NOTAM Updates for domestic flights – Sickness Certificate: What applies to flights after changes in validity

Aviation instructions with the changes in the validity of the vaccination and illness certificates for domestic flights were issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Sickness Certificate: What applies to flights after changes in validity

Specifically, travelers in order to board the plane without a test must carry a vaccination certificate valid for up to nine (9) months after the completion of the basic vaccination and without a time limit for travelers who have received the booster dose or alternatively a certificate of illness whose validity lasts up to six (6) months.

Compared to the previous notam , the change is in the times when the vaccination and disease certificates are valid, which from the seven (7) months and three (3) months that were foreseen before, will now be valid for nine (9) and six (6) months respectively.

In particular, the new domestic flight notam after the last change provides:
Passengers to all destinations in the country must meet one of the following conditions:

1) 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 in accordance with the provisions of current legislation. The European digital certificate COVID-19 (EU DIGITAL COVID-19 CERTIFICATE) is also acceptable.

2) Certificate of illness lasting up to six (6) months in accordance with the provisions of current legislation.

3) Domestic flight passengers who have not been vaccinated to board an airplane must have been tested negative for a COVID-19 coronavirus laboratory test by PCR within the last seventy-two (72) hours prior to the scheduled flight time or within forty eight (48) hours with rapid test before the departure of their flight. 

Minors from four (4) to seventeen (17) years old can make their air travel by performing a self-test that takes place up to twenty-four (24) hours before the scheduled flight time.

In the case of foreigners from abroad, they can present the vaccination certificate or the certificate of illness or the negative test, in Greek, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian. A prerequisite is that the documents have been issued by a public authority and in accordance with the relevant legislation. If these checks have been carried out abroad and are valid at the time of boarding the aircraft, the relevant certificates are accepted under the same conditions under which they were allowed to enter Greece.

If a passenger does not wear a mask, he is not allowed to board.

At arrivals and departures inside airports, as well as during air flights, staff and passengers are required to wear a protective mask. If a passenger does not wear a mask, he is not allowed to board the plane. Travel documents are checked by airline officials and sampled by police at airports. Airlines are required to check the traveler before boarding to confirm that he has the necessary documents. 

Source – ethnos.gr

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