Greece extends Covid requirements for international passengers

The Greek Civil Aviation Authority CAA has announced a new expansion of measures for international passengers to contain the spread of Covid-19.

The CAA is extending the air directive (notam) regarding entry conditions into Greece until 06:00 Friday, October 1, 2021. Notam for flights arriving from abroad reads:

Prohibitions for third country nationals

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

What applies to PLF: All travelers to Greece, regardless of nationality, must complete the 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, medical certificate or digital certificate of vaccination.

For travelers to Greece, the condition for entering the country is one of the following:

1) Completed COVID-19 vaccination at least fourteen (14) days prior to arrival and providing a government agency certificate of vaccination in Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Russian.
2) have been negatively diagnosed with a laboratory test for COVID-19 coronavirus by PCR within the last seventy two (72) hours or 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 overseas can also present, in digital or printed form, the European digital COVID-19 certificate or a certificate issued by third countries, which includes information about the type of vaccination, results, date and type of test performed or certifies that they have been ill Covid-19.

The same conditions for entering Greece (vaccine or negative test result, sickness certificate or electronic certificate) also apply for minors aged 12 and over.

CAA statement in Greek here

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