Last update 18 March 2020Diplomatic missions
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
Union of the Comoros
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have a functioning embassy in the capital city of Moroni. Bulgarian citizens residing for short or long-term in Moroni may address The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa for consular matters.
Embassy of Bulgaria in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa
Address: 1071 Church street, 0083 Hatfield, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa
Telephone: +27 12 342 37 20; +27 12342 79 41
Mobile number: +27 79 893 7336 – in case of emergency and in weekends or holidays, as well as outside the working hours.
Fax: +27 12 342 37 21
Office hours: Mo - Fri, 09.00 am - 12.00 pm
E-mail: [email protected]
The embassy for The Comoros is in Paris, France.
Embassy of the Union of the Comoros in France
Address: 20 Rue Marbeau, 75116 Paris, France
Telephone: +33 1 45 01 62 37; +33 1 40679054
Fax: +33 1 45 00 47 93; +33 1 48 45 13 65
Comorian franc (KMF)
When travelling to the Comoros you are advised to carry small amounts of cash with you, mostly US dollars, cheques and credit cards.
Crime and security
Travellers are recommended to be especially careful about their security.
Crime level is high in the form of kidnappings, robberies and pick-pocketing in the cities and tourist centres.
Homosexual behaviour is not forbidden in the Comoros but it is not accepted.
You can import unlimited amount of local or foreign currency in the Comoros.
Also permitted is unlimited export of local and foreign currency.
Transport connections are quite difficult. There is deficit of car fuel.
Healthcare is of low quality. Numerous infectious diseases are widespread. Be careful when consuming fruit and vegetables.
It rains almost the entire time.
There are seismic activity and volcano eruptions.
Travel papers and visas
You can enter the country with an international passport valid for at least 7 (seven) months from the date of entry in the Comoros.
There are no special immunisation requirements.
Up-to-date information about the necessary vaccines for the Comoros can be obtained from the National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases at: +359 2 944 69 99 / 221.
Bulgarian citizens travelling to the Comoros (with ordinary, official or diplomatic passports) need a visa for 90-days stay, which can be obtained from the embassy of Comoros in Paris.
Already in the country, the visa can be prolonged for up to 6 months from the date of entry.
You should drink more liquids and eat food containing less fat. Avoid consumption of alcohol.
Travel of children
There are no special requirements but it is recommendable that children travel with their own passports.
Certification and legalisation
In order to be valid in Bulgaria and recognised by the Bulgarian institution any documents issued by the authorities in Comoros to Bulgarian citizens must bear the stamp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After that they should be certified by the embassy of Comoros in Paris. The signature and certification of the consulate should be certified at the embassy of Bulgaria in Paris.
The documents should then be translated into Bulgarian by an authorised translation agency in Bulgaria and certified by the Certifications and Legalisations Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Emergency Travel Document
In extraordinary situations, such damaged, lost or stolen passport the Bulgarian citizens can apply for an Emergency Travel Document at the embassy of any EU member state in Moroni – in this case the French embassy.