Last update 18 March 2020Diplomatic 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
Diplomatic passport: visa not required
Official passport: visa not required
Kingdom of Swaziland
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have an embassy in the capital Mbabane. Bulgarian nationals residing for a short or longer period of time in Swaziland can contact on consular issues the embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Pretoria, South Africa.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Pretoria, South Africa
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 number: +27 79 893 7336 - for extraordinary and urgent situations out of office hours, on weekends and holidays.
Office hours: Mon - Fri, 09.00 am - 12.00 pm
E-mail: [email protected]
The embassy of Swaziland in London, UK is accredited for Bulgaria.
High Commission of the Kingdom of Swaziland 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]
It is recommended to have dollars or euro, checks or credit cards.
Crime and security
Travelers are recommended to pay special attention to their personal security.
Travelling at night should be avoided.
It is recommended to have a copy of an id document and not much cash.
There is a high level of criminality, robberies and thefts.
In Swaziland homosexuality is prohibited and is subject to prosecution by law.
In Swaziland onecan import unlimited amount of local and foreign currency.
Goods for personal use are exempt of duty tax, including 400 pieces of cigarettes, 50 cigars, 250g of tobacco and 0,75 l alcohol.
No restrictions on export of goods and currency from the country.
When travelling by car, upon entry into the country a valid motor insurance has to be submitted at the border. Bulgarian driving license is valid only with an international driving license.
Be extra careful when driving at night.
Traffic on the roads is on the left side.
Low level of healthcare. Be careful when eating fruits and vegetables. Water can be used boiled only.
Travel documents and visas
Entry into the country is with ordinary international passport valid for at least 6 months of the date of entry.
Specific immunizations are not required.
Updated information on the necessary vaccines for Swaziland can be obtained from the National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Telephone: +359 2 944 69 99221.
Bulgarian nationals travelling to Swaziland (holders of ordinary, official or diplomatic passports) need a visa, which they can obtain at the embassy of Swaziland in London.
Consumption of more liquid substances and low-fat foods is essential as is avoiding of alcohol beverages.
In extreme situations – in case of damaged, lost or stolen passport, Bulgarian nationals can apply for an Emergency Travel Document at the Embassy of any EU Member State in Swaziland.
Certification and Legalisation
Swazilandis a party to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation of Foreign Public Documents.
In order to be valid in Bulgaria and recognised by the Bulgarian institutions, all documents issued by the authorities of Swaziland to Bulgarian nationals have to bear an Apostille of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Swaziland.
Thus compiled, documents have to be translated into Bulgarian by an authorized translation agency in Bulgaria and the translations have to be legalized by Certification and Legalisation Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.