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Last update 06 April 2023Diplomatic missions

Risk index

Level 2: Increased attention (please be informed in detail about the current situation in the country)


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Regular passport: visa not required

Diplomatic passport: visa not required

Official passport: visa not required

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 Riyadh.

Embassy of Republic of Bulgaria in Riyadh
Address: B-53, Dareen street 4067 Diplomatic Quarter 12512 Riyadh Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Telephone: +966 11 25 11 553; +966 11 25 11 554; +966 11 23 04 237
Working hours: from 9 am until 4:30pm
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.mfa.bg/embassies/saudiarabia

Consular Section
Telephone: +966 11 25 11 553; +966 11 25 11 554; +966 11 23 04 237
Admission hours: from 9 am until 12:30pm, by appointment.
E-mail: [email protected] (For appointments and other enquiries)

General information

General information

Local currency

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.

Law specifics

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.

Customs requirements

There are no restrictions on the import or export of foreign and local currency.

Import of drugs, weapons and pornographic material is prohibited.

Road traffic

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.

Competitive service

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.

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.


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