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Sofia safe for Arabs?

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Sofia safe for Arabs?

Hello,

I want to ask if Sofia is safe for Arabs, specially Muslims, I'm a muslim lady wearing scarf and planning to travel to Sofia soon for couple of days for tourism, would that cause any issues concerning the recent issues in Europe?

Thanks

Joanna

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1. Re: Sofia safe for Arabs?

Not at all. Women are always respected in Bulgaria and treated equally doesnt matter if they're transsexual, muslim, chinese or whatever. If you were a Muslim man with no moustache and only beard and wore traditional clothes then it would be a problem yeah. Also keep in mind that burqa, khador and nihab are strictly illegal in Bulgaria. You can only cover your hair and better do it with a colourful hijab.

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2. Re: Sofia safe for Arabs?

Thanks a lot

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3. Re: Sofia safe for Arabs?

My response, based on my personal opinion, is that while Bulgaria is generally safe, as a muslim woman you should exercise normal caution. It is not impossible to experience a certain attitude - from stares to perhaps even comments.

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4. Re: Sofia safe for Arabs?

If you are just wearing a scarf...you'll be absolutely fine. Full face covering and full robe are banned throughout Bulgaria.

You'll be accepted and most importantly respected by everyone.

Have a safe and enjoyable trip.

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5. Re: Sofia safe for Arabs?

thanks :)

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