Burgas is one of Bulgaria’s largest cities. Although not as popular or well known as areas such as Burgas and Nessebar, it still offers a variety of accommodation, restaurants, bars and casinos. Despite the tourism aspect of Burgas not being as developed as other areas of Bulgaria, it still attracts many visitors each year looking for a more relaxed and cultural break.
Sickholiday.com have dealt with cases of holiday illness in Burgas including reports of symptoms including diarrhoea and vomiting, some visitors have reported low standards of safety and hygiene.
Although tap water in Bulgaria is deemed safe to drink, it can often have an unpleasant taste or appearance. As such Sickholiday.com advise all holiday makers visiting Burgas to drink only bottled water. Poorly maintained swimming pools can also lead to serious stomach illness such as Gastroenteritis as a result of contracting Cryptosporidium.
Whilst staying in Burgas it is important to follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of food poisoning and other holiday illnesses:
- Avoid foods not prepared hygienically.
- Avoid food not stored at the correct temperature.
- Frequently use an alcohol-based hand gel.
- Avoid street food.
- Avoid salads and any uncooked fruits and vegetables (these may have been handled unhygienically)
Suffering from illness on a package holiday to Burgas will obviously affect your health but can also leave holidaymakers out of pocket from costly local medical treatment.
It is your tour operators’ responsibility to make sure you are provided with a safe, clean and hygienic hotel.
If you have fallen ill whilst on a package holiday to Burgas get in touch with a member of our team on 01625 253 020.
We have over 10 years industry experience and we will be happy to help you through the process of claiming back the cost of your holiday plus any additional compensation you may be owed.