has expanded to 111.
Since Bulgaria is a member of the European Union, visa requirements for Bulgarians have become more and more relaxed every year. Therefore, after the map of the safe world,in the World Tourism series, I decided to preview this one too. Currently, visa-free travel or just an ID card can travel to around 100 countries around the world, which is almost half the world. Except in Europe (to which are clearly not part
Belarus del> and the Russian Federation), visa-free is visit and most countries in South and Central America and the Far East – Japan, Korea, Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei . Also New Zealand and Oceania. In Central Asia and the Middle East, only a few countries do not require an entry visa – Turkey, Kazakhstan, Israel, the Palestinian Territories and the UAE. And in Africa, only Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, Sao Tome and Principe and Botswana.
Even visa applicants, many of the popular tourist destinations, have made it a pure formality, and issuing a visa upon arrival or electronically facilitates entry into the country. Such visas are either free or at a symbolic price. E-visas are issued by Saudi Arabia, India, Australia and 4 other smaller countries, and fast visas are issued at airports (or ports) in over 20 countries. However, if you are traveling to such a country by land from a neighboring country, check beforehand, most likely the checkpoint you will pass does not offer such a visa (90%). But the Consular Department in a nearby city will issue you the document within 1-2 days or hours without any additional documents. And some countries such as Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda issue a common visa. All those countries where visa issuance is now facilitated, I hope, will soon abolish visas for Bulgarians in the future. But that’s how open you are to the world. Not coincidentally, African countries have complicated and expensive visa procedures. I was surprised that, for example, a visa for Nigeria is priced at over $ 300, which is absurd – a big economy, but no tourism. Others have a requirement to submit a bank account with at least $ 1,000. In a nutshell, not all over the world is the 90s over. The next card in this series will be with visa prices…
It is also important to know the condition that in almost all Muslim countries, you will be refused a visa if you have a visa or stamp on your passport from Israel.