Bulgaria (Republic of)

History of Relations | Diplomatic Representation | Travel Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info | Currency Info | Trade Info | Visits and Meetings | Agreements | Interest Groups/ Organisations

History of Relations

Interest Offices between South Africa and Bulgaria were opened initially in November 1990 and full diplomatic relations was established on 2 February 1992.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Bulgaria

H E Mr E T Thage
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

The consular jurisdiction servicing Serbia will be moved from the South African Embassy in Athens, Greece to the South African Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria, with effect from 02 February 2015. The South African Ambassador in Athens, Greece, Her Excellence, Ms B R Sisulu, still remains accredited to Serbia as a non-resident Ambassador.

South African Embassy

Bulgaria Representation in South Africa

H E Ms M P Tzotzorkova-Kaymaktchieva
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

For more information contact the Bulgarian Embassy in Pretoria or visit the website of Travel Bulgaria.

Health Requirements

No official requirements – travellers are nevertheless advised to double check requirements and recommendations with the local Department of Health before departure.

For further information go to Travellers' Health.

Climate Info

The climate is moderate continental, mild and suitable for travel during any season. January is the coldest month with an average temperature around 0 °C. Summer temperatures rarely exceeds 26 °C.

For up-to-date weather information click here.

Currency Info

Lev (1 Lev = 100 stotinki), Money is freely exchangeable at banks and licensed foreign-exchange offices.

For current exchange rates click here.

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

No information

Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at 012 351 1000.

Trade Statistics

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Bulgaria, visit the website of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.

Interest Groups and Information

No information

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