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Bulgaria vignette?

Hi all,

Does anyone know whether motorcycles need a vignette in Bulgaria or not??

I've tried googling and only found similar info to when I was entering Romania - a blank statement saying every vehicle needs a sticker. When I came to Romania the border people suggested I didnt need one which was true, but led to a nervy first couple of days here riding under radar stations wondering if I was accruing fines or not!

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In 2009 when we went through Bulgaria we didn't have a vignette. In fact there were no signs to mention anything of the sort on the small border crossing with Greece. We were never stopped and nobody ever asked and we never received any fines... don't ask don't tell.

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Bulgaria yes, Romania no. Get it at the border, costs about 4 euros. Was there a few months ago.
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For motorcycles you don't need one!
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Hi, thanks all, those responses so far match google - didn't ask - yes and no

For 4 Euros I guess its not really an issue and probably worth taking as a souvenir

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I'll check my touring pockets when I get home, I know I have a vignette from one of the two, I thought it was BG but it might have been RO
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only Cars

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I've checked my receipts from the last trip - the vignette was in roman alphabet rather than cyrillic so it was for Romania - no Vignette for BG
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I've checked my receipts from the last trip - the vignette was in roman alphabet rather than cyrillic so it was for Romania - no Vignette for BG
A vignette is not needed for motorcycles in Romania
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I confirm the above information. Vignette for motorcycles is not needed in Romania.

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All good advice, having just travelled through both Romania and Bulgaria without a visa for either, it seems all quite straightforward... bikes don't need one!
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Last year, right after the Serbia-Bulgaria border, I approached the office where they sold the vignette, and after seeing I had a helmet in my hand, the Bulgarian officer at the window told me: "Have a good trip, you don't need a vignette, it's only for cars".
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No vignette, but tax, I think I paid €6 - don't know for how long that lasts.

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Just traveled through both of them:

For Romania and Bulgaria you DONT need a vignette if riding a motorbike !! It's only for CARS !!
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For Romania and Bulgaria you DONT need a vignette if riding a motorbike !! It's only for CARS !!

Correct, but for Bulgaria you need to pay tax... and after looking at it again; it's a "compulsory medical insurance" . Which is 11.64 lei for 7 days... I was longer than 7 days there....


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