Smoking at Varna Airport (VAR)

Airport Rating


Before Security Smoking

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside the terminals.

After Security Smoking

Update from Manfred H., August 2022:  Hi an update to VAR Varna Airport in Bulgaria... there is a quite huge outdoor terrace after security on the right side of the terminal building. No need to purchase anything, several seating.

There is only one departure area and all gates are freely accessible. There is a bar/cafe at each end of the terminal (less than 5 mins walk from any gate). Both Are open air and allow smoking. I have never been challenged when smoking in these areas with or without purchasing a drink. There is seating for approx. 75 people at each. Feedback from Simon H. on the the 23rd Aug 2018.

Reports suggest that there is an outdoor smoking area after security, possibly at the Sky and Vodka bar. You can sit if you buy a drink, otherwise its standing room only. Confirmation would be appreciated.

For connecting flights you may need to enter Bulgaria and smoke outside the terminal then go through Security again for your flight.

Photo of outdoor smoking area, after security, provided by Arthur on the 5th Aug 2017.

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