Preventive COVID-19 measures at Black Sea airports
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
According to Order № RD-01-372/30.06.2020 of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Bulgaria, the entry into the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria is allowed for the citizens of Member States of the European Union (EU), United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and countries of the Schengen Agreement (Republic of San Marino, the Principality of Andorra, the Principality of Monaco and the Vatican City State), Republic of Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, as well as the members of the families of Bulgarian citizens and the persons who are in actual cohabitation with a Bulgarian citizen, the persons of the status of permanent, long-term or long-term residence on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria and the members of their families, as well as persons who have a residence permit in a Member State of the European Union, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, or in a Schengen country (including the Republic of San Marino, the Principality of Andorra, the Principality of Monaco and the Vatican City State) and their members families.
According to Order № RD-01-372/30.06.2020 of the Minister of Health, Article 5, all persons entering the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria from The Kingdom of Sweden, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Portuguese Republic, and of all third countries except the Republic of Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Iceland, the Kingdom of Norway, Switzerland, the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Republic of San Marino, the Principality of San Marino, The Principality of Monaco and the Vatican City State, shall be quarantined for a period of 14 days in the home or other accommodation where the person has indicated that he will reside, with a prescription issued by the director of the respective regional health inspection or an official authorized by him.
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.