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Greece Civil Aviation extends travel restrictions until Nov 30

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in Greece has extended until November 30 a series of travel restrictions “aiming to protect passengers and citizens from the Covid-19 pandemic,” as noted in a press release issued on November 9, 2020.

The air directives (notams) regarding travel restrictions from certain countries and Non-EU citizens, negative Covid-19 test, and filling up of the Passenger Location Form before departure.

  • Air instructions regarding the suspension of flights between Greece and Turkey and between Greece and the region of Catalonia in Spain are extended until 30. November 2020 at midnight.
  • The air directive which provides that all flights to and from Greece from Albania and North Macedonia will be operated only at the “Eleftherios Venizelos” Athens international airport is extended until 30. November 2020.

*The notam which stipulates that those traveling to Greece by air from Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, the United Arab Emirates, Malta, Belgium, Spain, Albania and Northern Macedonia (11 countries) will enter Greece country only with a negative Covid-19 which will have been carried out up to 72 hours before their arrival is extended until 06:00 a.m. Wednesday, 11. November 2020l, while until the end of the month is covered by the notam that stipulates negative Cvodi109 tests of 72 hours for all international arrivals.

  • Extended until 30. November 2020 at midnight, is the aviation directive which provides for a ban on entry into the country by Non-European Citizens (Non EU Citizens).

Excepted are citizens from 9 countries: Singapore, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Uruguay and the United Arab Emirates.

  • Regarding the air directive for permanent residents from Israel, it is also extended until 30. November and stipulates that those traveling to Greece by air connection from Israel will enter our country only with a negative test Covid-19, which will have been conducted with PCR method up to 72 hours before their arrival. Also, the permanent residents of Israel who come to Greece will be re-submitted to sampling tests for covid-19 while the maximum entry limit of 10,000 travelers from Israel to all airports in Greece remains.

*The travel advise for Russia (permanent residents) is extended until 30. November 2020 and stipulates entrance to Greece only with negative PCR COVID1-9 test (72 hours) and at the airports of Athens, Thessaloniki and Heraklio (Crete). Maximum passengers entrance per week remains at 500. Random COVID-19 testing.

The CAA recalls the travel instructions for international passengers valid November 11-30, 2020.

Negative Covid-19 test via PCR carried out 72 hours prior to arrival in Greece

Filling up a Passenger Location Form (PLF) (here) for international flights also for permanent residents of Greece who depart from Greek airports as well for those from abroad travelling to Greece.

For domestic flights only essential travel is permitted.

More details on travel instructions for flight passengers during the lockdown here.

Travel restrictions for “Macedonia” airport in Thessaloniki are covered by the notam for all airports for domestic and international flights.

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