Greece extends flight restrictions for some countries
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The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority on Monday extended travel ban and restrictions to several countries.

The extension until midnight September 15, aims to protect passengers and residents of Greece from a rise in new coronavirus cases.

It includes the following:

  • Flights between Greece and Turkey remain suspended
  • Flights between Greece and Barcelona remain suspended
  • Flights between Greece and Catalonia remain suspended
  • Flights between Greece and Albania and North Macedonia will continue to operate through the Athens International Airport ‘Eleftherios Venizelos’
  • All passengers flying to Greece on connecting flights via Bulgaria, Romania, United Arab Emirates, Malta, Sweden, Belgium, Spain, Albania and North Macedonia will need to provide a negative Covid-19 test result on arrival to Greece; the test cannot be older than 72 hours prior to their arrival in Greece
  • No entry of non-EU citizens except those from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunis, Uruguay, and the U.A.E
  • Passengers flying via Israel will need to provide a negative Covid-19 test result on arrival to Greece; the test cannot be older than 72 hours prior to their arrival in Greece

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.