Last update 13 September 2023Diplomatic missions
Level 5: Warning of ending all trips and immediate leaving the country
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We call on Bulgarian citizens to refrain from travelling!
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have a functioning embassy in Myanmar. Myanmar is serviced by the Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Hanoi
Address: No 5 Nui Truc str., Van Phuc Hanoi; P.O.Box10
Telephone: +84 24 3845 2908
Fax: +84 24 3846 0856
Working hours of the Consular Office: Mon – Fri, 09:00 – 12:00
Е-mail: [email protected] , [email protected]
Embassy of Myanmar in Belgrade, accredited to Bulgaria
Following the military coup on 1 February 2021, a state of emergency has been imposed throughout Myanmar with a curfew put in place from 20:00 until 04:00 the next morning nationwide.
Bulgarian citizens are advised to refrain from any travel to the country. Bulgarian citizens who are on the territory of Myanmar should limit travel and outings, avoid all protests and places of mass gatherings, and observe the imposed curfew. Internet access may be interrupted.
The political situation remains volatile, uncertain and unpredictable across the country. The anti-military Government of National Unity has declared a ‘defensive war’ against the military junta. In the regions bordering China, Laos, Thailand and Bangladesh, there are armed conflicts between the military and armed ethnic groups; there are areas with unmarked landmines.
There is a high risk of terrorism.
The conditions in health facilities and medical care do not meet the standards in Europe. It is recommended that citizens have full insurance. Before departure, you should check whether the insurance also covers medical emergencies. It is important to read and check all the details of the health and travel insurance. Treatment not covered by insurance can be very expensive and is at the expense of the person affected.
There are sporadic cases of infectious diseases. More information on necessary vaccinations and other health issues can be found on the World Health Organization's websites from HERE and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control from HERE.
Specifics of the local legislation:
Possession or distribution of drugs, as well as sexual offences, can lead to extremely serious sentences, including the death penalty. It is strongly advised not to accept packages or other goods from unknown persons. Luggage must be packed personally and not left unattended. Foreign citizens can be detained for long periods before being charged. Conditions in detention facilities and prisons are harsh.
Customs requirements for Myanmar can be found at https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/MM-Myanmar-customs-currency-airport-tax-regulations-details.htm
Bulgarian citizens should take good care of their passports. It is highly recommended that citizens always carry a photocopy of the passport page with their personal details, visas and stamps.
Individuals should wash their hands frequently, be careful when consuming raw foods and drink only bottled water.
During the rainy season, heavy rains fall between April and October, which can cause flooding and landslides and create health risks. The forecast for strong tropical storms can be monitored at: www.tropicalstormrisk.com.
Parts of Myanmar fall within an earthquake zone.
The local currency is the kyat.
Disruptions to banking services have been reported since the coup; ATMs may not be functioning.
Travel papers and visas
During the pandemic period of Covid-19, citizens should inform themselves under the heading ‘Health requirements when travelling abroad’: https://www.mfa.bg/bg/covid19map/Asia/Myanmar .
The country is served by the Bulgarian Embassy in Hanoi.
Bulgarian identity documents
Applications for passports, Emergency Travel Documents, driving licences and identity cards shall be made in person by the interested citizens. Under Bulgarian legislation, no exceptions to personal appearance at the Embassy are allowed. Citizens should be informed about the possibilities and conditions for submitting an application through the Automated Information System for Electronic Services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from HERE. Please note that in order to receive the ready documents requested through the Automated Information System for Electronic Services, you must appear in person at the Bulgarian embassy you have indicated.
In cases of a damaged, lost, stolen or expired passport, Bulgarian citizens can apply for an Emergency Travel Document (ETD) at an embassy of an EU Member State in Myanmar. The ETD is issued only for the purpose of a single trip to Bulgaria or the country of permanent residence.
Certifications and legalizations
In order to serve before the Bulgarian authorities, the documents issued by the authorities in Myanmar should be certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar and then legalized at the Embassy in Hanoi. To be used before Bulgarian institutions, the documents must be translated into Bulgarian by a certified translator in the Republic of Bulgaria.
All fees for consular services are payable in euros by bank transfer.