Country Statistics

Total Population: 6,948,445


Estimated migrant population: 102,113


Estimated refugee population (2019): 20,438


Estimated number of undocumented migrants (2019): 5,000 to 10,000


Main migrant populations (2020): Russia, Syria, Turkey


Healthcare rights of migrants and HIV testing and treatment in Bulgaria


Healthcare rights of migrants

Asylum seekers: Are entitled to the same health care rights as nationals. Health insurance is covered by the SAR.


Refugees: Are entitled to the same health care rights as nationals. However, upon receiving refugee status, refugees that are uninsured have to pay for their own medication.


Undocumented migrants: Can access emergency care in return for payment of the full cost


HIV testing and treatment

Testing: Testing is free and anonymous testing for all, when done at the Regional Health Inspectorates in district cities and in the mobile units (NGOs). Use the aidsmap European test finder to see where you can get tested for HIV. 

Treatment: Treatment is covered, except for undocumented persons.

Support Organisations


CLA Voice in Bulgaria: 

Provides free legal aid for vulnerable communities who have been victims of human rights violations

+359 298 107 79

Legal Aid Center - Voice in Bulgaria, 5B Triaditsa Str., Office 226, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria

Service(s): Legal help and representation