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Last update 10 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

Republic of Korea

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Korea
Address: 723-42, Hannam 2-dong, Yongsan-ku, Seoul, 140-894, Republic of Korea
Telephone: +82 2 794 8625, +82 2 794 8626
Fax: +82 2 794 8627
Out-of-hours hotline: + 82 10 3549 8625

Consular service
Telephone: +82 2 794 8625, +82 2 794 8626
Fax: +82 2 794 8627
Office hours: 09.00 - 17.30 h

E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.mfa.bg/embassies/korea

Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Republic of Bulgaria
Address: 1040 Sofia, 36 “Dragan Tsankov” Blvd., “INTERPRED”, bl. A, 7th floor
Telephone: +359 2 971 21 81, +359 2 971 25 36
Fax: +359 2 971 33 88
Hours: 09:00 to 12:00 a.m., 13:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Korea in the Republic of Bulgaria

8000 Bourgas, residence « Lazouren bryag », bureau № 213
Tél.: +359 888 580 220
E-mail: [email protected]

9000 Varna, 6 rue Sofia, ét. 3, bureau №3
Tél.: +359 885 202 808
E-mail: [email protected]

General information

general information

Local currency

South Korean Won (KRW)

Crime and security

South Koreais one of the safest countries in Asia. Crime rate in the country is low, but the usual security measures should be taken.

Legislation specifics

Tourist visits to existing military bases in the country and other special purpose sites are prohibited. It is recommended that those wishing to visit the demilitarized zone along the border with North Korea join an organized tour group.

Customs requirements

A customs declaration should be completed only in case of import or export of items subject to declaration.

It is mandatory to declare imports and exports of currency worth more than USD 10,000 and personal property and items worth over USD 400.

Duty free import of 10 packs (one box) of cigarettes, one litre of alcohol, perfume no more than two ounces (56.6 g) is permitted.

The import and export all kinds of pornographic and other such materials that may violate public order and safety is prohibited, as well as materials related to confidential government information or intelligence, false coins, banknotes, stocks and other commercial instruments, products of animal or vegetable origin, cool or firearms and ammunition, protected species and products thereof (including sturgeon caviar, corals, etc.), any types of illegal or medical drugs (without proper permission) containing narcotic constituents, etc.

This list is not comprehensive enough and travellers should be address the Korean Customs authorities if uncertain about any objects or items they carry.

Road traffic

Due to heavy traffic and specific labelling system for streets in urban areas, caution is advised when driving alone.


There are no communicable diseases in the Republic of Korea requiring mandatory pre-vaccination.

A special quarantine form must be completed if the foreigner is coming from a country where cases of cholera, yellow fever, plague, SARS, etc have been recorded.

A medical insurance when entering the country for short stays is not necessary.

It should be borne in mind that no treaty or agreement for cooperation in health and all medical services has been signed between Korea and the Republic of Bulgaria and all medical expenses are to be paid personally by the patient, which requires considerable financial resources.

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