7-day quarantine extension for all arrivals from abroad – Restrictions on international flights

Extensions of air instructions for a 7-day quarantine of foreign passengers and restrictions of international routes were announced by the Civil Aviation Service.

Specifically, the CAA announces to the passenger public the extension of the air instructions (Covid-19 notams), which provide for travel restrictions for international flights and a 7-day quarantine for international arrivals . As for Israel, a new notam provides for arrivals in Greece without the weekly limit of 10,000 passengers provided by the previous air directive for that country.

In particular, with the aim of protecting passengers and citizens from the coronavirus pandemic, the following international air traffic directives are extended and valid from today at dawn until Monday, February 8, 2021 at midnight.

Seven (7) days quarantine on all arrivals from abroad: All passengers entering our country until 8-2-2021 at midnight from any foreign country, including the Member States of the European Union, are subject to mandatory preventive restriction at home or at the place of temporary residence stated in the PLF form, for seven (7) days, unless they remain in Greece for a shorter period, in which case the temporary restriction is valid for this period, ie until their departure. In addition, international passengers will be subjected to a rapid test upon arrival, based on the procedure provided by the Passenger Locator Form. In case the tests find a positive passenger, the quarantine will be valid for 14 days.

United Kingdom – 7-day quarantine, rapid test and new pcr test to remove it : Especially for incoming passengers from the United Kingdom, everyone will have a rapid test upon arrival. At the same time, in order to get out of quarantine, passengers from the United Kingdom will have to undergo a new PCR test when the 7-day period is completed.

International arrivals only with a negative test of 72 hours : notam predicts that all passengers of international flights will enter our country only with a negative PCR test Covid-19 which will be performed up to 72 hours before their arrival. We also remind you that the passengers will be tested by sampling upon entering the Greek territory based on the PLF.

Mandatory completion of Passenger Locator Form : The aviation directive for PLF is extended, ie the mandatory completion of the form at the electronic address https://travel.gov.gr/ by all passengers of international flights to Greece. It is also mandatory to complete the PLF form for passengers of foreign flights who are permanent residents of Greece and depart from the airports of our country.

Suspension of flights with Turkey / Catalonia : The suspension of flights between Greece and Turkey and between Greece and the region of Catalonia in Spain is extended.

Arrivals only to AIA from Albania / Northern Macedonia : All flights to and from Greece from Albania and Northern Macedonia according to the new extension of notam will be operated only at AIA “Eleftherios Venizelos”.

Prohibition of entry to Greece of Non-European Citizens : The air directive that provides for a ban on entry to the country of Non-European Citizens (Non EU Citizens) is also extended. Israel and Russia were added to the exemptions in the aviation directive, bringing the total number of countries exempted from the ban on entry to Greece to 11. In particular, notam excludes residents of the following 11 countries: the United Kingdom, Singapore, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the Russian Federation and Israel.

Maximum traveler from the Russian Federation : Especially for Russia (permanent residents) the following restrictions remain, arrivals only at the airports of Athens, Thessaloniki and Heraklion and a maximum entry limit for Greece of 500 passengers per week.

Exceptions to the pre-existing notams apply to all international flight instructions extended until Monday, February 8, 2021.

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