Media can apply online for accreditation for the 2019 World Cup at http://www.worldrowing.com/mediacenter/using the application form in the media section.
EU citizens and citizens of Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein do not need a visa to enter Bulgaria.
Full list of countries whose citizens, holders of ordinary passports require/do not require visas to enter Bulgaria can be found here.
We recommend that visa requests are made well in advance (at least two months before arrival) to ensure there is enough time to process your request.
For more information about obtaining a VISA for Bulgaria, please visit the following website: www.mfa.bg.
The PLOVDIV REGATTA VENUE IS SITUATED WITHIN THE CITY, adjacent to the Maritsa River, making it easy to be reached by rail and road. Public transport services operate throughout the whole year.
Plovdiv is close to two international airports.
- Sofia International Airport: 90 minutes by car (120 km).
The Sofia airport is in close proximity to highway A1/E80 that leads directly to Plovdiv.
- Plovdiv International Airport: 15 minutes by car (12 km)
The Plovdiv Airport is a relatively a small airport with charter flights to Tel Aviv (IL) and Copenhagen (DK) as well as regular flights to London-Stansted (UK), Frankfurt-Hahn (DE) and Milan-Bergamo (IT) operated by RYANAIR.
Plovdiv can be reached by taking highway A1/E80 from Sofia. The distance is 120 km or about 90 minutes driving time.
It also lies on The European Transport Corridors No IV - Dresden - Prague - Bratislava - Gyor - Budapest - Arad - Kraiowa - Sofia – PLOVDIV – Istanbul with a diversion connecting Sofia - Kulata - Thessaloniki and No VIII - Duras-Tirana-Kaftan/Kafasan-Skopje-Deve Bair-Gueshevo-Sofia– PLOVDIV – Burgas-(Varna).
There is public transport from the regatta venue to the city centre and back via busses 10 and 17. The buss stop is located on the crossroad before the spectator entrance to the venue.
BY TRAIN/BY BUS
Plovdiv can be reached by TRAIN from Sofia in about 3 hours, but due to the relatively low quality of the Bulgarian train services – the OC DOES NOT RECOMMEND this option to be used by athletes and spectators.
There is an hourly BUS SERVICE from the Sofia Central Bus Station to Plovdiv. The trip takes about 2.30 hours.
Information by telephone:
- Katya Kozhuharova Phone +359 32908921, M +359 894321362
RATES FOR MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA
VAT and visitor tax are included in the rates.
Transfer from/to Sofia International Airport and Shuttle Bus Service within Plovdiv during the official operation of the transport service are included in the price.
Refunds after cancellations will be considered on the following basis:
• From confirmation to 40 days before arrival 75% refund.
• Between 40 – 30 days before arrival 60% refund.
• Between 30 – 20 days before arrival 50% refund.
• Between 20 – 05 days before arrival 20% refund.
• Cancelation less than 5 days before arrival or no show 10 % refund.
Please click here for the Accommodation Form
SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE
The Transportation service between the official hotels and the competition venue will be exclusively reserved for accredited members of the media that booked their accommodation through the Organising Committee.
For people who have NOT booked through the OC the transport service will be available against a fee.
TRANSPORT TO THE START
Photographers wishing to be taken to the start should contact in advance the FISA Media representative in the Press centre.
The Media Centre will be located on the second floor of the Finish Tower with a direct access to the Media Grandstands.
The Media Centre will be open from September 7th 2018 at 13.00 hrs and will be operating from 08:00 to 19:00 hrs every day for the days of the event.
Opening times: One hour before the first race until two hours after the last race of the day.
TV and radio commentary positions must be arranged in advance with the host broadcaster.
The facilities available to the press in the media centre are as follows:
- Workspaces with power (Please note that the power plugs are German style with two pins)
- Access to wireless LAN
- Copy services
Contact persons: Mr. Nayden Todorov (English) and Mr. Mihail Vanchev (French)