Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority extended travel restrictions

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority extended travel restrictions for domestic and international flights until December 7 and December 14, 2020 respectively.

In a statement issued on Monday, Nov 30, the CAA said the the extensions aim for the protection of passengers from Covid-19.

Domestic flights

The air notification (notam) is extended until 06:00 am on December 7, 2020 and refers to domestic flights, commercial and general/business aviation. According to the notam only essential travel for health, business, objective family reason and return to main residence is allowed and is valid for all airports in the country.

International Flights

The air notification (notam) is extended until midnight December 14, 2020.

The notem refers to:

*suspension of flights between Greece and Turkey as well as between Greece and Catalonia, Spain.

*flights from/to Albania and North Macedonia will be operated only at the “Eleftherios Venizelos” Athens international airport.

*air directive for permanent residents from Israel with maximum number of weekly passengers up to 10,000 people to all airports in the country.

*air directive for Russia (permanent residents) that foresees arrivals only to the airports of Athens, Thessaloniki and Heraklio up to 500 passengers per week.

*air directive  which provides for a ban on entry into the country by Non-European Citizens (Non EU Citizens). Exempted from the ban are citizens from 9 countries: Singapore, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Uruguay and the United Arab Emirates.

Extended are also:

*the aviation directive that stipulates that all passengers of international  flights enter Greece only with negative COVID-19 molecular PCR test carried out 72 hours before their arrivals.

*the aviation directive for the mandatory Passenger Location Form (PFL) by all international flight passengers at the website εκτρονική διεύθυνση Mandatory is also the filling up of the PLF by permanent residents of Greece who depart frm Greek airports.

For all the aviation directives the exemptions of all previous directives are valid, the CAA said in its press release.