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

According to Order № RD-01-105/ 16.02.2021 of the Minister of Health, as of February 17, 2021 to April 30, 2021, the entry into the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria IS ALLOWED for Bulgarian nationals, nationals of Member States of the European Union (EU), Schengen Parties (including the Republic of San Marino, the Principality of  Andorra, the Principality of Monaco and the Vatican City State) and members of their families (including persons in de facto cohabitation with them); citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Union of Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Rwanda, the Republic of Korea, the Kingdom of Thailand, the Republic of Tunisia, the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, the United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, the Republic of Northern Macedonia, the Republic of Serbia, the Republic of Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, the Republic of Moldova, the State of Israel, the State of Kuwait, the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Turkey; the persons with the status of permanent, long-term or continous residence on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria and the members of their families; persons holding a Bulgarian long-term type D visa as well as persons holding a residence permit in a Member State of the European Union or in a Schengen country (including the Republic of San Marino, the Principality of Andorra, the Principality of Monaco and the City State Vatican) and members of their families.

 

Transit is allowed only in cases where immediate departure from the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria can be guaranteed.


All persons who are allowed to enter the country (read the list of countries above) shall be admitted to the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria upon submission of a document showing a negative result of a study conducted up to 72 hours before entering the country by the method of polymerase chain reaction for the detection of COVID-19 as of the date of the conducted research, entered in the document.

 

Bulgarian citizens and persons with permanent, long-term or long-term residence on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria and the members of their families who are obliged but do not present a document showing a negative result from a polymerase chain reaction test performed up to 72 hours before entering the country for proving COVID-19 are placed under quarantine for a period of 10 days in the home or other place of accommodation in which the person has indicated that he will reside.


The director of the relevant regional health inspectorate may cancel the issued prescription for placing under quarantine of the persons, upon presentation of a document showing a negative result of conducted up to 24 hours from entry into country study by the polymerase chain reaction method for the detection of COVID19. The prescription shall be revoked within 24 hours from the presentation of the document showing negative result of the study conducted by the method of polymerase chain reaction to demonstrate COVID-19.


Prevention


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.