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Information about travelling in Greece during the upcoming holidays and non-working days

30 April 2013


The Bulgarian Embassy in Greece says that on May 1 2013, declared by the Greek government to be a working day, the Pan-Hellenic Confederation of Workers and the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation intend to conduct 24-hour strikes. Throughout the day, from a minute past midnight to 12am, it is expected that all ports in Greece will not be working.

Bulgarian citizens travelling in this period should avoid the use of maritime transport on the day of the strike and should make timely travel arrangements for an earlier or later day

During the holiday period in Bulgaria from April 30 to May 6 2013, it is expected that traffic through the Kulata-Promachonas border checkpoint will increase because of Bulgarian citizens travelling to Greece and Greek citizens travelling to Bulgaria. Construction work on the Struma motorway is continuing, hampering traffic on the route through the village of Kulata on the E79 international road.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends that Bulgarian citizens planning to travel to Greece, should where possible use other border checkpoints - Ilinden-Eksohi (Gotse Delchev-Drama), the Zlatograd-Xanthi checkpoint, Ivaylovgrad-Kyprinos, and the Kapitan Petko Voivoda (Svilengrad-Ormenion).

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