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Greece Extends Flight Restrictions to March 8

Travel restrictions for Greece
Travelers arriving at Chios airport. Credit: Greek Reporter

On Sunday, Greece extended their current flight restrictions, including obligatory self-isolation on all international arrivals coming into the country, to March 8.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CYA) issued a new notice to airmen, or Notam, which among other rules stipulates the following :

  • Flights from non-EU and non-Schengen Agreement countries to Greece are banned.

Exceptions include citizens of the following countries: Australia, Israel, New Zealand, the Russian Federation, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.

  • All international arrivals must furnish a negative coronavirus (PCR) test taken a maximum of 72 hours before travel.
  • All international arrivals must observe a 7-day quarantine wherever they are housed (declared on the Passenger Locator Form, or PLF).

The PLF still a key element

All travelers must not complete their PLF until the day before entering the country and the day before leaving the country, providing detailed information on their point of departure, the duration of previous stays in other countries, and the address of their stay while in Greece.

In case of multiple stays, they must provide the address for at least the first 24 hours. Just one PLF should be submitted per family.

Travelers will receive a confirmation email upon submission of the PLF.

Travelers will receive the PLF with their unique Quick Response (QR) code on the day of their scheduled arrival in Greece and will be notified via email (the QR code will be provided in a link in the confirmation email).

The PLF can also be found on the Visit Greece app and at travel.gov.gr. It is strongly recommended that all visitors download the Visit Greece app (GDPR compliant) for free before they arrive in Greece.

Random testing and quarantine

  • For UK-originating passengers, a PCR test will be required after the 7-day quarantine.
  • Random testing will also be carried out on arrival at Greek airports. If results are positive, a 14-day quarantine will be required.
  • Flights between Greece and Turkey continue to be suspended until March 8.
  • All flights to and from Albania and North Macedonia will only be through at Athens’ Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport.
  • The maximum number of travelers from the Russian Federation is 500 per week (permanent Russian residents). The flights to and from Russia will only operate through the Athens, Thessaloniki, and Iraklio International Airports.
  • Exceptions to the above contained in previous Notams remain in effect.

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