Last update 16 August 2023Diplomatic missions
Level 3: Increased level of risk (recommendation not to travel in certain areas of the country unless necessary)
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Regular passport: visa not required
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Kingdom of Eswatini
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have a functioning embassy in the capital Mbabane. Bulgarian citizens residing in Eswatini on a short or long-term basis may address consular matters to the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Pretoria
Address: 1071 Church Street, 0083 Hatfield, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa
Telephone: +27 12 342 37 20; +27 12342 79 41
Fax: +27 12 342 37 21
Mobile telephone: +27 79 893 7336 — hotline for emergencies and urgent cases during out-of-hours, holidays and weekends.
Working hours: Mon – Fri, 09:00 – 12:00
E-mail: [email protected]
The Embassy of the Kingdom of Eswatini in London, Great Britain, is accredited to Bulgaria.
Embassy of the Kingdom of Eswatini in London
Address: 20 Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London, SW1E 6LB United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 171 630 6611
Fax: +44 171 630 6564
E-mail: [email protected]
Travelers are advised to pay particular attention to their personal safety.
Avoid traveling at night.
Carrying a copy of your ID and a small amount of cash is recommended.
There is a high level of crime, robbery and theft.
Specifics of the legislation
Homosexuality in Swaziland is prohibited and prosecuted by law.
Low level of healthcare.
Be careful when eating fruit and vegetables.
Water should be used only after boiling.
For up-to-date information on mandatory and/or recommended vaccines you may contact the Regional Health Inspectorates in the country. Yellow fever vaccine is administered at the following regional health inspectorates: Sofia Regional Health Inspectorate; Varna RHI; Burgas RHI; Pleven RHI; Plovdiv RHI; Blagoevgrad RHI and Ruse RHI.
In Swaziland you may import unlimited amounts of local and foreign currency.
Goods for personal use may be imported duty-free, including 400 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 250 grams of tobacco and 0.75 litre of alcohol.
There are no restrictions on exports of goods and currency from the country.
If you are traveling by car, at the border you must present a valid insurance when entering the country. A Bulgarian driving license is valid together with an international driving license.
Take particular care when traveling by car in the dark.
The road traffic is in the left lane.
More fluid intake and low-fat foods are needed, as well as avoiding alcohol.
Carrying dollars or euro, cheques or credit cards is recommended.
Travel papers and visas
You must enter the country with a regular international passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into the country.
No special immunizations are required.
Bulgarian citizens traveling to Swaziland (holders of regular, official and diplomatic passports) need a visa which they can obtain at the Embassy of Swaziland in London.
Certifications and legalizations
Swaziland is a party to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents.
In order to be valid in Bulgaria and to be able to serve before the Bulgarian institutions all documents issued by the authorities in Swaziland to Bulgarian citizens should be endorsed with the Apostille of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Swaziland.
Thereafter, the documents must be translated into Bulgarian by an authorized Translation Agency in Bulgaria, and the translation certified by the Department of Certification and Legalization of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria.
European Emergency Travel Document
In extreme situations — in case of damage, loss or theft of a passport, Bulgarian citizens can apply for an Emergency Travel Document at an Embassy of an EU Member State in Swaziland.