Greece Extends COVID-19 Travel Rules for International Passengers to September 17

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The Civil Aviation Authority on Friday announced the further extension of the current aviation directive for containing the spread of COVID-19 until 6:00 on Friday, September 17.

The NOTAM outlines the conditions for entry into Greek territory on foreign flights in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

In particular, the NOTAM for flights from abroad that will be valid until September 17, 2021 provides for the following:

Prohibitions of third-country nationals: The aviation directive prohibits the entry into Greece of third-country nationals outside the EU and Schengen areas. It exempts passengers travelling for essential reasons and permanent residents of the following 36 countries:

Australia, North Macedonia, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, United Kingdom, Israel, Canada, Belarus, Bahrain, New Zealand, South Korea, Qatar, China, Kuwait, Ukraine, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Japan, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Moldova, Brunei, San Marino, Andorra, Vatican, Monaco, Turkey, Kosovo and Chinese Taipei.

All travelers to Greece, regardless of nationality, must fill in the electronic Passenger Locator Form (PLF) any time before the departure of the flight to Greece. The proof of completion of the PLF electronic form, which is automatically sent by e-mail to the passenger by the system, is considered a necessary travel document.

To enter Greece, passengers must also have either a certificate of vaccination or a negative PCR / RAPID TEST or certificate of previous illness with COVID-19 or a digital certificate.

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