According to local media reports, the Bulgarian ski resort of Bansko was put into a state of blockade after a British tourist infected three Bulgarian citizens with coronavirus.
Earlier this week, a nine-year-old Briton would test positive for the virus during a ski vacation and the family would be quarantined.
It is unclear whether expelled British passengers were associated with the family, but several passengers seemed to believe it.
There are currently 96 confirmed cases in Bulgaria. According to the latest travel tips in Bulgaria provided by the United Kingdom’s Office of Foreign and Commonwealth (FCO) “all trips, except the essential ones, to Bulgaria” are not recommended.
This follows “the Bulgarian government’s decision to declare a state of emergency by introducing rigorous measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19),” explained the FCO.
They added: “We recommend to British citizens who wish to leave the country to make arrangements to do so as soon as possible.
“The Bulgarian government has introduced a series of measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).