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EU Drops Mandatory Masks on Planes and Airports

Face masks will no longer be required in airports and on planes in Europe, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said on Wednesday. The easing of the measure will be...

Direct Flights from Canada to Greece Will Start on April 2

Direct flights from Canada to Athens, Greece will begin on April 2, said the Greek Tourism Ministry on Wednesday following a meeting between Minister Vassilis Kikilias and Canadian Ambassador Mark Allen. For the first time, it said, these flights will...

US Airlines Warn 5G at Airports Could Cause Chaos

The U.S's largest airlines warned on Monday of "chaos" to their operations if telecommunication companies proceed with rolling out 5G technology without restricting the technology near airports. The airlines want some 5G implementation, set to start on Wednesday, delayed near...

Visitors From 13 Countries Flying to Greece to be Tested on Arrival

Passengers who are flying to Greece from 13 specific countries -- regardless of their own nationality -- will be required to submit to a coronavirus test upon arrival in the country, the Civil Aviation Service (CAS) said in a...

Tourists Flying to Greece Must Fill Passenger Locator Form

According to Greece's Civil Aviation Authority, passengers on international flights are now being obligated to fill out a Passenger Locator Form prior to entering the country. The announcement came from an air safety notice that was issued on Saturday, June...

Twenty-One Covid-19 Cases Recorded at Greek Airports Since Reopening

Greek health authorities announced on Monday that twenty-one Covid-19 cases were detected among 9,349 airline passengers from abroad between June 15, when the country opened to tourism, and June 21. Over the first week, more than 120 flights have arrived...

Greece Restarts Tourist Season as Athens, Thessaloniki Airports Open

Greece is officially open to tourists as of Monday, with the first international flights expected into Athens and the northern city of Thessaloniki, where passengers will not face compulsory coronavirus testing upon arrival. However, visitors to Greece will still be...

Athens, Thessaloniki Airports Ready to Welcome Tourists on Monday

The Athens and Thessaloniki international airports will lift some restrictions for incoming international flights on Monday, with specific health safety protocols in place on the ground. On Monday, Athens International Airport (which continued to receive international flights from specific countries...

Greece Extends Travel Ban To And From UK, Five Other Destinations

Greece's Civil Aviation Authority announced on Holy Wednesday that the travel ban to and from six European destinations will continue to be in effect until May 15 at the very least. ''For the purpose of preventing the spread of COVID-19,...

Greek Airports Set Impressive New Passenger Records in January

Passenger traffic in Greek airports grew by a significant 5.4 percent in January 2020 in comparison to January 2019, the Civil Aviation Authority of Greece said in a report on Monday. Total passenger traffic came to 2,250,000 passengers, up from...