Transport and travel

Restrictions on your movement

If you're a registered asylum-seeker in Bulgaria, you could get detained just for traveling too far from your center.

That's because in September 2017, Bulgaria restricted registered asylum-seekers' freedom of movement.

Bulgaria said it made the new rule to keep a closer eye on registered asylum-seekers and stop them from leaving the country without permission.

Restrictions on your movement

If you're a registered asylum-seeker in Bulgaria, you could get detained just for traveling too far from your center.

That's because in September 2017, Bulgaria restricted registered asylum-seekers' freedom of movement.

Bulgaria said it made the new rule to keep a closer eye on registered asylum-seekers and stop them from leaving the country without permission.

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Transportation

Transportation outside Sofia

In the State Agency for Refugees centers outside Sofia (such as Harmanli, Pastrogor, or Banya), almost everything is within walking distance.

To travel between towns and cities, use buses and trains. For more information on routes and schedules, visit Avtogari.info (only in Bulgarian). For train schedules, you can also visit the BDZ Passenger services website.