10km queue at the Greek-Bulgarian border

10km queue at the Greek-Bulgarian border
10km queue at the Greek-Bulgarian border
*Image Credit: Vlasis Gitopoulos

After Greece eased coronavirus restrictions to salvage the vital summer tourist season, hundreds of trucks and cars from Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia have waited in long queues at the border with Greece since Monday, Reuters reported.

At the Kulata-Promachonas border crossing (between Bulgaria and Greece) on Wednesday, a line of cars stretched back more than 10 km, while the queue for trucks was over 15 km long.

"People are angry, because the queues are scary. We are travelling with two kids. We had no idea it would be such a nightmare," Bulgarian public radio BNR quoted a woman in the queue of cars as saying.

On Monday, Greece reopened its land border with Bulgaria for European Union tourists after three months of lockdown to curb the spread of the novel virus.

According to newsit.gr, police at the border note that every effort is being made to ensure a smooth flow of traffic, while adhering to measures. They estimate that car traffic will remain high throughout the week and will likely peak during the weekend.

*Source: Reuters