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Bulgaria Essential Information

DRESS CODE – Smart casuals should get you into most public bars and restaurants on your Bulgaria holidays. It is advisable to dress modestly when visiting religious monuments.

MONEY – Most credit cards are accepted in hotels, shops and restaurants so you can use them to make payments on your Bulgaria holidays. You find most prices quoted in Euros on during your holidays to Bulgaria but you can pay in leva too. You can find several foreign exchange offices to convert currency and most don’t charge any commission. Normally, banks are open from 9 am to 3pm Mon-Fri.

SECURITY - Organised crime is a concern but tourists are usually not affected by it. Pickpockets and scams maybe a bigger issue in crowded places on your Bulgaria holidays but you can stay safe and secure by adhere to normal tourist safety norms.

TIPPING – Tipping is not obligatory on your holidays to Bulgaria but it is widely appreciated. The norm is 10 to 12% however tipping small coins may be considered an insult.

OTHER INFO – Electricity is 220 V with two-pin European plugs so you might need adapters on your Bulgaria holidays. Bulgaria is 2 hours ahead of UK time. If needed you may dial 150 for medical services and 166 for police. You may also dial 112 for the pan-European emergency helpline, if needed on your holidays to Bulgaria.

CONTACT INFO - In case of emergencies during your Bulgaria holidays, you may contact the British High Commission in Sofia at (359) (2) 933 9222 or the office in Varna at (00) (359) (52) 6655 555.

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