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Advisory for Indian nationals in Bulgaria and North Macedonia in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on: March 16, 2020 | Back | Print

Embassy of India



Advisory for Indian nationals in Bulgaria and North Macedonia in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and declaration of a state of emergency by the Government of Bulgaria

  1. In view of the spread of COVID-19 in Bulgaria and North Macedonia, the Embassy of India, Sofia is monitoring the situation and is in touch with authorities in the two countries.
  2. All Indian nationals in Bulgaria and North Macedonia are advised to follow advisories and guidelines issued by the respective Governments and local municipalities on the subject.
  3. The Embassy of India in Sofia remains open and can be contacted on at the following numbers and emails:

General Nos.
(Office Hours)

+359  2 963 5675/76/77

Emergency No.
(after office hours)

 Mr. Ankit Kanwat :+359  876 886 165


  1. Please note that consular services remain open only for emergency services by appointment.  While routine consular services would continue through postal services, physical submission of documents etc. has been temporarily discontinued.
  2. While travel to India by Indian citizens remains open, it may be noted that such travellers may be subject to quarantine for a minimum period of 14 days at transit points or upon their arrival in India and so must check the latest travel advisories before embarking on their journey.
  3. For those Indian citizens wishing to return to Bulgaria or North Macedonia, please follow the respective Government’s travel advisories ( & (
  4. For India related queries, travel advisories issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare( the Bureau of Immigration ( may be checked.
  5. In case of any health related emergency the Situation Center Directorate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bulgaria may be contacted at the following numbers and email:

Telephone No.

+359 2 948 24 04
+ 359 2 971 38 56


  1. All classes in the Embassy, including Yoga, Hindi and Sanskrit remain suspended till further notice.
  2. All Indian nationals are once again strongly advised to register online ( on the Embassy website.
  3. Please follow our website ( and social media for regular updates.  The details are -  Facebook page ( and Twitter account ( @IndiaInBulgaria)