Preventive COVID-19 measures at Black Sea airports

Current information


Varna Airport and Burgas Airport are 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

Pursuant to Order № RD-01-597 / 16.07.2021 (Amended with Order РД-01-623/23.07.2021) of the Minister of Health, the following temporary anti-epidemic measures are introduced regarding the entry of persons arriving from other countries on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria, as of July 19, 2021 to July 31, 2021, according to the color zones in which the specific country falls:


Green area: Republic of Austria, Federal Republic of Germany, Republic of Estonia, Iceland,Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Poland, Slovak Republic, Hungary, Republic of Finland,Republic of Croatia, Kingdom of Denmark, Italian  Republic, Republic of Slovenia, FrenchRepublic, Kingdom of Norway, Republic of San Marino, Vatican City State, Swiss Confederation and the Czech Republic.

Orange area: All countries outside the green and red zone.

Red zone: Republic of India, People's Republic of Bangladesh, Federal Democratic Republic ofNepal, Myanmar, Kingdom of Bhutan, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Republicof Maldives, Republic of South Africa, Republic of Botswana, United Republic of Tanzania,Republic of Seychelles, Republic of Seychelles, Republic of Namibia, Republic of Zambia,Republic of Tunisia, Sultanate of Oman, Malaysia, Turkmenistan, Republic of Tajikistan,Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Republic of Colombia, Republic of Chile, Eastern Republic ofUruguay, Republic of Argentina, Federative Republic of Brazil, Republic of Paraguay,Multinational State of Bolivia, Republic of Peru, Republic of Suriname, Republic of Panama,Republic of Costa Rica, Republic of Guatemala, Belize, Republic of El Salvador, Republic ofCuba and Dominican Republic, Republic of Cyprus, United Kingdom of Great Britain andNorthern Ireland, the Kingdom of Spain, Fiji, the Emirate of Kuwait, the Republic of Malta,the Principality of Andorra, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Georgia.

 

Countries with which the Republic of Bulgaria has reached an agreement onfree passage on a reciprocal basis (without the need to present a valid EU digital COVID certificate for vaccination, disease or testing): Romania


Countries for which there is information about a significant negative change in the epidemic situation and the application of specific anti-epidemic measures for those arriving from them:
Russian Federation, Portuguese Republic and Islamic Republic of Pakistan - arrivals are admitted to the territory of the country upon presentation of a valid EU digital COVID test certificate or similar document showing a negative result from a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19 conducted up to 72 hours before entry into the country, as from the date of the testing entered in the document.


Green Zone - persons arriving from a country in the Green Zone are admitted to the territory of the country upon presentation of a valid EU digital COVID certificate for vaccination, disease or testing, or a similar document containing the same data as the EU digital COVID certificate.
All persons arriving from a green zone country who do not present one of the documents described above shall be quarantined for a period of 10 days.
Orange zone - persons arriving from a country in the Green Zone are admitted to the territory of the country ONLY upon presentation of a valid EU digital COVID certificate for vaccination, disease or testing, or a similar document containing the same data as the EU digital COVID certificate.
Only Bulgarian citizens and persons with the status of permanent, long-term or long-term residence on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria and their family members arriving from an orange zone country who do not present one of the documents described above are placed under quarantine for a period of 10 days.

Red zone - only Bulgarian citizens and persons with the status of permanent, long-term or long-term residence on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria and members of their families, as well as others described in detail in the Order are allowed on the territory of the country.

Children under the age of 12 arriving from the green and orange zone are admitted without the need to present a valid EU digital COVID certificate for vaccination, illness or testing.


Exceptions to the measures that can be found in the Order are allowed.


Prevention

Varna Airport and Burgas Airport are the 1st Bulgarian airports granted ACI Airport Health Accreditation. Read more here.


All high-contact surfaces at Varna Airport and Burgas Airport are treated with the patented nano product Liquid Guard® which formed an invisible protective layer and provide lasting antimicrobial and antiviral protection. Read more here about it.


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
  • Reginal Health Inspectorate (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.