Chaos at Bulgaria – Greece Border as People Return from Easter Holidays

Tourism | May 10, 2021, Monday // 10:33|  views

Long lines of vehicles and chaos at the Kulata border checkpoint on the day when thousands of Bulgarians returned from Greece after the Easter holidays. Those who did not have vaccination certificates or had expired the 72-hour period of their PCR test. Had to wait for hours.

Already in the early afternoon, it became clear that returning from Greece would not be smooth. And if people with a vaccine and an unexpired PCR test crossed the border relatively quickly, then for the rest the waiting time turned out to be quite long. The reason - people without vaccines and tests should queue to specify their quarantine addresses in Bulgaria.

"Things are happening very slowly. It's nightmare," commented one of the travelers.

To be entered into the registers of the regional health inspectorate, people waited about two hours. The delay was largely due to a lack of sufficient staff from the border health inspection.

The requirement for a vaccine or negative test surprised a large number of travelers.

"It is not clear what happens to people who have cellular immunity and antibodies. For example, I have immunity, but I have to be quarantined," said another man.

No matter how hard we tried we have not been able to find representatives of our health authorities to comment on the problems at the border.

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Tags: Bulgaria, Greel border, long lines, Easter


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