Summer School


Advanced Aspects of

Theoretical Electrical Engineering











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General information about Bulgaria can be found here:


Information about Sofia:


Air Travel


Sofia Airport information:


Travelling Documents


Travelling to Bulgaria is very easy. The documentation required varies, depending on your nationality. A valid passport

is required for a stay of up to 90 days for all bonafide tourists except citizens of European Union countries, Switzerland,

Iceland, Liechtenstein, Serbia, F.Y.R.O.M. and Norway who may enter Bulgaria with their national identity card provided

it bears a photo. Some non-EU third country nationals require a visa.

The Internet site of the Republic of Bulgaria Ministry of Foreign Affairs for attendants, requiring visas,

embassy information and etc. is:


Letter of Invitation


Delegates requiring a letter of invitation in order to attend the conference may write to the Conference Secretariat

specifying the necessary details. Please note that this procedure aims at assisting the delegates who need to obtain

a visa or permission to attend the conference. It is not an official invitation covering fees and other expenses and does

not imply any financial support.




Bulgaria enjoys a Mediterranean climate.




Bulgarian is the official language. English and Russian are widely spoken. French and German are also spoken within the

tourism Industry.


Currency / Banking Hours / Credit Cards


The currency of the Republic of Bulgaria is the Leva (BGN) with fixed rate with Euro (€) 1,95BGN for 1€. Banking hours

for the public: Monday-Friday 09:00 - 16:30. There are many Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) outside most branches

of banks in all towns and in the main tourist resorts. Hotels, large shops and restaurants normally accept credit cards and

traveller's cheques. Banknotes of major foreign currencies are also acceptable.

Rates of exchange are published daily in the local press and are broadcasted via the media.




It is recommended that participants arrange insurance for medical expenses, loss and accidents occurring during the conference.

The organizers cannot be held responsible for any losses, damages or injuries.


Electric Current - Voltage


The supply in Bulgaria is 220 volts, a.c. 50Hz. Sockets are usually 13 amp, round pin in most buildings.


Chemist Pharmacies / Drug Stores


They stay open during shopping hours. Late night chemists are listed in the daily papers.


Emergency phone


In Bulgaria the emergency phone is 112 as is on all the other EU countries. It's toll free from any phone.