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About the destination

Area: 329,758 sq. km
Time zone: UTC/GMT +8
Population: 30,073,353
State system: federation-constitutional monarchy
Capital: Kuala Lumpur (1.556 million)
Official language: Malay
Other languages ​​spoken: Chinese, Tamil, Iban
Main Religions: Islam (Sunni)
Currency: Ringgit (Malaysian Dollar) (1.00 EUR = 4.4826535 MYR)
Telephone codes: Country code: 0060 – Malaysia international telephone code. Kuala Lumpur Area Code: 0060 3.

Visa regime:
The country is entered with an international passport valid for a minimum of 6 months on the date of entry into Malaysia. Visas are not required to enter Malaysia for all types of passports up to 90 days within six months. Up-to-date information on the vaccines required for Malaysia can be obtained from the National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases at +359 2 944 69 99 / 221. Since June 1, 2011, all land, sea and air border crossings of Malaysia have taken biometric data from foreigners visiting the country. Excluded from this requirement are children under 12 years of age, diplomats, persons without fingers and persons specially exempted by the Malaysian authorities from this obligation.

Customs requirements:
Local currency up to 1,000 Malaysian Ringgit is allowed to be imported into Malaysia. There are no restrictions on the import of foreign currency. Amounts over USD 2,500 must be declared. Euros can easily be exchanged. Goods for personal consumption – up to 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars, 225 grams of tobacco, as well as 1 liter of alcohol – are imported duty-free. Attention! Possession of drugs is punishable by death.
Security and crime:
In general, special care regarding personal safety is recommended in Malaysia. There are cases of armed attacks. For foreign tourists, the situation is relatively good, despite the cases of street robberies. In large tourist centers, it is recommended to pay attention to places with large crowds, as well as bars, discotheques, schools, bazaars, religious sites. It is recommended that the originals of the documents be left in a safe place in the hotel, and only copies of them be carried outside.

Strict adherence to personal hygiene is the main prerequisite for preventing typhus disease, which periodically occurs in certain parts of Malaysia. Healthcare in the capital Kuala Lumpur is at a good level, with a large number of specialized clinics. Dengue fever, for which there is no vaccine yet, has been reported in all parts of Malaysia. Occasional cases of cholera occur.

The Republic of Bulgaria does not have its own embassy in Kuala Lumpur. The Embassy of Bulgaria in Indonesia is accredited for Malaysia.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Indonesia: Address: Jakarta 10310, 34-36, Jalan Imam Bonjol. Phone: +62 21 390 40 48; +62 21 391 31 30. Phone/Fax: +62 21 390 40 49. Working hours: Mon – Fri, 9.30 – 17.00
Emergency number: Police and Ambulance: 999. Tourist Police: + 60 (0) 3-2149 6590

SOURCE: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria.

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