Sunday, July 5, 2015

Bulgaria tells holidaymakers heading for Greece to take cash, have full petrol tanks

Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry has made seven recommendations to the country’s holidaymakers heading to Greece, including to fill their tanks with fuel in Bulgaria and to have enough cash.

Against a background of Greece’s economic and financial crisis and the capital controls imposed by the government in Athens, Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry said that Bulgarians crossing into northern Greece should fill their tanks on the Bulgarian side of the border.

Doing to would avert the risk of running into difficulties right at the start of their holidays, looking for fuel at petrol station or waiting in long queues in some resort areas. Fuel stations in Greece currently were only accepting cash payments, the ministry said.

The ministry advised against carrying cans of petrol into Greece, because this was illegal in that country, which had specific regulations on the storage of fuels, “and could lead to real problems in checks by Greek police and supervisory bodies, especially during the summer fire season”.

Bulgarians should be sure that they had enough cash and to be careful about protecting it, given the increased number of thefts in resorts. Holidaymakers should make use of the safes available in most hotels in Halkidiki and other tourist spots, the Foreign Ministry said...


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