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Molecular Covid-tests at 5 Greek airports to locate possible mutations

The 6th Health district will collect samples to conduct molecular PCR tests for COVID-19 at five Greek airports with international flights. The collected samples aim to locate possible new mutations of the virus as part of a research study. According to an announcement, the 6th Health district in cooperation with …

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Conditions in Greek airports better than in other European airports

Flight delays in Greek airports are far fewer in comparison with the chaotic conditions prevailing in other European airports, Infrastructure and Transport ministry sources said on Wednesday. Problems prevailing in large European airports accounted for at least 80% for any small flight delays occurring in some Greek airports, the sources …

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Greece Civil Aviation: “Mask recommendation” for flight passengers

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority CAA issued a statement saying that the use of mask in air travel is “optional” and not “mandatory” from 1. June 2022. CAA Announcement The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announces to the passenger public that, as of today, Wednesday, June 1, 2022, the health restriction Covid-19, …

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Passenger traffic at Greece’s airports soars Jan-Apr 2022

Passenger traffic at Greece’s airports soared 383% to reach 8.1 million in the period January-April 2022, compared with the same period in 2021 when only 1.7 million were recorded due to Covid restrictions, the Civil Aviation Authority said on Monday. The CAA added on its statement that scheduled flights at …

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EU authorities drop mandatory mask in airplanes and airports

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) issued an update on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, to the health safety measures for air travel, paving the way for a relaxation of the need to wear medical masks on board a flight, but …

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Greece temporarily bans flights to Thessaloniki, notams for other airports

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued several air notifications (notam) that include the temporary suspension of flights to/from “Macedonia” airport in Thessaloniki, while they lift restrictions to other Greek airports. Thessaloniki and Serres are in full lockdown from 3. November 2020 and for 14 days. Aviation directive for flight …

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Passenger traffic at Greek airports plunged 99% in April

Domestic and international passenger traffic at Greece’s airports plummeted by an unprecedented 99% in April due to the flight bans because of the coronavirus, the Greek Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) reported on Friday. Only 37,273 passengers flew in April, marking a dramatic 99% drop, when in comparison 3,745,671 passengers were …

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Greece tightens lockdown checks, suspends inter-island travel with few exceptions

Greece’s Civil Protection announced on Wednesday a series of stringent controls at the main exits of Athens and other cities and suspended inter-island travel with a few exceptions. In an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus, authorities will intensify lockdown checks at highways and toll stations, ports and airports, …

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Greek gov’t to end flight delays with urgent measures

The Greek government has issued several urgent measures in an attempt to reduce a growing problem in Greece. On the surface, all is well as the country’s tourism sector continues to grow. According to the European Travel Commission, foreign arrivals in Greece are up 8% so far this year. But …

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Greece arrests 5,633 at airports trying to leave the country with fake ID

Greek authorities say they have arrested 5,633 people, mostly migrants, so far this year for trying to fly out of the country with forged identity papers — with sharp increases in arrests at key airports. Police said the largest number of arrests was at Iraklion airport on Crete, where 1,511 …

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