Seven-day quarantine for passengers from abroad and restriction of international flights extended until Feb 8th for Greece

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The aviation authorities are calling for a seven-day quarantine of airline passengers from abroad and international flights restriction to be extended until Monday, February 8, 2021.

Under the new order, there is no limit on the number of travellers arriving from Israel.
In particular, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Friday announced a new directive (notam) concerning Israel, without the weekly limit of 10,000 passengers provided by the previous aviation directive for this country.

As far as international travelers are concerned, to protect passengers and citizens, the following global air traffic directives are extended and valid from Friday at dawn until Monday, February 8, 2021, at midnight.

Seven-day quarantines for all arrivals from abroad:

All passengers entering Greece up until February 8 at midnight, from any foreign country, including the member-states of the European Union, are subject to mandatory precautionary confinement to their home or the temporary residence they have declared in their Passenger Locator Form (PLF) for seven days, unless their stay in Greece is for a shorter period, in which case the temporary restriction is valid until the time of their departure.

Foreign passengers may be subjected to a rapid test upon arrival, based on the PLF's procedure. If a passenger test positive, the mandatory period of quarantine is extended to 14 days.

For arrivals from the United Kingdom, in addition to a seven-day quarantine and rapid test, they must also provide a new negative PCR test at the end of the seven-day quarantine for this to be lifted. Rapid tests will be carried out on all passengers on flights from the UK upon arrival.

International arrivals are only permitted to enter if they can display a negative test taken in the previous 72 hours.

The notam stipulates that all passengers on international flights can only enter Greece if they have a negative PCR test and may also be subjected to a random rapid test upon arrival, based on the PLF.

The aviation directive extends the mandatory completion of the PLF at the electronic address by all passengers on international flights to Greece.

Filling in a PLF is also compulsory for passengers on foreign flights who are permanent residents of Greece and depart from the airports of Greece.

A suspension of flights between Greece and Turkey and between Greece and the Catalonia region in Spain has been extended.

All flights to and from Greece from Albania and North Macedonia, according to the new extension will be operated only at Athens international Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos."

The aviation directive extends a ban on non-European citizens entry into Greece.

Israel and Russia were added to the exempted countries in the aviation directive, bringing the total of 11 countries exempted from the entry ban to Greece to 11. It excludes residents of the following 11 countries:

United Kingdom, Singapore, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the Russian Federation and Israel.

Russia permanent residents the following restrictions remain.

Arrivals only at the airports of Athens, Thessaloniki and Heraklion only and a maximum entry limit of 500 passenger per week.

Flight Aviation directives under previous notams will also apply for those extended until February 8th 2021.

(NOTAMS) notice to all airmen.