Ilinden-Exochi checkpoint at Bulgarian-Greek border opens to car and buses from July 1

The Ilinden-Exochi checkpoint at the border between Bulgaria and Greece will be open for cars and buses from July 1, Blagoevgrad district governor Nikolai Shushkov said on June 25.

He said that it was expected that the Bogorodica-Evzonoi checkpoint at the border between Greece and the Republic of North Macedonia also would be opened.

This is expected to further ease traffic at the Kulata-Promachonas border checkpoint, where long queues of waiting cars have formed in recent weeks.

Separately, Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry said that Bulgarian citizens are now allowed to enter Cyprus without the requirement to submit a negative PCR test or go into mandatory quarantine.

The conditions to enter Cyprus include online registration at, completing and sending to the Cypriot authorities, 48 hours before the scheduled flight, the form available at and receiving a reply by e-mail from the Cypriot authorities confirming permission to enter the country.

(Photo: Edal Anton Lefterov)

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