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Greece extends NOTAM for passengers from Russia until October 12

Greece extends NOTAM for passengers from Russia until October 12

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority extended the aviation directive (NOTAM) concerning travellers arriving  from Russia.

The NOTAM has been extended until midnight Monday, October 12, 2020.

500 Russian citizens per week will be allowed to travel to Greece provided they present a negative Covid-19 test result on arrival to the country.

The test cannot be older than 72 hours prior to their arrival in Greece. Further, they must also present documentation of their residence (hotel booking or other accommodation) in Greece.

Flights will only land at the airports of Athens, Thessaloniki and Heraklion (Crete).

A fine of €5,000 will be imposed on those who violate the rules.

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.

Please note that before accepting passengers for boarding, airlines must check: (a) the PLF confirmation at least the day before the flight, which is a mandatory travel document. b) the correspondence with the QR code and the PLF. Airlines that do not comply with this control obligation will be responsible for the repatriation of passengers at the expense of the airline.

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