NOTAM now issued for International travellers arrival in Greece from 7th March to 21st March

The Civil Aviation Service (CAA) announces to the passenger public the new covid-19 notam of foreign flights with the conditions of entry in Greece. The aviation directive stipulates that the arrivals of all international passenger flights will be made to Greece without completing the PLF from Tuesday 15 March 2022. At the same time two (2) more countries were added that joined the EU digital certification system, Benin and Jordan which means that passengers holding certificates from these countries will not be required to have a negative arrival test if they have been vaccinated or have been ill.

In particular, the new notams (instructions) of international flights will be valid from Monday, March 7, 2022 to Monday, March 21, 2021 and provide the following:

Mandatory completion of PLF for all passengers until Monday 14 March 2022- From 15/3/22 entry into Greece without PLF: All travelers to Greece, regardless of nationality, fill in the electronic form PLF (Passenger Locator Form), in the electronic address https://travel.gov.gr any time before the departure of the flight to Greece. The proof of completion of the electronic PLF form, which is automatically sent by e-mail to the passenger by the system, is considered a necessary travel document. The aviation directive stipulates that from March 15, 2022 the completion of the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) by visitors from all countries for their entry into Greece is abolished.

Travelers with European Digital Certificate COVID-19 without arrival test: Entry of certified travelers (nationals) from the Member States of the European Union (EU) and the Schengen Agreement, as well as from the thirty-five (35) non-EU countries that have joined the COVID digital certification system -19 EU (European Union Digital Covid Certificate, EUDCC), ie the following: San Marino, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Vatican, Northern Macedonia, Georgia, Switzerland, El Salvador, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Lebanon, Morocco, Montenegro, Moldova, Monaco, Norway, New Zealand, Ukraine, Uruguay, Panama, Cape Verde, Serbia, Singapore, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Kenya, Tunisia, Tunisia, Tunisia, Tunisia, Tunisia with the demonstration of European Digital Certificate COVID-19which contains information about one of the following:

a) Vaccination certificate valid for up to nine (9) months after the completion of the basic vaccination and without time limit for travelers who have received the booster dose.

b) Certificate of illness lasting up to one hundred and eighty (180) days.

c) Certificate of negative result, with the PCR method within the last seventy two (72) hours or alternatively to have been diagnosed negative in rapid test within twenty four (24) hours before their arrival in Greece.

No Tests Required for the USA, Australia or Canada demonstration alternatively of one of the following documents:

a) Vaccination certificate valid for up to nine (9) months after the completion of the basic vaccination and without time limit for travelers who have received the booster dose.

b) Certificate of illness lasting up to one hundred and eighty (180) days.

c) Certificate of negative result, with the PCR method within the last seventy two (72) hours or alternatively to have been diagnosed negative in rapid test within twenty four (24) hours before their arrival in Greece.

With negative test entry into Greece regardless of vaccination for all other travelers: All other travelers to Greece, except EU countries and Schengen Agreement, travelers from Australia, the United States of America (USA), Canada and the thirty-five (35) non-EU countries that have acceded to the EU COVID-19 digital certification system, including their spouses or persons with whom they have entered into a cohabitation agreement, as well as their minor children , regardless of their vaccination status, must have been diagnosed negative by PCR within the last seventy two (72) hours or alternatively have been diagnosed negative by rapid test within twenty four (24) hours prior to arrival in Greece .

Checks on children from five (5) years old and over: The obligation of the conditions for entering Greece is valid for children from five (5) years old and over.

Traveler sampling and temporary restriction of five (5) days in case of an accident:In addition, all international passengers will be subject to sampling (PCR or rapid test) upon arrival based on the procedure provided by the Passenger Locator Form. In case the tests find a passenger positive the quarantine / isolation will be valid for five (5) days at home or in a suitable place of temporary residence indicated by the competent authorities. The temporary restriction starts from the next day of their diagnosis as COVID-19 coronavirus positive. After five (5) days and if there are no symptoms or the symptoms have improved, with complete remission of the fever for twenty-four (24) hours without the use of antipyretics the temporary restriction ends. If the fever persists after five (5) days the temporary restriction is extended until the complete remission of the fever. These passengers are required to wear only a high respiratory protection mask (FFP2 or N95) or alternatively a double mask (surgical and fabric) for at least another five (5) days from the end of the restriction. All foreign passengers must faithfully follow the instructions of the health authorities of our country.

The use of a mask is mandatory:At arrivals and departures within airports, as well as during air flights, staff and passengers are required to wear a protective mask. Passengers are also required to comply with the instructions of the permanent and temporary staff of airports or airlines responsible for the duties of supervision, crowd management and passenger assistance, in order to maintain the necessary distances and to ensure safe passage and avoidance. to avoid overcrowding. The control of the above documents is carried out by the employees of the airlines and by sampling by the police authorities. Airlines are required to check the traveler before boarding,

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