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22 août 2019 | 09h31 UTC

Bulgaria: Increased security presence reported at airports nationwide August 21

Bulgaria Alerte de sécurité

Authorities implement heightened security measures at airports nationwide following bomb threats August 21

TIMEFRAME expected from 22/8/2019, 12h00 until 29/8/2019, 11h59 (Europe/Sofia). COUNTRY/REGION Sofia Airport (SOF), Plovdiv Airport (PDV), Varna Airport (VAR), Burgas Airport (BOJ)


 Heightened security measures have been reported at Sofia (SOF), Plovdiv (PDV), Varna (VAR), and Burgas (BOJ) airports on Thursday, August 22, following bomb threats sent by email to airport authorities nationwide on Wednesday, August 21.

Police reportedly searched airports for explosive devices unsuccessfully on August 21, as they increased security presence and controls. No flight disruptions were reported as of August 22.

Further increased security measures are expected at the aforementioned airports over the coming days.


Individuals traveling to or from airports in Bulgaria are advised to allow extra time to reach their destinations and follow instructions issued by the local authorities.


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