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Bulgaria in the Balkans is not the first place that many UK tourists have at the top of their lists, but it has many hidden treasures that are begging to be explored and a history that no other European country can match. Plovdiv in central Bulgaria is widely considered to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in Europe with people first settling the city as far back as 6000 BC. Sofia, the capital, boasts a similarly impressive history dating back 7,000 years

With such a long history, Bulgaria has been shaped by many different influences over time, the Thracians, ancient Greeks, Scythians, Celts, Romans and Bulgars have all shaped the country that we see today and it is these influences which make it such an interesting country to visit for overseas travellers.

The natural world also plays a major role in Bulgaria’s appeal as a tourist destination, the Danube (Europe’s second longest river) flows along the border of Bulgaria and Romania. The Black Sea runs along the entire length of Bulgaria’s east coast and is home to some wonderful beach resorts such as Varna and Nessebar. Plus there are the Balkan mountains which run from west to east through the entire country, practically bisecting it. The Balkan mountains offer fantastic, low cost ski holidays particularly good for families and those just starting to learn.  

Bulgaria is a wonderfully diverse country and one where you can have a different experience depending upon where and when you travel. However, remember that when you do make your way to the Balkans to take out travel insurance to get the protection for unforeseen issues.

Below is some more information about our products, for which Terms and Conditions apply. Please visit the policy information hub for full details.

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Whilst most trips to Bulgaria are issue free for UK tourists, travel insurance is a must for all trips to protect you against those unforeseen problems such as flight cancellations, lost luggage, medical assistance and more.

The Bulgarian ski season is perfect for beginners and families, but particularly if you’re a little new to the sport you’ll want to make sure your covered with our additional Winter Sports and Ski Insurance, which provides cover for piste closures, equipment theft and delays as well as medical expenses from accidents on the slopes. 

Our Single Trip, Annual and Backpacker policies can help keep you protected whether you’re heading to Bulgaria for any type of trip.

Across our Single Trip and Annual policies, you can choose from our Bronze, Silver or Gold levels of cover. Depending on the level of cover you choose, you’ll be protected for:

  • Cancelling or curtailing your trip
  • Emergency medical and associated expenses
  • Loss of passport*
  • Delayed personal possessions
  • Lost, stolen or damaged personal possessions*
  • Loss of personal money*
  • Personal accident cover
  • Missed departures
  • Delayed departures
  • Personal liability
  • Legal expenses
  • End supplier failure**

*Not available with Bronze level cover.

**Only available with Gold level cover.

You can also purchase add-ons to ensure you’re fully covered for activities you’re taking part in.

With so much to see and do in Bulgaria, repeat trips are a must. If you are planning multiple trips, then our Annual travel insurance could be right for you.
No matter if you’re planning to relax on the beach, take an action packed week on the slopes or take in the culture and history of Plovdiv, our Single Trip travel insurance provides you with cover if you’re taking a trip to Switzerland that lasts for a maximum of 180 days.
Backpacking around Europe is a popular route, so if you’re embarking on the holiday of a lifetime and visiting Bulgaria and other Balkan countries, then our Backpacker insurance is suitable for most travellers.
Many sports and leisure activities are covered on our standard travel insurance policies at no additional premium. We will not be able to provide cover while you take part in riskier sports and leisure activities like kite surfing and rugby. This is only a temporary measure while we make improvements to our website. Please keep an eye on the Allianz Assistance website in the future so you are aware when we are able to offer this additional cover again.
We will no longer be offering travel insurance policies to cover people’s pre-existing medical conditions. This is only a temporary measure while we make improvements to our online booking engine. Please keep an eye on the Allianz Assistance website in the future so you are aware when we are able to offer this additional cover again.
Travel is a great way of seeing the world. With our worldwide travel insurance, you’re covered from the ancient streets of Plovdiv, to the souks of Marrakesh and the beaches of the Maldives.
If you’re planning a business trip to Bulgaria, you can take Allianz Assistance with you. Our cover is designed with professionals in mind, and you can cover the whole team on one policy.