Important announcements
To the attention of all passengers
Covid laboratories
To the attention of all passengers
2022-02-01 00:00

We would like to inform passengers and visitors of Sofia Airport that аs of 1 May 2022, parking prices will change at Sofia Airport’s two public car parks in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Details can be found here.

Level B1 of the public car parking at Terminal 2 is temporarily closed. The remaining parking levels are at your disposal. While we apologize for any inconvenience caused, we kindly ask you to observe the parking organization in place.

Keeping a minimum distance of 1.5 meters is mandatory at Sofia Airport buildings. Wearing safety masks is recommended.

As of 1 May 2022 all COVID-19 related travel restrictions are lifted.

Information about travelling to different countries is published on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.

All scheduled flights arriving in the time range 8 pm–8 am will be served only at Terminal 2. This will facilitate faster processing of documents and the passing of passengers. There will be no change for flights landing on schedule before 8:00 at Terminal 1. They will not move to Terminal 2 to avoid the inconvenience of travelers and their meters and greeters. All business flights will be operated at Terminal 1.


Covid laboratories

For the convenience of travelers, COVID-19 testing laboratories have been set up in the public areas of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 to issue the necessary travel health certificates.

The PCR test result is ready within 2 hours and the antigen test within 20 minutes. The services are available not only to arriving and departing passengers, but also to all citizens.



+359 884 884936 – Terminal 1
+359 882 607010 – Terminal 2


+359 876 036577 – Terminal 2


Passengers are not permitted to carry the following articles into security restricted areas and on board an aircraft:


a) Guns, firearms and other devices that discharge projectiles devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury by discharging a projectile, including:

–   firearms of all types,  such as pistols,  revolvers, rifles, shotguns;

–   toy guns, replicas and imitation firearms capable of being mistaken for real weapons; component parts of firearms, excluding telescopic sights;

–   compressed air and CO2 guns,  such as pistols, pellet guns, rifles and ball bearing guns, signal flare pistols and starter pistols;

–   bows, cross bows, arrows, harpoon guns, spear guns, slingshots and catapults.


b) Stunning devicesdevices designed specifically to stun or immobilize, including:

–   devices for shocking, such as stung guns, tasers and stun batons, animal stunners and animal killers

–   disabling and incapacitating chemicals, gases and sprays, such as “mace”, pepper sprays, capsicum sprays, tear gas, acid sprays and animal repellent sprays.


c) Objects with a sharp point or sharp edgeobjects with a sharp point or sharp edge capable of being used to cause serious injury, including:

–   items designed for chopping, such as axes, hatches and cleavers

–  knives with blades of more than 6 cm

–   razor blades, box cutters

–   scissors with blades of more than 6 cm as measured from the fulcrum

–   martial arts equipment with a sharp point or sharp edge

–  swords and sabers


d) Workmen’s toolstools capable of being used either to cause serious injury or to threaten the safety of aircraft, including:

–   drills and drill bits, including cordless portable power drills

–   tools with a blade or a shaft of more than 6 cm capable of use as a weapon, such as screwdrivers and chisels

–   saws, including cordless portable power saws

–   blowtorches, bolt guns and nail guns

–   crowbars


e) Blunt instrumentsobjects capable of being used to cause serious injury when used to hit, including:

–   baseball and softball bats

–   clubs and batons, such as billy clubs, blackjacks and night sticks

–   martial arts equipment


f) Explosives and incendiary substances and devices – explosives and incendiary substances and devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury or to pose a threat to the safety of aircraft, including:

–   ammunition, blasting caps, detonators and fuses

–   replica or imitation explosive devices

–   mines, grenades and other explosive military stores

–   fireworks and other pyrotechnics

– smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges

– dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives



The list is not full. It identifies categories of objects with examples. The final decision in some cases is in verifier rights.