Koronovirus: What will apply to flights from abroad until September 30 – The new air directions including PLF

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) informs the passenger public about the air instructions (notams) that will be valid until Wednesday, September 30, 2020 and aim to protect passengers and citizens from the coronavirus pandemic .

It is announced that with a new air directive that will be valid from Friday 18 September until 30 September, those traveling to Greece by air connection from Hungary will enter our country only with a negative Covid-19 test which will be performed up to 72 hours before their arrival.
The air directive (notam) regarding the suspension of flights between Greece and Turkey is extended until 30/9/2020 at midnight.
The air directive is extended until 30/9/2020 at 23:59, which stipulates that all flights to and from Greece from Albania and Northern Macedonia will be operated only at the DA “Eleftherios Venizelos” excluding the routes to other airports.
The notam is also extended until September 30, which stipulates that those traveling to Greece by air from Bulgaria, Romania, the United Arab Emirates, Malta, Belgium, Spain, Albania and Northern Macedonia will enter our country only with a negative Covid-19 test. which will have been carried out up to 72 hours before their arrival. From this specific air directive in relation to the pre-existing one, Sweden is removed from the arrival list only with a negative test of 72 hours, but it remains the measure of taking sampling tests for covid-19 to passengers from the Scandinavian country.
At the same time, the aviation directive is extended until 30/9/2020, which provides for a ban on entry into the country of Non-European Citizens (Non EU Citizens). Citizens of the following 11 countries are excluded from this note: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and the United Arab Emirates.
Regarding the air directive (notam) concerning travelers from Israel, it is also extended until September 30 and stipulates that those traveling to Greece by air connection from Israel will enter our country only with a negative Covid-19 test, which will have been performed. by PCR (oral or nasopharyngeal smear), up to 72 hours before arrival. Also the permanent residents of Israel who come to Greece will be re-submitted to sampling tests for covid-19 while a maximum entry limit of 5,000 passengers per week is set by 1,200 people and arrivals at all airports in Greece instead of restricting arrivals only to Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Corfu and Kos provided by the previous notam.
The temporary suspension of all passenger flights between Greece and the region of Catalonia in Spain is extended until 30/9/2020.
The CAA also informs about the extension until September 30 of the mandatory completion of the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at the electronic address https://travel.gov.gr/ by all passengers of international flights to Greece. The completion can be done no later than the previous day of arrival. Please note that before accepting passengers for boarding, airlines must check: a) the PLF confirmation at least the day before the flight, which is a mandatory travel document. b) the correspondence with the QR code and the PLF. Airlines that do not comply with this control obligation will be responsible for the repatriation of passengers at the expense of the company.
It is reminded that until September 21, 2020, the aviation directive (notam) for Russia is valid, which provides entry only with a negative covid-19 test at the airports of Athens, Thessaloniki and Heraklion, as well as a maximum of 500 passengers per week. In any case, the permanent residents of Russia who come to Greece will be re-submitted to sampling tests for covid-19.
For notams, (extensions, replacements, new and modifications), the exceptions to the pre-existing airline directives apply. Greek repatriation programs are also excluded.

source – iefimerida.gr 

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