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Young Briton who forced flight to divert to Thessaloniki released without conditions

Α young Briton who was arrested at the international airport of Thessaloniki for forcing an airplane to divert and do an emergency landing was released by Greek authorities without conditions. The incident occurred last Friday on a commercial flight from London to Paphos, Cyprus. The 22-year-old became drunk and harassed …

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British airline passenger faces charges after flight was diverted

A British man has been charged in Thessaloniki with several offenses after his flight from London to Cyprus was diverted, police said. One of the charges, a felony, is endangering transportation and passenger and crew safety. The charges were pressed after the 22-year-old man faced a prosecutor Saturday. The easyJet …

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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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Greece reduces COVID-illness Certificates validity to 3 months for international, domestic flights

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) issued air directives (notam) for international and domestic flights regarding the validity period of Certificates of Covid-19 illness. According to the current legislation on the COVID-illness Certificates validity in effect from December 13, the illness-certificates validity period is reduced to 3 months from 6 as …

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Greece extends Covid-requirements for international flight passengers

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority CAA announced a new extension of measures for international flight passengers with the aim to contain the spread of Covid-19. CAA extends the air directive (notam) regarding the conditions of entry into Greek territory until 06:00 a.m. on Friday, October 1, 2021. The notam for flights …

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Greece’s Civil Aviation extends Covid-restrictions for international flight passengers

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority expended the air directive (notam) regarding Covid-requirements for international flight passengers. The new extension of the conditions of entry into the Greek territory aim to contain the spread of Covid-19. The Covid-requirements are extended until Friday, September 24, 2021, at 06:00 in the morning. In particular, …

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Mandatory Covid-19 test on arrival for unvaccinated passengers from 16 countries

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority extended the air directive (notam) regarding Covid-19 requirements and conditions of international flight passengers to enter Greece. At the same time, the notam provides that unvaccinated passengers arriving form 16 countries will have undergo a Covid-19 test upon arrival regardless of their nationality. The notam is …

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Greece extends restrictions for flight passengers and travel to Greek islands

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) extended on Tuesday the air directives (notams) for travelerss arriving to the country from abroad as well as for domestic flight passengers to the Greke islands. The directives are extended with the purpose of containing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The directives have been …

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UK, UAE passengers must undergo Rapid Covid-19 test upon arrival in Greece Feb 22-Mar 8

All passengers arriving from the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom between February 22  and 06:00 on March 8 must submit to a rapid test for coronavirus at the airport, the Greek Civil Aviation Auhtority (CAA) said on Monday. The CAS said that the air directive (notam) on the …

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Greece extends travel restrictions to international flight passengers

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority (CA) announced on Friday the extension of aviation directives (notams) and travel restrictions for all flight passengers arriving to Greece from abroad as well as restrictions for non-EU citizens with some exceptions. The notams refer among others, to the 7-day quarantine, PLF form, negative PCR Covid-19 …

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Emergency landing at Corfu airport after British passenger runs amok (UPD)

An aircraft flying the route Istanbul-Manchester made an emergency landing at the airport of the island of Corfu on Wednesday evening after a passenger ran amok. Due to an “emergency” situation, the aircraft was exceptionally allowed to land at the airport I. Kapodistrias as Greek airports are closed to flights …

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Greece Civil Aviation extends flight ban, non-EU citizens entry

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority extended the flight ban from several non-EU countries until the middle of the month August 2020 as the obligation to citizens from specific countries to enter only with negative Covid-19 test. These are new air instructions (notams) issued by the Civil Aviation Service, will be valid …

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Traveler from UK to the island of Aegina tested positive to Covid-19

A foreign national currently visiting the island of Aegina has been tested positive to Covid-19. The man arrived from UK via a transit airport to attend a funeral. He was tested upon his arrival at the Athens international airport on Saturday and immediately traveled to the island, an hour away …

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Coronavirus: Trump suspends travel from Schengen countries to US

US President Donald Trump has announced sweeping new travel restrictions on Europe in a bid to combat the spread of the coronavirus. But he said the “strong but necessary” restrictions would not apply to the UK, which has 460 cases of the virus. “We will be suspending all travel from …

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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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