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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - Augustine of Hippo
One of the main reasons for people from around the world to seek second citizenship, in general, is their desire to travel visa-free to as many countries as possible. It is not a secret that applying for entry visa can be a horrifying experience, especially intimidating for those who travel frequently, or have international meetings with deadlines on the agenda.
It is well known, that the Bulgarian passport is one of the most powerful travel documents in the world. For comparison, the highest number of countries one can visit currently is with German passport. Namely, about 160 states around the world will let a German citizen without entry visa to their soil. Bulgarian citizen can currently travel to about 150 countries worldwide visa-free. Its worth noting that even these 10 (approximately) countries that allow free entry to German passport holders while requiring entry visa from Bulgarian nationals, are one of the least visited by Europeans anyway. Among these countries are Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Guyana, Mongolia, Namibia, etc. The difference between the number one passport in the world (the German passport) and the Bulgarian one, being already tiny, is set to shrink even further, based on the fact that the EU is applying Regulation 1289/2013 with the aim to apply full visa reciprocity mechanism for the EU member states. In other words, the EU institutions are aiming to achieve completely visa free travel for citizens of all (EU) Member States to every non EU country whose citizens can travel visa-free to the EU.
Visa-free travel with Bulgarian passport is of great importance to everyone. Being cruise passenger, who can’t simply otherwise fit in the group of other travelers from EU countries who can go freely onshore, or business people on the go who can’t plan months ahead their business meetings around the world. For more information, be sure to read about the other benefits and the procedure on how to obtain Bulgarian Citizenship by Investment.