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Airports in Athens & Thessaloniki open for more international flights

Greece’s international airports in Athens and Thessaloniki are lifting  some restrictions for incoming international flights on Monday, June 15, 2020, with specific health safety protocols in place on the ground.

Specifically, as of Monday, Athens International Airport (which continued to receive international flights from specific countries during the last three months), will lift restrictions on arrivals from Italy, Spain and The Netherlands until June 30.

Flights from Albania and North Macedonia, will be allowed only for essential travel of non-tourist nature, while the ban on flights from Great Britain and Turkey will be maintained, regardless of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) list.

The Thessaloniki International Airport, after three months of restrictions, will, as of Monday too and until June 30 receive all international flights, except those from Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Great Britain, Turkey, Albania and North Macedonia.

All other airports across the country will open to international flights on July 1. 

A 1.5 meters distance among everyone at airports and at all times must be observed as must the use of face masks.

Passengers arriving from June 15-30 from airports outside of the EASA list and from Italy, Spain and The Netherlands will be sampled and travelers will be subjected to one day of self-isolation at a hotel of their choice until the test result is available;

If the test is positive, they will be quarantined for 14 days.

As of July 1, all travelers arriving in Greece will have to submit a Passenger Load Factor (PLF) form with their contact details in Greece.

More information on travel in Greece this summer here and here.

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  1. Thank you for the article! I am planning a trip to Athens on July 1st. So if I get picked out for a random test – will I be allowed to travel to my hotel in Athens – and if the test is negative, there won’t be a need for a 7-day-quarantine. Is that correct? I’d appreciate your answer alot! Thanks!

  2. After 35 years of traveling to Greece, 2-4 times a year, I will suspend this year’s journey .This is not the way I /we like to travel in any country not only Greece. We, here in my homecountry, don’t have this strict measures regarding tourists. If this will be a disadvantage we will see. All the best to the greek people and my friends there.

  3. what was the problem with my post? any serious reasons ?