Travel info

Ruse is very accessible by almost all kinds of transport. You can reach the venue trough:
1. Henri Coanda International Airport, Bucharest, Romania

The closes airport is “Henri Coanda International Airport” located 16,5 km. north from Bucharest center (Romania) – https://www.bucharestairports.ro/en. The distance from Buchares to Ruse is 90 km – click here for map.

Attention! This route crosses a country border. Please, consider this if you need visa to attend the conference!

  1. Sofia International Airport is 323 km away.

Airport information is available at https://www.sofia-airport.bg/en/passengers
Bus travel information can be found at https://www.centralnaavtogara.bg/index.php#b

  1. Varna Airport is 200 km away.

Airport information is available at https://varna-airport.bg/en
Bus travel information can be found at https://autogaravn.com/en

If you are having travel-related questions or if you need us to assist you with your travel – please contact us on the following e-mail: conference@ciees.eu

Visas

No Visas are required for EU citizens. Visas will be required for participants of some countries whose nationals require a visa to enter Bulgarian territory.
Please see the visa requirements to enter Bulgaria at https://www.mfa.bg/en/services-travel/consular-services/travel-bulgaria/visa-bulgaria.

Visa invitation letter

The Conference Organizers will gladly assist you during the Visa application process and provide a visa invitation letter to those delegates who have registered and paid to attend the Conference. Please note the following when applying for a visa invitation letter:
1. Delegates must fully register and pay to be able to apply for a visa invitation letter. The Organizers cannot provide a visa invitation letter to accompanying persons or family if they are not registered to attend the conference.
2. The visa invitation letter will help you during the application for a visa permit to authorities and is NOT intended to substitute this official document and/or process.
3. To request a visa invitation letter, you must provide the following information and send to conference@ciees.eu.

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Institution
  • Position
  • Passport Number
  • Date of Expiry
  • Postal Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Conference Registration Number
  • Paper ID
  • Paper Title

The conference invoice received after completing the registration payment must be attached in your request email. The letter can be issued only after your payment is complete. For more information, please contact conference@ciees.eu. The visa invitation letter needs at least 5 working days to process.

Good to know before travelling

Electricity
Electric power is 230 Volts, 50 Hertz alternating current. Outlets take plugs with two round pins. In any case, please take adaptors for different plug types with you. Please make sure that the electrical devices you will be using (computers, mobile phone chargers, electric shavers, etc.) are suitable for this voltage, otherwise transformers or batteries are advisable.

Local currency
The official currency of Bulgaria is the Lev (BGN). The official exchange rate is 1 EUR to 1.95583 BGN. Banks are open from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 18:00. Exchange offices can be found all around Ruse, and are clearly marked. ATMs are widely available around the city and shops accept major credit cards.

Official language
Official language is Bulgarian.
English is widely spoken.

First Aid
A first aid service will be available at the venue at all times during the conference. Please note, however, no other medical service will be provided. Participants are expected to cover the costs of any medical expenses incurred in Bulgaria. Therefore, it is highly recommended that participants have an insurance policy covering medical expenses in Bulgaria and elsewhere during their travel.
EU citizens should carry the European Health Insurance Card.
Participants requesting an entry visa will also be required to submit proof of medical insurance.