A total of 230 flights arrive in our country today. Impressive receptions with lyres, dances, and sweets. See the impressive water arch in Heraklion.
According to sources in the Civil Aviation Authority, 235 international flights are scheduled for today.
Flights per region
In detail, for Athens Airport 69 flights, Corfu 21, Chania 16, Heraklion 54, Mykonos 10, Santorini 4, Kos 8, Rhodes 14, Thessaloniki 23, Skiathos 2, Zakynthos 5, Aktiou 2, Kalamata 1, Kefalonia 2, Paros 1 , Karpathou 1 and Samos 2.
It is recalled that according to the new aviation instructions, the suspension of all passenger flights to and from Greece with the United Kingdom, Turkey and Sweden will be extended until Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 23:59. NOTAM also extends a ban on non-European citizens entering the country.
The following 14 countries are excluded from this aviation directive (Notam): Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.
Impressive reception in Crete
A flight from Hannover, Germany, inaugurated the tourist season in Heraklion , this morning, after the opening of Heraklion airport, Nikos Kazantzakis, for flights from abroad.
The first aircraft was welcomed, as required by the custom, with a water arch formed on the airport runway and a small ceremony, attended by representatives of local authorities, who welcomed visitors with treats and Cretan music played live by Cretan artists.
The first aircraft arrived 100% full in Heraklion, while the passengers, of all ages and faithfully observing the measures, upon their arrival in Crete did not seem anxious about the coroner’s pandemic, stating that they were ready to take their vacation. on the island.
With the arrival of the first aircraft, the process of observing safety protocols began, as, as announced by the Deputy Minister of Civil Protection and Crisis Management, Nikos Hardalias, in the past few days, 825 samples will be taken daily from Heraklion airport. external, which will be checked for coronary artery disease.
Warm reception in Corfu as well
And Corfu opened its gates to tourists from abroad. The Minister of Tourism, Haris Theocharis, sent a message of optimism from the airport of Corfu, at the same time as the arrival of the first tourists on the island from Budapest.
Today is an optimistic day, said Mr. Theocharis, while giving a symbolic character to his choice to be in Corfu, the island that brought tourism to Greece at the end of the 10 years of 1950. “I am in Corfu, at the first airport on first day that Greek tourism opens. From Corfu will open the tourist in our country again. Tourism businesses will open, we will return to a normality that we all want, “the Minister of Tourism stressed in his statements.