Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority has modified the time range within international flight passengers must fill up the “Passenger Locator Form” PLF. In an air instruction (NOTAM) issued on Thursday, July 16, 2020, the CAA also notifies airlines that they have to check whether passengers have submitted the PLF form before boarding.
According to the CAA statement:
From Thursday 16 July to Monday 31 August 2020, the Greek Civil Aviation Authority informs that the mandatory completion of the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at the electronic address https://travel.gov.gr by all passengers of international flights to Greece can to be done the day before arrival.
Please note that before accepting passengers for boarding, airlines must check:
a) the PLF submission confirmation at least the day before the flight, which is a mandatory travel document.
b) the correspondence with the QR code and the PLF.
Airlines that do not comply with this control obligation will be responsible for the repatriation of passengers at the expense of the company, the CAA statement says.
COVID-19 test on passengers of international flights arriving in Greece is provided in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Health, EODY and Civil Protection, the statement concludes.
The NOTAM is important in order to avoid embarrassing incidents like at Heraklio airport on Crete, where arriving passengers were fined with 500 euros because they were not aware of the PLF and others with 300 euros for having submitted the form less than 24 hours before departure as the old decision required.
More information on travel to Greece amid the pandemic here