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Greece issues new instructions for flight passengers during lockdown

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued instructions for passengers and airlines for domestic and international flights during the period the country is in lockdown.

The new airline instructions (notam), for domestic and international flights, which will be valid until Monday, November 30, 2020 and aim to protect passengers and citizens from COVID-19 disease, the CAA said in a statement issued on Sunday, November 8, 2020.

The CAA instructions allow domestic flights for essential reasons only, while all passengers arriving to Greece from abroad will have to show a negative Covid-19 test, while special requirements are for passengers leaving the country.

Domestic Flights

From Monday, November 9, 2020 at 06:00 in the morning regarding domestic flights (regular passenger services, general aviation and business routes – domestic flights, commercial and general / business aviation), all airports in the country will be allowed to be used only for Essential Travel that includes travel for health, business / entrepreneurship purposes, objective family reasons (family reunification) and return to permanent residence.

The following flights are excluded from notam:

* Support flights of the Hellenic National Healthcare system (Hellenic national healthcare system flights).
* State, sanitary, humanitarian flights.
* Flights that indicate that they are in a dangerous situation (emergency flights).
* Military, Cargo, Fire fighting and Frontex flights.
* Technical landing flights where passengers do not disembark.
* Return flights of the aircraft only with its crew (ferry flights).

International Flights

From Tuesday 10 November 2020 at 06:00 in the morning the mandatory completion of the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) is extended to the electronic address and by all passengers of international flights departing from Greek airports.

At the same time, the obligation to fill in a PLF form for those traveling from abroad to Greece remains valid.

From Wednesday 11 November 2020 at 06:00 in the morning all passengers of flights coming from abroad (international routes) must have a negative test Covid-19 which will have been performed by the method of PCR, (taking oral or nasopharyngeal smear ), up to 72 hours before their arrival in Greece.

The notam will be valid until Monday, November 30, 2020 at midnight, the CAA stresses.

PLF Form here

Official statement at Civil Aviation website

Other lockdown restrictions here.

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  1. I had to fill PLF prior coming to Greece. Does this mean I have to fill now another one in order to leave? All best to KTG

  2. There is no form yet for departures from Greece on the site Or is it the same form as the arrival form?

  3. So this tells me that it is possible to leave Greece by international flight if I haventhe PLF.
    But how do I get to the airport under lockdown rules? I live 300 km away from the airport.