Plane on the tarmac of Athens airport, Greece

Greece extends travel restrictions until November 30

The Civil Aviation Authority of Greece extends a series of travel restrictions until November 30. It aims the prevention of the spread of COVID-19.

Flights to and from Catalonia in Spain remain suspended until November 30. Those between Greece and Turkey remain suspended until November 30. Flights between Greece and Albania and North Macedonia will operate through the Athens International Airport ‘Eleftherios Venizelos’ only, until November 30.

All passengers travelling to Greece from Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, the United Arab Emirates, Malta, Belgium, Spain, Albania and North Macedonia should provide a negative Covid-19 test result. This applies until November 11. It shouldn’t be older than 72 hours.  Until the end of November, travelers from these countries must follow the specific rules.

Passengers from Israel and Russia should provide a negative Covid-19 test result on arrival to Greece.

Travel continues, however restrictions apply

Non-EU citizens will not be allowed to enter Greece until November 30. But passengers from Singapore, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Uruguay and the United Arab Emirates are allowed.

From 6am on November 9, authorities permit domestic flights and commercial and general/business aviation to all airports. However, only for essential travel. This includes: reasons of health, professional/business trips, family reasons and a return to the permanent place of residence.

There are exceptions including: Hellenic national healthcare system flights, state flights, sanitary flights, humanitarian flights, emergency flights, military flights, fire-fighting flights, Frontex flights, technical landings where passengers do not disembark, ferry flights and cargo flights.

From Tuesday, November 10, all passengers of international flights departing from Greek airports must fill in a Passenger Locator Form. As of 6am on Wednesday, November 11, travelers entering Greece must present a negative COVID-19 test no older than 72 hours. Passengers also need to fill in a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least a day before arrival. They should provide information including their departure airport, the address where they will be staying and the expected duration of their stay in Greece.

Greece is in the second nationwide lockdown from Saturday.

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