I'm writing a story where my characters travel from Egypt to Bulgaria in the autumn of 1995. What I need to know is whether airport security and customs were comparable to western Europe--where I have traveled and can therefore describe. This isn't long after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, so were there remaining tight precautions, or had security loosened since then?
My current knowledge comes from my trips from the US to western Europe, my dad's description of his trip to the USSR, and The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax.
Searched various permutations of "Bulgarian customs 1995" and "traveling to Bulgaria 1995."