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Advisory regarding travel to Syria

02 August 2011

Given the continuing unrest in Syria and the Syrian military operations in Hama and other cities in recent days, the Foreign Ministry reiterates its warning to Bulgarian citizens not to travel to Syria. Citizens who do make the trip, however, should avoid visiting public places, should not become involved in protests, should obey the instructions of local authorities and, if necessary, should contact the Bulgarian Embassy.

Given the rapidly deteriorating situation in various regions of Syria, the Bulgaria Embassy in Damascus has limited capacity to assist and to render consular protection to Bulgarian citizens who get into difficulties.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterates its urgent appeal to Bulgarian citizens residing temporarily or permanently in Syria to consider leaving the country as soon as possible. They should, before departure, check if they have valid exit visa and identity documents.

To contact the Bulgarian Embassy in Damascus:
Mailing address: Damascus, Salhieh, Pakistan Str Bld № 8
P. O. Box 2732

Phone number:
Representation (switchboard) 00 963 11 445 40 39; 0,096,311 4,413,128
Fax - 441 98 54

Charge d’Affaires, Dimitar Mihailov 0096311 445 40 39; 0,096,311 4,413,128

Consul, Stoil Zlatarski, 0096311 445 40 39; 0,096,311 4,413,128

E-mail: [email protected]

Mobile phones:
Dimitar Mihailov, Charge d’Affaires - GSM 00963 944390203
Stoil Zlatarski, Consul - GSM 00963 944614823

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Crisis Centre:
Tel. +359 2 948 2116
e-mail: [email protected]

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