You can find basic information about the visa regime between the Republic of Bulgaria and all other countries at the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs - http://www.mfa.bg/en/pages/109/index.html.
For those participants, who need a visa, please send us a photocopy of the first page of the foreign travel document at our contact e-mails.
All the following suggested hotels are located in the vicinity of the Plovdiv International Fair.
When booking through the official site of the Championships you will benefit of a dedicated support staff, shuttle from/ to the sports venue, transfers from/ to Sofia Airport, visa and customs assistance.
The age of majority in Bulgaria is 18 years
All participants in an official competition of the FIE who are under the age of majority in the country in which such competition is being held must either:
1) be accompanied by a person who is a parent or guardian of the participant or who has been delegated, on a form valid in the country of the competition, from a parent or guardian of such participant to act on behalf of the participant regarding health-related issues; or
2) have such power of attorney issued to a person who has achieved his/her majority and who will be at the competition site during the competition and has agreed to accept the responsibility delineated in such power.
You can find a proxy form on the site of the competition, and the same must be filled in and notary legalized.
Bulgarian is the official language. But almost everyone speaks English, and some people - German and Russian.
The voltage in Bulgaria is 220-230 V, 50 Hz, like in the rest of Europe.
Currency Exchange – 1 € = 1,95 BGN
The Bulgarian Lev is the basic Bulgarian currency unit. Foreign currencies can be exchanged in banks, exchange offices, etc. Banks and exchange offices are open 8:30 – 16:30 Monday through Friday.
Most banks have ATMs, which operate 24 hours a day (including Sundays and holidays) and you can find ATMs at convenient locations across town.