Q.HOW TO REACH BULGARIA?

By plane:
There are four international airports: Sofia, Varna, Bourgas, and Plovdiv. There are a lot of charter and last-minute flight offers to Varna or Bourgas leaving from Western Europe (especially Germany and Great Britain).

By bus:
The Central Bus Station, Sofia (Centralna Avtogara/Централна автогара) [12] is located near the city center. The website gives a listing of all domestic and international departure & arrival times and costs. Bear in mind that there are three other bus stations for minor destinations. 
Many Bulgarian and International bus operators maintain scheduled lines covering all major domestic and European cities, like many cities in Greece and Macedonia, Istanbul, twice a day to/ from Vienna, and several times a week to different cities of Western Europe.
Website of the Central Bus Station:
http://www.centralnaavtogara.bg/cbs/home.nsf/vPagesLookup/home~en?OpenDocument


By train:
International trains provide a large number of routes to Bulgaria, notably Sofia and Varna, arriving from such places as Kiev, Istanbul, Vienna, and other common cities. 
To check for train connections from your city to Pleven, please open the following link: http://www.bahn.de/international/view/en/index.shtml
All train services in Bulgaria are run by Bulgarian Railway Services (http://www.bdz.bg ).


By car: 
If you want to reach Bulgaria from Western Europe by car, you either can take a ferry from Italy to Greece, or you will have to pass through either Serbia (make sure you took a green card from your national insurance company) or Romania. 
Travelling from Greece you have to go from Thessaloniki towards Serres and then to Promahonas. 
In Bulgaria you have to pay road tax at the border (around 5 euros for 7 days). You will get a special sticker that you have to place on your car. There are no tolls on Bulgarian roads. 
Besides the sticker, you may need to pay the Bulgarian authorities health insurance (2 euros per person for 3 days, slightly more for more days). Make sure you get a receipt! Expect long queues on certain days.

Q.DO ANY LOW COST FLIGHTS COME TO BULGARIA?
Yes. They are as follows:
1. Wizz air (www.wizzair.com)
2. Ryanair (https://www.ryanair.com) 
3. Easyjet (http://www.easyjet.com/)

Q.HOW TO REACH PLEVEN?
When taking taxi from the Sofia Airport to the Bus Station, make sure to use the “Okay” taxi services only (02/9732121). Approximate cost is 12-15 lv.
The easiest and most reasonable way of reaching Pleven is to catch a direct bus to the city from Central Sofia Bus Station. The last bus leaving for Pleven is at 6.30 p.m. The cost is about 13 lv and it takes 2.30 hours traveling. You may take taxi from Pleven Bus Station to Medical University. Recommended taxi companies are “Orion” (064/835454), “Svetlina” (064/8989), “Express-taxi” (064/8811).

Q.DO YOU REQUIRE A VISA?
Please refer to the Visa section of the website.

Q.CAN I GET AN INVITATION LETTER?
Yes, if you need an invitation letter, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  1. WHEN CAN I SUBMIT THE ABSTRACT?
    Abstract submission is open until 30th August 2017.

Q.IS ACCOMODATION PROVIDED?
The Registration Fee does not include accommodation fee. You are advised to fill in the accommodation part in the Registration Form that will allow you to use preferential hotel fees. We may arrange a single bed for you. More information is provided in the Accommodation chapter of the website.

Q.CAN I CHOOSE WITH WHOM TO STAY AT THE HOTEL DURING THE CONFERENCE?
Yes. You will be asked to inform us about your accommodation preference as indicated in the Registration form.

Q.HOW MANY ORAL PRESENTATIONS AND/OR POSTER A PARTICIPANT CAN PRESENT?
One active participant can present only one poster or oral presentation in each section and will be certified as author. Maximum of 2 active participants can be presenting authors on a poster or oral presentation. Active participant, co-authors in the presentations, who are not presenting authors, will be certified as co-authors.

  1. WHAT IS THE APPROXIMATE COST OF LIVING PER DAY IN PLEVEN?
    The currency used is BG Leva and 1Euro = 1.95 lv. The approximate cost of a loaf of bread is 1 lv, can of beer (300 ml) – 2 lv. (approx.), bottle of Coca Cola (330ml) – 1.40 lv, sandwich (chicken filled) – 2.50 lv., 1 L mineral water – 0.80 lv.

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