Changes to PLF Process for travellers to Greece


All travelers to Greece will be required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) 24 hours – not 48 hours as was the case until now – prior to travel starting July 9, the Greek Civil Aviation (HCAA) authority announced on Monday.

More specifically, as of Thursday and through to 31 August 2020all incoming passengers from destinations abroad will have to complete the PLF form here 24 hours before check in. Travelers will be guided through the online procedure which includes the provision of a QR passenger code that must be presented, either via mobile phone or in printed format upon arrival at Greek ports, airports, and border check points.

According to the HCAA, testing for Covid-19 will be carried out based on health ministry, National Public Health Organization (EODY), and General Secretariat for Civil Protection guidelines.

The change was made to allow for last-minute bookings.

Meanwhile, Greece may be stepping up testing of travelers after 36 of 43 new confirmed Covid-19 cases were found among incoming visitors, mostly from Serbia, after screening at the Promahonas border check point, EODY said on Monday.

In view of this and due to a spike in coronavirus infections in Serbia, the HCAA issued a NOTAM temporarily banning flights to and from the country until July 15 at 11:59pm.

At the same time, the HCAA revised its previous NOTAM with regard to travel to and from the UK which is in effect until July 14 at 11:59pm. This means that as of midnight on July 15, flight between Greece and the UK resume.

Greece opened to tourists on July 1, following the safety guidelines of health experts and the European Union.

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