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Last update 07 March 2024Diplomatic missions

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Level 3: Increased level of risk (recommendation not to travel in certain areas of the country unless necessary)


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Kingdom of Morocco

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Kingdom of Morocco

Address: Royaume du Maroc, Rabat — 10 000, 4, Avenue Ahmed El Yazidi (ex av. Meknes)
Telephone: +212 537 76 54 77; +212 537 76 40 82
Fax: +212 537 76 32 01
Out-of-hours hotline: +212 661 230 656
Working hours: 09:00 – 17:00
Opening hours of the Consular Office: 10:00 – 13:00
E-mail: [email protected]
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.mfa.bg/embassies/morocco

Bulgarian Honorary Consuls in Morocco

Ali Chraibi
City of Marrakech
Address: 424, Sidi Ghanem, Marrakech, Royaume du Maroc
Telephone: (+212) 661078805
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.consulathonorairebulgarie.org/index.html

Hassan Sentissi El Idrissi
Address:2, Rue Jbel El Aroui Angle Sidi Abderahmane, Hay Essalam, 20203 Casablanca, Royaume du Maroc
Telephone: 0522949305/08
Fax: 05 22 94 72 32
Е-mail: [email protected]

Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco to the Republic of Bulgaria
Address: 1421 Sofia, 1 Chervena Stena St.,
Telephone: +359 2 865 1126, +359 2 865 1137
Fax: +359 2 865 4811
Working hours: 09:00 – 15:00
E-mail: [email protected]

Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Morocco in the Republic of Bulgaria
Mr Boris Vassilev Redanski
Address. Mr. Boris Redan, Boris Redanova Str. "Veliko Turnovo №13
GSM: +359 888 630 218
Telephone: 02/865 11 37
E-mail: [email protected]

General information

Security level:
The Kingdom of Morocco maintains reliable internal security within its territory.
Internal order in the country is enforced by the competent security services. Crime in the country is relatively low, and cases of theft are not excluded, especially in markets and other crowded places. The authorities shall exercise vigilance and control with regard to risks of terrorist acts.

The Kingdom of Morocco has good medical facilities and trained healthcare personnel. When travelling to the country, in addition to the mandatory health insurance, the Embassy recommends that travel accident and death insurance be taken out to specifically cover Morocco.
The contagious risks of Covid 19 have been largely overcome — over 80 percent of residents have been vaccinated, isolated cases of the disease occur. No deaths have been recorded.

Specifics of the local legislation:
The country's legislation complies with Islamic norms and the justice system complies with the requirements of Muslim law.

Customs requirements:
Import of foreign currency and means of payment is allowed in the country. When importing currency with a value equal to or greater than 100,000 dirhams, it must be declared to the customs authorities. The declaration must be presented on leaving the country. Import and export of local currency in excess of 2,000 dirhams is prohibited. When purchasing local currency, the bordereau should be retained as it is required by financial institutions (banks, bureaux de change) when converting local currency back as well as when exporting foreign currency.
Customs requirements for Morocco can be downloaded from HERE.

Road traffic:
The Republic of Bulgaria and the Kingdom of Morocco are parties to the 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic, which regulates the relevant norms and rules in European countries and in other countries that have joined the international treaty. Care should be taken when crossing main streets with heavy car and motorcycle traffic.
Road traffic is controlled by an active presence of traffic police, who regularly check for the availability of driving permits and for violations of traffic regulations.

Practical advice:
It is advisable to avoid travel near and along the borders with Algeria and Mauritania. It is advisable not to undertake individual or group trekking without licensed trekking guides.
If you are detained by the local authorities, you should require to get in touch with the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Rabat.
It is advisable to have the telephone numbers and address of our Embassy in Rabat before departure from Bulgaria. At your discretion, you can leave your contact details with the Embassy.
It is not recommended to visit extreme and unfamiliar to the tourist neighbourhoods during the day and night, as well as individual visits to deserted areas. It is advisable for women not to walk alone in the evening, even in the central streets of large cities, exercising caution with regard to jewellery and handbags. When using public transport or taking taxis, you should also be careful of your personal luggage, money and personal documents.
During excursions, it is necessary to be informed about the places you intend to visit, and it is advisable to trust only official licensed guides at tourist sites, who can be hired at National Tourist Offices.
Local norms require decent dress for women, in keeping with local mores. You should treat objects associated with the Muslim religion with respect. Non-Muslims are not allowed to enter Muslim places of worship, except those of a tourist nature.
In case you visit municipal beaches, women should wear a one-piece swimsuit.
When communicating with the local population, it is advisable to avoid conversations and discussions on sensitive topics of a political and religious nature. Alcohol is prohibited in public places. The import of pornographic materials is prohibited.

Local currency:
The local currency in the Kingdom of Morocco is the Moroccan dirham (MAD).
Exchange rate: EUR 1 — about MAD 11

Travel papers and visas

The entry and stay of Bulgarian citizens on the territory of the Kingdom of Morocco for the purpose of tourism, business and private visit is visa-free within two stays of 90 days within one year. For this purpose, the Bulgarian citizen needs to have a valid passport with a minimum validity of between three and six months after the date of entry into the country. It is recommended that the passport has two blank pages.
In the case of illegal residence, a fine is imposed in respect of the stay allowed and in certain cases expulsion is possible, accompanied by a ban on entering the country for a certain period of time.
When entering the country, it is a good idea to personally make sure that your passport is stamped by the Moroccan Border Police /number applied on first entry and entry stamp/. In the absence of such stamps in the passport, when leaving the country, the stay is treated as illegal.
The Kingdom of Morocco cannot be visited with an identity card alone. A passport is required.

Requirements for travelling of children under 18 years of age:
If the child is travelling with his/her parents, no other document is required than a valid passport. At the same time, it is advisable that the parents have a copy of the birth certificate as proof of the relationship. When travelling with only one parent, he/she must have a notarised permission from the other parent and a copy of the birth certificate.
If one of the child's parents is deceased, the accompanying parent must have a copy of the deceased person's death certificate or a special court authorisation.
In the case of divorced parents, it is advisable for the parent accompanying the child to have a certified copy of the divorce decree stating that he or she has been awarded custody of the child.
If the minor is accompanied by a third person, the accompanying person must have a notarised permission from the child's parents.
All documents cited in this section must be certified by an Apostille and translated into French or Arabic.
Immunisations for yellow fever and other diseases specific to African countries are not required.

Competitive service

Preparation of identity documents (passport, identity card, driving license, emergency travel document):
Bulgarian citizens residing in Morocco can apply for Bulgarian identity documents at the Consular Office of the Embassy: passport, identity card, driving licence and emergency travel document. The Consular Office is equipped with the necessary technical means to capture biometric data when accepting applications.

Certifications and legalizations:
In order to be recognized in the Republic of Bulgaria and the Kingdom of Morocco, documents issued by Moroccan institutions and those issued by Bulgarian institutions must be legalized and provided with a translation certified by the Embassy.
The Consular Office of the Embassy can only legalize the signature and seal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Morocco, which requires the documents submitted to the Consular Office for legalization to be certified in advance by the above-mentioned departments.
The translation must be made by an translator appointed in accordance with the procedures laid down by the Embassy.
In Bulgaria, the legalisation of documents is carried out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice legalize Bulgarian public documents with a special Apostille certificate.

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