Last update 25 July 2018Diplomatic missions
Level 2: Increased attention (please be informed in detail about the current situation in the country)
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Kingdom of Bahrain
Bulgaria has no embassy in Manama. Bulgarian citizens visiting Bahrain for a short time or staying in the country for a longer period can contact for consular issues the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Kuwait.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Kuwait
Address: P.O. Box 12090 – Shamia 71 651; JABRYA, AREA 11, str. 1 /H. 272/ str. 107, /H.31/
Telephone: +965 251 44 58; +965 251 44 59
Fax: +965 253 14 53
Office hours: 08:00 – 14:30 h
Consular services: 08:30 – 11:00 h
Bulgarian citizens visiting Bahrain can contact for visa issues the Embassy of Bahrain in Ankara.
Embassy of Bahrain in Ankara
Address: Ilkbahar Mahalessi 612р Sokak no. 10, Oran/Cankaya, Ankara, Turkey
Telephone: +90 312 491 2655
Fax number: +90 312 491 2676
Bahrain Dinar (BHD)
Crime and security
Currently travelling to Bahrain is not recommended, except in urgent cases.
After the mass protests and demonstrations in February and March 2011 for the suppression of which military force was used, the security situation in the country remains unstable.
The state of emergency announced on March 15, 2011 was cancelled on June 1, 2011. However, the police and the army continue checkpoint inspections. The Government has introduced enhanced security measures. In areas with a predominantly Shiite population there are still occasional clashes with security forces.
New escalation of tension is not unlikely, which would constitute a security threat, also in the capital Manama.
Travellers to Bahrain are advised to carefully monitor the latest developments in the country.
The import, distribution, possession and use of drugs are severely punished under the local law, which includes long years in prison.
Local law provides for severe penalties for demonstrative acts of heterosexual and homosexual behaviour.
There are no restrictions on the import or export of foreign and local currency.
Import of drugs, weapons and pornographic material is prohibited.
The International Airport in Manama operates in full capacity.
There are no restrictions for transit flights.
For those travelling by car it is recommended to have an international driving license.
It is also advisable to use taxis and rental cars instead of public transportation.
Travel papers and visas
International passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry.
No special inoculations are required.
For the latest information on vaccines, please contact the National Centre for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, telephone: +359 2 944 69 99 / 221.
Bulgarian citizens can travel to Bahrain with visas (for ordinary, official and diplomatic passports). They can be obtained at the Embassy of Bahrain in Ankara, Turkey.
If you are in Bahrain, we recommend you to stay away from street demonstrations and protests, especially in the evening. Pay attention to latest developments.
Travel of children
It is recommended that children travel with separate passports.
Certification and legalisation
The documents of Bulgarian citizens issued in Bahrain shall bear the stamp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain. They shall be certified by the Embassy of Bulgaria in Kuwait. These documents must be translated into Bulgarian by a certified translation agency in Bulgaria, and the translation shall be certified by the Certification and Legalisation Department with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria.
Emergency Travel Document
In extreme cases such as damage, lost or stolen passport, Bulgarian citizens can apply for an Emergency Travel Document at the embassy of any EU Member State in Manama.