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Greece to abolish Passenger Location Form (PLF) by mid-March

The condition to complete the Passenger Location Form (PLF) by those visiting Greece will be abolished by mid-March, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias announced on Thursday.The country also increase capacity for touristic buses and implements new health protocols for touristic accommodation. “Following the recommendation by the Experts’ Committee of the Health …

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Greece closes its airspace for all aircraft of Russian interest – CAA NOTAM

Greece on Monday closed its airspace for all Russian aircraft in line with a European Union decision, the country’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said in an air directive issued in the morning. The flight ban goes in effect from Monday, February 20, 2022 and will apply for three months. Only …

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Foreign Ministry advises Greeks to avoid traveling to Russia

Greeks should avoid traveling to the Russian Federation, the spokesman of the Foreign Ministry in Athens said on Sunday afternoon as more and more European countries close their national airspace to Russian planes. “Greeks are advised to avoid not necessary travel to the Russian Federation” spokesman Alexandros Papaioannou told state …

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Greece Civil Aviation issues 3-month ban of civilian flights using Ukraine FIR

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority CAA has issues a three-month ban on civilian aircraft using Ukraine-controlled airspace. In a statement issued on Thursday, the CAA cites the relevant decision of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), also issued on February 24, 2022. According to CAA, the ban of flights using …

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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 …

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EU advises further relaxing of Covid travel rules for foreigners

European Union member countries agreed Tuesday that they should further facilitate tourist travel into the 27-nation bloc for people who are vaccinated against the coronavirus or have recovered from Covid-19. The European Council is recommending that EU nations next month lift all testing and quarantine requirements for people who received …

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greekend*: Greece’s Tourism Organization promotion campaign for city breaks

Greece’s National Tourism Organization (EOT) launched a new advertising campaign on Thursday, touting the country’s  attractions as a city break destination. Coining the word ‘Greekend,’ the campaign encourages people to “end your week like a Greek.” “In just a few hours from home, why not make your next weekend, a …

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Athens Metro extends operation hours on Fridays and Saturdays

Athens Metro lines 2 and 3 will extend their operating hours on Fridays and Saturdays and trains will run until 01:30 in the morning, managing company STASY announced on Friday. The extension will be in effect from March 4, 2022. According to STASY the last trains will depart from Syntagma …

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EU countries aim to lift Covid restrictions by mid-March, says Greece’s Minister

All the countries at the EU Health Ministers Council meeting said that they aim to lift remaining restrictions to control the transmission of the coronavirus by mid-March, depending on the pressure facing individual countries’ health system,” Greece’s Health Minister Thanos Plevris said on Thursday. Speaking to Skai TV, Plevris said …

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Greece scraps mandatory Covid-test for travelers from USA, Canada, Australia

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority modified its latest air directive (NOTAM) and scrapped the requirement of mandatory Covid-19 for travelers from the United States, Canada and Australia. Travelers from these three countries will not longer have to present a negative Covid-19 test, provided they have a vaccination certificate or a certificate …

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Ferries docked at Greece’s ports, sea traffic disrupted due to winds up to 10 Beaufort

Stormy winds blowing with intensity up to 10 Beaufort in the Aegean and the Ionian Sea on Tuesday, February 8, have disrupted sea traffic and forced big and small ferries to be docked at the ports of several parts of Greece. Ferries remain docked at the ports of Piraeus, Rafina …

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Greece Civil Aviation issues new Covid-instructions for flight passengers

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced on Sunday the new flight instructions with the conditions of entry into Greece to limit the spread of COVID-19 disease. The new instructions exclude vaccinated passengers with European Digital Covid Certificate from manadoty covid-test. The new flight instructions are valid from Monday, February 7, …

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Ships and ferries docked in Piraeus, Rafina & Lavrio due to gale force winds

Ships and ferries in the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrion bound for islands in the Cyclades, in the Dodecanese and the island of Crete remained docked on Thursday due to high winds registering up to 9 on the Beaufort scale. Sailings in the Argosaronic Gulf – Angistri, Egina, Hydra, …

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