Greece tightens Covid restrictions on international passengers

The Greek Civil Aviation Authority has expanded the air directive (notam) regarding Covid requirements for international passengers. The new extension of the conditions for entry into Greece is aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19.

Covid requirements have been extended until Friday 24 September 2021 at 06:00 a.m.

In particular, the notam for air passengers from abroad provides for:

Prohibitions for third country nationals:

The directive prohibits entry into Greece for third-country nationals outside the EU and the Schengen area, including their spouses or persons with whom they have entered into a cohabitation agreement, as well as their minor children.

It does not include passengers traveling for important 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, Qatar, China, Kuwait, Ukraine, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania , Japan, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Jordan, Moldova, Brunei, San Marino, Andorra, Vatican, Monaco, Turkey, Kosovo and Chinese Taipei.

PLF form:

All travelers to Greece, regardless of nationality, must fill out an electronic passenger search form (PLF) by email any time before your flight to Greece.

Entering Greece with a vaccine certificate or negative PCR / Rapid test, a transferred coronavirus certificate or a digital vaccination certificate for travelers to Greece, the condition for entering the country is one of the following:

1) Completed COVID-19 vaccination more than fourteen (14) days prior to arrival and provide a government agency certificate of vaccination in Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Russian.

2) The presence of a negative diagnosis in a laboratory test for COVID-19 coronavirus by PCR within the last seventy two (72) hours or within forty eight (48) hours prior to arrival in Greece in the case of an express test.

3) Alternatively, travelers to Greece can obtain a sickness certificate that is valid for 30 to 180 days after the first positive test for Covid-19.

4) Passengers on flights from abroad can also present, in digital or printed form, a European digital COVID-19 certificate or a certificate issued by third countries, which includes information on the type of vaccination, results, date and type of test performed or confirms a previous Covid-19 disease …

Children over 12 years of age: The same conditions for entering Greece (vaccine or negative test result, medical certificate or electronic certificate) also apply for minors aged 12 and over.

Civil Aviation Press Release in Greek here.

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