Tourism in the middle of a coronavirus: The new “black list” of EU airports (Germany now removed)

Greece and several other EU countries, as well as the wider world, are gradually entering a phase of complete restart of tourism and the release of flights.

In an extensive report, Reuters said yesterday that Greece would allow tourist arrivals from 20 to 25 countries from June 15, adding that the “ticket” has already been secured by Cyprus, Israel and Central European countries and of the Balkans.

As international news agencies praise Greece’s performance on the coronavirus and the resumption of tourism, Aegean Airlines announced that direct flights from Thessaloniki to six European destinations will begin on June 15 .

Tourism: The new “black list” of EU airports
Last week, the “black list” of EU airports , compiled by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The list includes countries, cities and airports where the coronavirus pandemic remains out of control.

EASA on Wednesday night released the new “black list” of airports, which now includes 35 countries – compared to 34 last week. It should be noted that Germany and Japan were removed from the “black list” , but Afghanistan , Egypt and South Africa were added .

The EASA list, which is an official body of the EU, is based on the scientific data of the WHO, the ECDC and other health institutes.

Regarding European countries, EASA includes in the “black list” airports from the following countries:

Belgium (all airports)
France (all airports in Ile de France)
Italy (airports in specific prefectures in northern Italy)
Netherlands (4 airports)
Poland (Katowice Airport)
Portugal (two airports)
Spain (airports in specific prefectures)
Sweden (airports in the capital Stockholm region)
United Kingdom (13 airports including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton)
See in detail the cities / airports:

EASA’s “black list” of airports includes airports in the following third countries:

Afghanistan
Bangladeshis
Belarus
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Dominican Republic
Equator
Egypt
India
Indonesia
Iran
Kuwait
Mexico
Pakistan
Peru
Qatar
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
South Africa
Turkey
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
USA

Source –  iefimerida.gr 

2 thoughts on “Tourism in the middle of a coronavirus: The new “black list” of EU airports (Germany now removed)

  • May 28, 2020 at 11:14 am
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    Hi was supposed to be holidaying in Lassi on 16th July 2020, is it likely U.K will be off the black list by then? Tui the tour operator are being very coy but my gut based on what is happening here in the U.K tells me this holiday isn’t happening.

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    • May 28, 2020 at 5:06 pm
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      Very borderline but stay positive, Greece wants tourists back safely but it is primarily down to case numbers in the UK by July, whilst we understand it is an exponential decay curve the figures hopefully will be low enough if the trend continues, alas the more idiots breaking rules could impact this.

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