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Greece extends Covid-directives for flight passengers to Mar 7 (full list)

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) extended the current air directives for international flight passengers until the first week of March. In a press release, the CAA said that it extends the conditions of entry to Greece aiming to limit the spread of Covid-19 until March 7, 2022.

The air directives currently in effect are the following:

Mandatory PLF completion for all passengers: All travelers to Greece, regardless of nationality, fill in the electronic form PLF (Passenger Locator Form), at the electronic address https://travel.gov.gr any time before the departure of the flight to Greece. The proof of completion of the PLF electronic form, which is automatically sent by e-mail to the passenger by the system, is considered a necessary travel document.

Travelers with European Digital Certificate COVID-19 without test on arrival:

The entry of travelers from the Member States of the European Union (EU) and the Schengen Agreement, as well as from the thirty three (33) non-EU countries that have the European Union Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC), namely:

San Marino, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Vatican, North Macedonia, Georgia, Switzerland, El Salvador, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Lebanon, Morocco, Montenegro, Moldova, Monaco, Norway, New Zealand, Ukraine, Uruguay, Panama, Cape Verde, Serbia, Singapore, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Tunisia, Faeroe Islands, Chinese Taipei

is permitted by the display of a European Digital Certificate COVID-19, which contains information on one of the following:

a) Vaccination certificate valid for up to nine (9) months after the completion of the basic vaccination and without time limit for travelers who have received the booster dose.
b) Certificate of illness lasting up to one hundred and eighty (180) days.
c) Certificate of negative result, with the PCR method within the last seventy two (72) hours or alternatively to have been diagnosed negative in rapid test within twenty four (24) hours before their arrival in Greece.

No mandatory negative test upon arrival also for travelers from the USA, Australia and Canada. Documents needed:
a) Vaccination certificate valid for up to nine (9) months after the completion of the basic vaccination and without time limit for travelers who have received the booster dose.
b) Certificate of illness lasting up to one hundred and eighty (180) days.
c) Certificate of negative result, with the PCR method within the last seventy two (72) hours or alternatively to have been diagnosed negative in rapid test within twenty four (24) hours before their arrival in Greece.

With a negative test the entry into Greece regardless of vaccination for all other travelers:

All travelers to Greece, except the EU and the Schengen Agreement as well as from the thirty three (33) non-EU countries that have joined the system, including their spouses or persons with whom they have entered into a cohabitation agreement, and their minor children, regardless of their vaccination status, must have been negatively tested by PCR of the last seventy two (72) hours or alternatively to have been diagnosed negative in a rapid test within twenty four (24) hours before their arrival in Greece.

Checks on all passengers aged from five (5) years old and over: The obligation of the conditions for entering Greece is valid for children from five (5) years old and over.

Sampling of travelers and temporary isolation of five (5) days in case of infection with Covid-19:

All international passengers will be sampled (PCR or rapid test) upon arrival, based on the procedure provided by the Passenger Locator Form.

In case the test is positive, the passenger will be placed in quarantine / isolation for five (5) days, at home or in a suitable place of temporary residence indicated by the competent authorities.

The temporary isolation starts from the next day of their diagnosis as COVID-19 coronavirus positive.

After five (5) days and if there are no symptoms or the symptoms have improved, with complete remission of the fever for twenty-four (24) hours without the use of anti-fever drugs, the temporary isolation ends.

If the fever persists after five (5) days, the temporary isolation is extended until the fever has completely subsided.

These specific passengers are required to wear only a high respiratory protection mask (FFP2 or N95) or alternatively a double mask (surgical and fabric) for at least another five (5) days from the end of the isolation.

All foreign passengers must faithfully follow the instructions of the health authorities of our country.

The use of a mask is mandatory: At arrivals and departures inside airports, as well as during air flights, staff and passengers are required to wear a mask.

All passengers are required to comply with the rules.

CAA Notam Extension in Greek here

More information on the course of the coronavirus pandemic in Greece and lifting of general restrictions here on KTG

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