A priority task in the work of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria is to render assistance to Bulgarian citizens abroad. The new risks related to political instability, terrorism, organised crime, natural disasters, epidemics, industrial disasters, etc., which affect a large number of Bulgarian citizens who have found themselves in an emergency abroad and which has consular consequences, require the rendering of specialised assistance. For this purpose in March 2010 the MFA of the Republic of Bulgaria established an Situation Centre. Depending on the nature of the emergency the MFA coordinates the efforts to help Bulgarian citizens with the different ministries and departments as well as with our EU and NATO partners.
In connection with the escalation of tensions and aggravation of the internal situation, as well as the adverse trends for its development, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly warns Bulgarian citizens against any travel to Libya and recommends that Bulgarians currently in Libya depart immediately.
Australia and Oceania
There is a security risk during any trip. Travellers decide whether to undertake a trip regardless of the potential risk. We recommend that you become familiar with the information for travellers which you can find in the media and other reliable sources as regards risks that could put your journey under threat. During your stay in the foreign state keep following the situation.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria by default publishes warnings for refraining from travelling only to regions where there are military operations (wars or civil wars in a particular country), with actual general security threat.
In case of disasters or political turmoil, you shall immediately contact the closest Bulgarian foreign mission. In case there is none, you can contact an EU member state foreign mission which shall provide help and protection to the Bulgarian citizens as far as this is possible.
When you are in need while abroad, in order to get the help that you need more quickly, you need to provide the following data: