Bulgaria vaccinations: which ones do you need?

If you plan to travel Bulgaria soon, then it is important to make proper precautions. We recommend certain vaccinations for Bulgaria, although these are not mandatory. Which specific vaccinations you require, is determined by the regions you plan to visit and the duration of your stay in this beautiful South-eastern European country.

The Republic of Bulgaria is located in the eastern part of the Balkans and borders Romania, Greece, Turkey and other countries. In the north, the Danube River forms a natural border with Romania. In the east, the Black Sea is Bulgaria’s natural border. The country has a temperate continental climate with cool winters and warm summers. Bulgaria has something to offer for everyone: active holidaymakers can take hikes through beautiful mountain scenery, whilst sunbathers can indulge themselves on one of the many wonderful beaches at the Black Sea coast, such as Sunny Beach. Also, a visit to Sofia, with its beautiful squares and churches, is well worth the effort. Whatever you do during your holiday in Bulgaria, always keep account of locally prevalent diseases. Our skilled KLM Health Services nurses gladly tell you which specific vaccinations you may need for your trip to Bulgaria and what other precautions you can take for a healthy stay in this exceptional country. Click here to make an appointment (in Dutch) with one of our nurses.

Bulgaria vaccinations: the most common risks

Various (tropical) diseases are prevalent in Bulgaria to which you are likely not resistant. Vaccines can protect you against these. Please view our list of the most common health risks and diseases in Bulgaria and read which specific vaccinations you require.


Vaccination against DTP is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis B

Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.


Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.

Tick-Borne Encephalitis

In this country Tick-borne encephalitisis is (possibly) prevalent. Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.

A healthy trip to Bulgaria: prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Bulgaria as pleasant as possible and avoid unexpected surprises. Below you will find helpful tips and tricks to prepare yourself for your journey.

Our KLM Health Services’ Doctor Connect service allows your to contact a KLM Health Services expert 24/7, either by telephone, text message or WhatsApp. Not only in case of emergency but also if you have doubts. Subscribe to Doctor Connect.

Seemingly innocent things such as food, water and bright sunlight can pose a risk to your health during your travels. Want to know what measures you can take to reduce these health risks? Please read our travel tips.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice (in Dutch) helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The travel advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel. Sometimes there are security risks. If this is the case, please be alert or, preferably only travel to the country concerned if genuinely necessary. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a central telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7. Please call: +31 247 247 247.

Schedule a vaccination for Bulgaria? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online for your Bulgaria vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Bulgaria? Please feel free to contact us and send an email to travelclinic@klm.com. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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