Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Sofia, Bulgaria

Location:  Bulgaria 

Event:  Alert – Limited consular services and COVID-19 advice

Consular services:  U.S. Embassy Sofia has no higher priority than the safety and security of U.S. citizens in Bulgaria.  To protect our U.S. citizens as well as our Embassy staff, the U.S. Embassy will provide only emergency consular services until further notice due to the current COVID-19 situation.  The U.S. Embassy Sofia will provide emergency American Citizen Services, including emergency passport and emergency Consular Report of Birth Abroad services, and very limited visa services. 

U.S. citizens needing assistance should contact the Embassy by email at or by phone at+359-2-937-5100 during normal business hours.  For after-hours emergencies (that is, the arrest, death, or danger to the safety and security of U.S. citizens), please call +359-2-937-5101.

COVID-19 advice: As hospitals accommodate a heavy burden of COVID-19 patients, individuals seeking medical care may encounter delays or require transport to alternate facilities.  Please continue taking precautionary measures of social distancing, wearing masks, and avoiding unnecessary travel.  You should consult available medical resources at the first signs of illness.  Only purchase medications for treatment of COVID-19 under the advice of a medical professional.  Please do not excessively accumulate medicines.  For continuing information from the Government of Bulgaria, check the Ministry of Health website

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