Last update 24 October 2023Diplomatic missions
Level 2: Increased attention (please be informed in detail about the current situation in the country)
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The Republic of Bulgaria does not have a functioning embassy in Kuala Lumpur. The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Indonesia is accredited to Malaysia.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Indonesia
Address: Jakarta 10310, 34-36, Jalan Imam Bonjol
Telephone: +62 21 390 40 48; +62 21 391 31 30
Telephone/fax: +62 21 390 40 49
Working hours: Mon – Fri 8:30 – 14:30
Opening hours by a preliminary scheduled appointment - Monday to Friday 9:30 - 12:30.
E-mail: [email protected]
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Bulgaria in Malaysia
Mr. Steven Soh Teck Toh
Headquarters: Kuala Lumpur
Consular District: the entire territory of Malaysia
Address: B-10-1, Northpoint, Mid Valley City No. 1, Medan Syed Putra Utara, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 603-2282 9909
Fax: 603-2283 1699
Email: [email protected]
The Embassy of Malaysia in Bucharest is accredited to the Republic of Bulgaria.
Embassy of Malaysia in Bucharest, Romania
Office: 020521 Bucarest, 11, rue Drobeta, Sector 2
Telephone: +4021 211 38 01, +4021 211 38 02
Fax: +4021 210 02 70
Working hours: 08:30 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 16:30
E-mail: [email protected]
Honorary Consul of Malaysia in the Republic of Bulgaria:
Mr. Petar Kurumbashev
Consular district: the entire territory of Bulgaria
Address: Sofia, 7 Vincent Van Gogh St., 3rd floor, office 5
Phone: + 359 2 906 28 92; + 359 885 55 06 25
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]
In general, it is recommended to take particular care regarding your personal safety in the country. There have been cases of armed attacks. The situation is relatively good for foreign tourists, despite incidents of street robberies. In major tourist centers, extra caution is recommended to places with large crowds, as well as bars, discos, schools, bazaars, religious sites. It is recommended that the original documents are left in a safe place in the hotel and only copies are carried outside the hotel.
Strict adherence to personal hygiene is an essential prerequisite for preventing typhoid fever, which periodically occurs in parts of the country. Healthcare in the capital Kuala Lumpur is of a good standard, with a large number of specialised clinics. Cases of dengue fever, for which no vaccine yet exists, have been reported in all parts of the country. Cholera cases occur periodically. No proof of vaccination status is required from those visiting the country and there is no requirement for COVID-19 test results. There is no quarantine requirement upon arrival.
Travellers can install the MySejahtera app before or after arriving in Malaysia to indicate the risk factor of COVID-19. The risk factor can be checked when entering some buildings.
COVID-19 patients are isolated under Home Surveillance Order (HSO) for 7 days. No test is required at the end of the 7-day quarantine.
Dengue virus infection is widespread, including in urban areas. Zika virus infection is also risky. Malaria has not yet been eradicated. A number of infectious diseases are prevalent.
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 .
Import of local currency up to MYR 1,000 is allowed into the country. There are no restrictions on the import of foreign currency. Amounts over USD 2,500 must be declared. Euros can be easily exchanged. Goods for personal consumption - up to 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars, 225 grams of tobacco and 1 litre of liquor - are imported duty-free.
Attention! Possession of drugs is punishable by death.
Customs requirements for Malaysia can be downloaded from HERE.
The traffic of vehicles is in the left lane. The country's roads are in good condition. Public transport in the capital is very well developed and there is hardly any need for taxis.
For stays of up to 90 days, vehicles can be driven with valid international driving licences. After this period they are required to be replaced by Malaysian ones.
The local currency is the Malaysian ringgit.
Travel papers and visas
You must enter the country with an international passport valid for at least 6 months at the date of entry into Malaysia. Visas are not required to enter Malaysia for all passport types for up to 90 days within six months.
Since 1 June 2011, biometric data has been taken from foreigners visiting the country at all land, sea and air border crossing points in Malaysia. Children under 12 years of age, diplomats, fingerless persons and persons specifically exempted by the Malaysian authorities from this requirement are excluded.
Certifications and legalizations:
In order to be valid before the Bulgarian authorities, documents issued in Malaysia to Bulgarian citizens must bear the seal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which shall be authenticated at the Embassy of Malaysia in Bucharest. Once the documents have been so prepared, they must be translated into Bulgarian by an authorized translation company and certified by the Department of Certifications and Legalizations with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.