Three flights are expected to arrive on Friday in Athens, all of which are from London, bringing a total of four hundred Greek nationals back to Greece.
Staff from EODY, Greece’s National Public Health Organization, will be waiting for them at the airport to take their temperature.
Additionally, they will all be tested for coronavirus.
All of these individuals will have to self-isolate and be put into home quarantine for a period of 14 days.
Serious fines will be issued to those who do not adhere to this ruling.
Meanwhile, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was expected to announce that all flights would be banned as of Sunday in Thursday’s address to the Greek people regarding further measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
However, new media reports in Greece say that the decision to continue passenger flights came after an intervention by Brussels. The European Commission’s message was decisive, with the Commission calling on Athens to wait for collective decisions to be made at the European Union level.
Most airlines have stopped flying between Greece and the UK anyway, with the only flights available being operated by Aegean Airlines and British Airways.
However, the prices of all air tickets now are extraordinarily expensive, with fares now between €1,070 and €1,500 — each way.
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