Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry Issues Greece Travel AdvisoryDiplomacy | May 5, 2010, Wednesday // 18:17| views
Protesters shout slogans in front of the Greek Parliament during the Wednesday demonstration in Athens. Photo by BGNES
Bulgaria's Foreign Affairs Ministry issued a travel advisory Wednesday warning Bulgarians to avoid trips to neighboring Greece.
The Ministry says areas to be avoided particularly include central areas and the cities of Athens and Thessaloníki and reminds about the cancellations of international and local flights, trains and public transportation.
Greece is paralyzed by the largest wave of protest rallies the country has ever seen over spending cuts and tax hike planned in return for a EUR 110 B bail-out for Greece. World media report violence in Athens and at least three fatalities after protesters set fire to a bank.
The travel advisory comes just one day ahead of the four-day weekend for Bulgarians over the traditional holiday known as the Day of St. George and Day of the Bulgarian Army. Greece is a traditional destination for Bulgarians during the months of April and May.
All border cross points between Bulgaria and Greece are opened for cars and buses and function normally, the Bulgarian authorities report.
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