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Emergency numbers

All emergencies: 112

The Bansko Mountain Rescue Emergency Number (Skiing or snowboarding injuries): 88-1474

Hospitals in Bansko

Medical facilities in Bansko are sparse and not well equipped. Often times a serious injury or medical issue will require a trip to the neighboring town of Razlog, or the capital of Sofia.

  • Medical Centre “Blagoveshtenie” — a private medical center in town, but you'll be referred to another hospital if you need a specialist.

  • Tokuda Hospital Sofia — For serious medical emergencies, you will likely need to go to Sofia. This hospital has an international unit and is one of the best-ranked hospitals in the city.


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Is Bansko safe for solo female travelers?

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"I 'lived' in Bansko's Old Town for 3 months, and honestly felt safer there than in my hometown in California. I never felt scared, even when walking home by myself at night. It's a great place for solo female travelers."
Kelsey Frey, writer at Sights Better Seen

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Best travel insurance for Bansko

Travel insurance isn't mandatory, but recommended. 
Choose a plan that offers coverage for Covid-19 and unexpected quarantine.


*this information is taken from the official CDC website

Routine vaccinations should be enough, but consult your doctor for other vaccine recommendations if you want to be sure.

Drinkable tap water?

The tap water is safe to drink in Bankso, though you might notice a slightly odd taste.

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