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 Bulgaria - General Info

Time Zone

UTC +2. Summer time UTC +3. April 1 to September 31.

Yachting Essentials

Voltage: 230 V

Frequency: 50 Hz

Note - Outlets are reported as type F, though both type C and F plugs may be encountered.

Money

Lev (plural: leva). Import/export of leva is prohibited.

Communications

International dialing code for Bulgaria is +359.

WiFi access is said to be very good.

rangeRoamer provides short-term cell phone service for international travelers. Buy, Rent, or use your own cell phone.

Diplomatic Missions

For full list of Foreign Embassies in Bulgaria see link
Foreign Embassies in Bulgaria

Emergencies

National Emergency Numbers

Ambulance Tel: 150
Fire/Rescue Tel: 160
Police Tel: 166
BULSAR (Bulgarian Black Sea Search & Rescue) Tel: 088 161
Car Breakdown Service - Sofia Tel: 1286
Car Breakdown Service - outside Sofia Tel: 146
Pharmacy On-Duty Tel: 178

If any inccident occures to crew or boat, immediately report to MRCC Varna on VHF radio channel 16.

Publications

IMRAY AND ADLARD COLES PILOT BOOKS are available at a discounted price for Noonsite.com users via World Cruising Club

The Black Sea
By David Read Barker and Lisa Borre
Publisher: Imray/RCC Pilotage Foundation (1st edn 2012)
ISBN: 9781846234125
Available from www.rccpf.org.uk with May 2015 supplements
The latest and very comprehensive guide to all the countries bordering the Black Sea.

Mediterranean Almanac 2015/16
By Lucinda Heikell with Rod Heikell
Published by Imray (December 2014)
2016 supplement available from Imray
ISBN – 9781846235986
See this Noonsite review.

Cruising Bulgaria and Romania
By Nicky Allardice
Published by Imray (1st edn Aug 2006 / updates to 2016)
ISBN: 9780852889107
It is full of useful information about the towns and ports along the Danube River and the Black Sea Coast as well as excellent navigation information.

The Danube Delta
By Guido Cattaneo
Published by Imray (2010)
ISBN: 9788887297546
Covers the Danube Delta and its channels in Romania and the Ukraine.

The best charts for the Black Sea are Turkish and can be bought in Istanbul.

Official Tourist Site

Travelling Accross the Bulgarian Zone of the Danube

SY Gyatso Log Book - Around the Black Sea
http://www.gyatso.net/the-black-sea/
In 2010, SY Gyatso circumnavigated the Black Sea, visiting five of the six countries beginning in Turkey and continuing in a counterclockwise direction to Georgia, Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria before returning to Turkey again.

Update History

November 2017: Formalities checked and updated.
February 2016: Publications & Links checked and updated.
November 2015: Formalities checked.
April 2015: Publications checked.
August 2013: Formalities checked/updated.

Noonsite welcomes information and updates especially regarding clearance, customs and immigration procedures from cruisers visiting this country.
Please Email Noonsite with any new information, updates or corrections. Even just a short email confirming that the current data is accurate would be most helpful.

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