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
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The Republic of Bulgaria does not have an embassy in Kuala Lumpur. The Bulgarian Embassy in Indonesia is accredited to Malaysia.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Indonesia
Address: Jakarta 10310, 34-36, Jalan Imam Bonjol
Telephone: +62 21 390 40 48, +62 21 391 31 30
Telephone/fax: +62 21 390 40 49
Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8.30 - 14.30
Office hours (upon request in advance): Mon - Fri, 9.30 - 12.30
E-mail: [email protected]
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Bulgaria in Malaysia
Mr. Steven Soh Teck Toh
Mid Valley City
No. 1, Medan Syed Putra Utara
59200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 603-2282 9909
Fax: 603-2283 1699
Email: [email protected]
The Embassy of Malaysia in Bucharest has been accredited for Bulgaria.
Embassy of Malaysia in Bucharest, Romania
Office: 020 521 Bucharest, 11, rue Drobeta, Sector 2
Tel: +4021 211 38 01.211 38 02
Fax: +4021 210 02 70
Office hours: 08.30 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 16.30
Honorary Consul of Malaysia in Bulgaria
1680 Sofia, 18B (Б), rue Nevestina Skala
Tél.: +359 2 858 44 99
Fax: +359 2 858 40 88
E-mail: [email protected]
It is recommended that you exercise a high degree of caution toward your personal security in the country. There have been cases of armed attacks. For foreign tourists, the situation is relatively good, although there have been some cases of street robbery. For the big tourist centres, extra care is advised in places with large crowds such as bars, discos, schools, markets, and religious sites. It is recommended that you leave the originals of your documents safely in the hotel and have copies of them on you when you go out.
The local currency is the Malaysian ringgit (MYR).
The import of local currency is allowed for amounts up to 1,000 MYR. There are no restrictions on the import of foreign currency. Amounts over 2,500 USD must be declared.
Euros can be exchanged easily. You can import goods for personal use such as up to 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars, 225g of tobacco, as well as 1 litre of alcohol, free of duty.
Possession of drugs is punishable by death.
Strict observance of personal hygiene is essential to prevent typhus, which occurs periodically in different parts of the country.
Health care in the capital Kuala Lumpur is good; there are many specialised clinics.
There are cases of tropical fever, reported in all parts of the country. There is still no vaccine for it. There are cases of cholera from time to time.
Right-hand drive. The roads in the country are in good condition. Public transport in the capital is well-developed and there is almost no need to use taxis.
For stays of up to 90 days you can drive with a valid international driving licence. After this period you need to replace it with a Malaysian one.
Travel papers and visas
In order to enter the country, your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of your entry into Malaysia.
For all types of passport, you do not need a visa to enter Malaysia if your stay is up to 90 days within a six-month period from the date of entering the country.
The latest information on vaccines necessary for Malaysia can be obtained from the National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, tel. +359 2944 69 99 / 221.
From 1 June 2011 all foreigners entering Malaysia by land, air and sea are required to provide biometric data at all Malaysian border checkpoints. Children below 12 years of age, diplomatic passport holders, visitors with finger disabilities, and peoplere with special permission from Malaysian authorities are exempt from this procedure.
For all Bulgarian citizens’ documents, issued in Malaysia, to be recognised by Bulgarian authorities, they need a stamp by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, which is then certified by the Embassy of Malaysia in Bucharest.
Thus prepared, the documents must be translated into Bulgarian by an authorised translation agency, and the translation needs to be certified by the Certifications and Legalisations Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.