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Preventive COVID-19 measures at Black Sea airports

17.03.2020

Current Information


Varna Airport is open to travelers only!


In order to ensure a minimum of people at the airport, well-wishers and greeters will not be allowed to enter the terminal. For all issues related to canceled flights, passengers may be informed by contacting the airline concerned.

Orders have come into force


In according to the latest order of the Minister of Health (in Bulgarian) the entry of the citizens of China, Iran, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Spain, Italy, South Korea, France, Germany, the Netherlands, The United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, and Switzerland is temporarily prohibited from 00:00 on March 18, 2020

 

Prevention


Varna Airport and Burgas Airport strictly comply with all recommendations and instructions received from the relevant Bulgarian and world health authorities and fully equipped and ready to  respond to an infectious disease outbreak. Since the beginning of the crisis, Varna Airport and Burgas Airport have been in direct contact with the responsible health authorities, constantly monitoring the situation and has remained mobilized to respond 24/7.

The two Fraport Bulgaria's airports maintain continuous bilateral contact with the competent officials of the RHI Varna, and chair regular meetings with the relevant bodies: Airport Operations Managers, representatives of the Border Police, Customs, Fire Brigade and RHI, establishing a COVID-19 prevention Crisis Committee.

The joint efforts with the competent officials of the Regional Health Inspectorate of Varna and Burgas, and the Varna and Burgas Airport Police Directorate includes registration of all arriving passengers in the border control system and additional collection of information through questionnaires filled out by arriving from risk destinations passengers.

In response to the same order, Terminal 2 Arrivals Hall, prior to the border checkpoint, is equipped with a thermal camera, monitored by specialized RHI teams in line with the flight schedule and the associated risk determined by the country of origin.

Additionally, there is ongoing communication with the airlines served by Varna Airport and Burgas Airport for better control and awareness for both stakeholders. Personal protective equipment is provided for all airport services, as well as other necessary materials, devices, and COVID-19 crisis management tools.

Varna Airport and Burgas Airport responsibly provide and disseminate information and recommendations to staff and passengers traveling through the airport. A number of measures have been taken to address the spread of COVID-19 incl. enhanced cleaning and disinfection regime, regular ventilation and cleaning of premises and vehicles, separation of passengers from arriving flights from high-risk destinations from all others and non-admittance of non-travelers in the airports terminals.

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