The Minister of interior Mladen Marinov, the chief commissioner Ivaylo Ivanov and the head of General Directorate Border Police chief commissioner Svetlan Kitchikov made an inspection of the working process on the border with Greece due to the intense traffic on the Kulata border crossing point.
The measures were started last Saturday when the head of GDBP made an inspection in order to decide how to optimize the actions of the border policemen.
"We have used the help of the Communication Information Systems Directorate in the Ministry of Interior. We understand that the intense traffic is a problem for the travelers but let’s not forget that the control is due to our national security”, said the Ministry of Interior.
“We will do anything possible to ease the traffic through the border crossing points. More people have joined the border police, some of them will divide the traces – one for Bulgarian and European citizens and the other one – for travelers from third countries”, added Ivaylo Ivanov. “Our colleagues will have mobile devices to help them check couple of vehicles at a time. They will work with buses separately and once they are checked through the mobile devices, the policemen will let them cross the border”, continued the chief commissioner Ivaylo Ivanov and appealed the travelers to bring with them all the documents and give them together to the policeman. “If they are organized, the check is no longer than 10 to 15 seconds – our colleagues are quite experienced and easily recognize the forged documents” – this was the warning of Ivaylo Ivanov. According to him the traffic on the Kulata border crossing point between Bulgaria and Greece has increased with 25% in comparison with 2018. 65% of the travelers brought their children with them.