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Last update 10 August 2023Diplomatic missions

Risk index

Level 3: Increased level of risk (recommendation not to travel in certain areas of the country unless necessary)


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Regular passport: visa not required

Diplomatic passport: visa not required

Official passport: visa not required

The Republic of Bulgaria does not have an embassy on the Cayman Islands. Serving embassy for the Cayman Islands is in Havana, Cuba.

We call on Bulgarian citizens to refrain from travelling!

The Republic of Bulgaria does not have an embassy on the Cayman Islands. The country is serviced by the Embassy in Havana, Cuba.

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Cuba

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Cuba
5ta Ave. No 6407, esquina a 66, Miramar, Playa, Ciudad de La Habana
Telephone: +537 204 67 66
Telephone: +535 286 24 49

Working hours: Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 17:00
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 17:00
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.mfa.bg/embassies/kuba

For information on the Cayman Islands not included in these recommendations and to check for any changes, contact:

Cayman Islands Embassy or Consulate Office in UK
Address: 6, Chesterfield Street, Mayfield, London SW1 1RE
Telephone: +44 20 7491 7771
Fax: +44 20 7409 7773
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.caymanislands.co.uk

Cayman Islands Official Tourism Board Office
Address: The Pavilion, Cricket Square, Elgin Avenue, P.O. Box 67
George Town, Grand Cayman, BWI
Telephone: +1 345 949 0623
Fax: +1 345 949 4053
Web: www.caymanislands.ky/


General information

Security level:

Public security in the country is within normal limits, but measures should be taken to safeguard personal belongings, valuables and documents.
In the event of a stolen or lost passport, the local police authorities should be notified immediately and should issue a written document.


Travellers to the Cayman Islands should take precautions against mosquito bites. There is a risk of Zika infection. With symptoms of illness, medical attention should be sought immediately.
The MFA recommends that travellers follow the advice of the Ministry of Health and the Bulgarian Red Cross to protect themselves against mosquito bites and infection with the Zika virus: http://www.redcross.bg/advice/zika.html 

Healthcare is generally good. Severe cases may require transport to the United States. Some clinics and hospitals may expect immediate cash payment.

Emergency telephone: 911.

Specifics of the local legislation:

The penalties for possession of narcotics are severe.

Customs requirements:

Travellers over 18 years of age are allowed to import duty free 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 25 cigars or 250 g Tobacco, 1 litre of alcohol or 4 litres of wine or 1 can of beer up to 9 litres. Changes in these conditions are possible!
The export of lobsters and conch is prohibited.
For further information: http://www.iatatravelcentre.com/KY-Cayman-Islands-customs-currency-airport-tax-regulations-summary.html

Road traffic:

Vehicles on the island shall move on the left.
Visitors wishing to drive in the Cayman Islands must obtain a temporary permit from a police station or car rental agency.
Such a permit is issued on payment of a fee and presentation of a valid national driving licence. Provisional driving permit fee — USD 10.00 /changes in fee are possible/.
Only persons over 21 years of age may rent cars.
Speed limits should be observed, seat belts should be worn and drunk driving should be avoided.
It is illegal to use mobile telephones while driving. The fines for such offences are high.

Local currency:

The local currency in the Cayman Islands is the Cayman dollar (KYD or CI$).
KYD 1 = USD 1.20

Climatic characteristics:

Hurricane season in the Caribbean is from June to November, but the Cayman Islands are often spared the worst effects of the region's tropical storms and hurricanes during the rainy season.
It is advisable to monitor the information on http://severe.worldweather.org/; http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ and https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tropical-cyclones

Travel papers and visas

Bulgarian citizens do not need a visa for short-term stay for tourism purposes in the Cayman Islands. When travelling for other purposes (work, study, long-term stay) it is necessary to apply for a visa via the official UK government website — www.gov.uk

Attention is drawn to selecting the option ‘British Overseas Territory (Cayman Islands) visa application’ when submitting your application.
The passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry. It is advisable to have at least two blank pages for affixing the appropriate stamps.
Travellers must have a return ticket.

It is advisable to take out health insurance in advance for the duration of the trip.
An immigration card is given on arrival and must be kept until you leave the islands.

Exit Fee: KYD 20.00 or USD 25.00 — usually included in the airfare, but exceptions are possible.
It should be borne in mind that the fee may be subject to change, so it is advisable to check before travelling: http://www.caymanislands.co.uk/planatrip/travelrequirements.aspx, through the airline/travel agency used or through the Cayman Islands diplomatic missions mentioned above.

Travel for children under 18 years of age

In the case of travel by children under 18 years of age, proof of citizenship, valid travel documents and certified written consent (power of attorney) from one or both parents, as appropriate, must be provided.
For specific questions about Cayman Islands entry requirements, including visa requirements, enquiries can be directed to the Immigration Directorate: Telephone: (345) 949-8052
[email protected]
Useful information is available at:

Competitive service

European Emergency Travel Document:

In extreme situations — in case of damage, loss or theft of a passport, Bulgarian citizens can apply for an Emergency Travel Document at an Embassy of an EU Member State in the Cayman Islands.

Certifications and legalizations:

In order to be valid in Bulgaria and to be able to serve before the Bulgarian institutions, all documents issued by the authorities in the Cayman Islands to Bulgarian citizens must be certified by the Cayman Islands Embassy in London, UK. The signature and certifications of the Embassy of the Cayman Islands in London are certified by the Consular Office of the Embassy of Bulgaria in London. Once the documents have been so prepared, they must be translated into Bulgarian by an authorized company in Bulgaria and certified by the Department of Certifications and Legalizations with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.

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