Last update 11 June 2018Diplomatic missions
Level 4: Termination warning throughout the country (except in case of extreme necessity)
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Regular passport: visa not required
Diplomatic passport: visa not required
Official passport: visa not required
Republic of South Sudan
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have a functioning Embassy in Juba. The servicing Embassy for South Sudan is in Ethiopia.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria to Ethiopia
Address: Bole KK, Kebele 04/06/07, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Postal Address: P.O.Box 987 Addis Abeba, FDR of Ethiopia
Telephone: +251 11 66 100 32
Fax: +251 11 66 162 70
Office hours: 08.00 - 18.00 h
South Sudan does not have an Embassy accredited for Bulgaria. The Embassy of South Sudan nearest to Bulgaria is in Brussels.
Embassy of South Sudan in Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium
Address: Rue de la Loi 26, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
Telephone: +32 22 80 23 55
Fax: +32 22 80 31 44
Office hours: 9:00 - 17:00 h
South Sudanese pound (
The current validity of the Sudanese currency in the country isnotquiteclear. It is advisable to bring US dollars. Credits card payments are not secure.
Crime and security
We advise you not to travel to South Sudan, unless extremely necessary.
It is not advisable to travel outside the capital Juba due to existing high risk for the safety.
In case of planned visits, try to find before leaving up-to-date information about the situation in the country.
Regardless of the independence earned on 9 July 2011 and the subsequent recognition of South Sudan by the government in Khartoum, the relations between Sudan and South Sudan remain tense.
There is still danger of triggering the latent conflicts.
The law provides strict sanctions for provoking behaviour between the two genders or for homosexual acts. The tolerance among the population, especially in the regions with predominant Muslim population, is very low.
It is forbidden to bring local currency in the country.
There are no limitations for bringing foreign currency in the country and it is not subject to declaration.
One can bring in the country without customs duty no more than 200 pieces of cigarettes, 50 cigars and 1 pound of tobacco.
It is forbidden to bring alcohol, fruits and vegetables.
It is also forbidden to bring all kinds of goods from Israel.
It is forbidden to take local currency out of the country.
There are no customs restrictions for exporting goods.
Poor state of the roads and the public transport.
It is advisable to get the medicines you need before leaving for South Sudan. The medial services in the country and the supplies in the pharmacies are inadequate.
Travel papers and visas
International passport, which is valid at least six months from the date of entering the country.
No special immunizations are required.
Up-to-date information about the vaccines for South Sudan can be obtained from the National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases on telephone number: +3259 2 944 69 99 / 221.
Attention! Your passport should not contain a visa for Israel or a stamp that you have visited Israel.
Bulgarian citizens can travel to South Sudan only with a visa(for ordinary, official and diplomatic passports).
A visa can be obtained in any Embassy of the country abroad.
In Europe, the nearest to Bulgaria is the Embassy of South Sudan in Brussels.
Maintain good personal hygiene.
It is necessary to wash thoroughly the fruits and vegetable your will eat.
Drink enough fluids because of the hot climate.
Certifications and legalisations
The documents drawn up for Bulgarian citizens in South Sudan should bear the stamp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Sudan, after which they should be certified by the Embassy of South Sudan in Brussels. The stamps of the South Sudanese Embassy in Brusselss shall be finally certified also by the Bulgarian Embassy in the Belgian capital.
So formalised, the documents should be translated in Bulgarian by an authorized Translation Agency in Bulgaria, and the translation – certified by the Certifications and Legalisations Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.
Emergency Travel Document
In extreme cases – damaged, lost or stolen passport, Bulgarian citizens may apply for issuing an Emergency Travel Document at theEmbassy of any EUmember-state in Juba.