Will I need an ETIAS or a Schengen Visa?
Bulgaria is a member of the EU, meaning the introduction of ETIAS may require you to apply for an ETIAS visa if you are not an EU citizen. Bulgaria is also applying to be part of the Schengen Zone, however, it does not currently hold Schengen status. This means that currently, ETIAS would be the only method of visiting the nation.
An ETIAS visa will also allow you to visit any other EU nation within the validity of the visa. The duration of this is usually 3 months but can be shorter if the holders passport expires prior to that.
Before starting your application, you should ensure you are eligible to apply for an ETIAS visa and to visit Bulgaria.
Why should I visit Bulgaria
Bulgaria is an increasingly popular Balkan destination for a few reasons that all make it worthy of visiting. The country has something for everyone with bustling cities like Sofia and Plovdiv, to mountains for winter sports or the Black Sea where you can relax and enjoy the summer sun.
All these options, plus Bulgaria’s generally cheap prices make it the ideal destination for anyone looking for a new adventure of any kind, in any climate!