One in three passengers surprised by the measure
From today, passengers and employees at Sofia Airport must wear masks and keep a minimum distance of 1.5 meters. The measure is compulsory by order of the Sofia Regional Health Inspectorate.
A set of anti-epidemic measures are already being implemented at the airport. Information boards have been placed in front of and inside the terminals, and stickers indicating the required distance are on the floor. Mask and distance requirements are communicated via the audio system every 10 minutes and airport staff periodically remind passengers of their commitments. Disinfectant dispensers are in many areas of the buildings and common areas and restrooms are periodically disinfected, although this is not a mandatory requirement of the health authorities.
One in three passengers on early flights this morning was surprised by the anti-epidemic measures and were given a mask by the staff responsible for passenger comfort at the airport.
Two laboratories continue to operate at the airport and carry out COVID testing, and masks and disinfectants can be found in commercial outlets, the capital’s airport added.