Flights from Albania and North Macedonia will only land at Athens Airport

Athens Airport

Athens Airport

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority over the weekend issued an aviation directive (NOTAM), regarding flights from Albania and North Macedonia.

According to the NOTAM, flights from these two countries to Greece are only allowed to land at Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos.

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority also extended the temporary suspension of flights to and from Turkey until August 15.

As of July 28th passengers of flights from Bulgaria and Romania to Greece are required to have a negative molecular test result (PCR) for COVID-19, performed up to 72 hours before their entry to Greece. This does not apply to Greek citizens, permanent residents of Greece and travellers for essential professional reasons.

The EU has also updated its coronavirus ‘safe travel list’: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.

All passengers arriving in Greece must fill in a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least a day before arrival, providing information that will include their departure airport, the address where they will be staying and the expected duration of their stay in Greece, among others. The information on the form is a key element of the country’s planning for protection against the pandemic and preventing the spread of the virus.

Athens Airport offers Covid-19 tests to travellers and staff