Security Alert

Location:  Bulgaria, countrywide

Event:  During the holiday season, there are ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe, including in Bulgaria. Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by Westerners.

Actions to Take:

  • Exercise additional vigilance at holiday festivals and events, places of worship, and locations with large crowds.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.


State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
American Citizen Services
U.S. Embassy Sofia, Bulgaria
Phone: (2) 937-5100, Fax: (2) 937-5209

Embassy website:

State Department website:

ACS Email:

In an emergency call (2) 937-5101