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Bulgarian citizens should not travel to the countries of the Middle East and North Africa

29 August 2013

Because of the continuing escalation of the situation in the Middle East and North Africa, which is creating highly increased risks to security and personal safety, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly recommends that Bulgarian citizens refrain from all travel to the region, especially Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and Libya.

In case of emergency, Bulgarian citizens temporarily or permanently resident in the country concerned can seek assistance from the nearest diplomatic mission of the Republic of Bulgaria or member state of the EU.

We strongly recommend that citizens register with the Bulgarian diplomatic missions by phone or email. Pre-registration is essential for a timely response.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reminds you that, in the event of a sharp aggravation of the situation, the possibilities for the diplomatic missions to take action will be limited.

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