(Screengrab via Bulgarian National Television) For the rest of The Sofia Globe’s continuing coverage of the Covid-19 situation in Bulgaria, please click here. Bulgarian border police were concerned that the situation could worsen at the weekend, when the traffic towards Greece was expected to increase further, BNR said. Arrivals by sea will be allowed as of July 1. Medical staff could be seen taking swabs from people at the border checkpoint Promachonas. Greece reopened its land border with Bulgaria on Monday for European Union tourists after three months of coronavirus lockdown. Stricter health checks have gone into effect at Greece's border with Bulgaria following an increase in tourism-related COVID-19 cases.

Many were reportedly turned back to Bulgaria as they failed to show the required passenger locator form (PLF) with the QR code used to identify random COVID-19 tests upon arrival. Greece-Bulgaria Border. According to CIA world factbook, Greece and Bulgaria share a border which stretches for about 293 miles long. Starting Wednesday, all incoming travelers crossing the border point are required to carry negative new coronavirus test results, issued in the previous 72 hours in … The two countries share strong political, religious, and cultural ties. Land-border arrivals from Bulgaria were open as of June 15 and visitors subject to random testing. Greece reopened its land border with Bulgaria, a route used by thousands of Europeans arriving in Greece by car, on June 17 ending three months of lockdown. Land-border arrivals from North Macedonia and Albania will most likely resume on July 1, while re-evaluation with regards to Turkey will be made by July 1. Travellers from 29 countries will be eligible to travel to Greece for non-essential purposes from June 15, after Hellenic authorities decided to open the borders for several EU and non-EU countries in which the rate of infections has decreased. Greek health authorities will increase testing at the country's borders with Bulgaria and Albania as infections related to tourism from the Balkans have jumped in the past few days, government spokesman Stelios Petsas said on Monday.