Bulgarian Interior Ministry warns of possible problems at border checkpoints because of IT glitch

The IT systems serving border checkpoints and traffic police have a “technical problem” which could lead to problems in the process of crossing borders and possible queues, Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry said on September 2.

The warning, in an Interior Ministry statement, came as Bulgarians headed off on a four-day long weekend from September 3 until September 6, Unification Day.

Hundreds of thousands of vehicles are expected to be exiting Sofia and other major cities, with many Bulgarians heading for the border with Greece to take advantage of the late-summer long weekend.

The Interior Ministry said that specialists were working to rectify the problem, which could not only cause problems at border checkpoints but also at traffic police offices.

Steps were being taken at border checkpoints to ease the passage of European Union citizens, Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry said.

  • Update: In the early afternoon, the Interior Ministry said that specialists had resolved the problem. The ministry apologised to the public for any inconvenience. Meanwhile, media reports on September 2 said that a heavy build-up of vehicles had developed at border checkpoints.

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