NOTAM extension for international flights until 26 November


The aviation directive with the conditions of entry into the Greek territory for flights abroad is extended until Friday, November 26, 2021, according to an announcement of the Civil Aviation Service.

In particular, the notam for flights from abroad that will be valid until 26/11/21 provides the following:

Prohibitions on third-country nationals: The new aviation directive prohibits third-country nationals other than the EU and the Schengen Agreement, including their spouses or persons with whom they have entered into a cohabitation agreement, from entering the country. and their minor children. Excludes passengers traveling for essential reasons and permanent residents of the following 41 countries: Australia, Northern Macedonia, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, United Kingdom, Israel, Canada, Belarus, New Bahrain, Bahrain, South Bahrain , Qatar, China, Kuwait, Ukraine, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Japan, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Jordan, Moldavia, Moldavia, Moldavia, Moldavia, Moldova , Argentina, India, Uruguay, Sultanate of Oman, Chile, Kosovo * and Chinese Taipei **.

What applies to the PLF: All travelers to Greece, regardless of nationality, fill in the electronic form PLF (Passenger Locator Form), at the electronic address 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.

Entering Greece with a vaccine certificate or negative PCR / RAPID TEST or disease certificate or digital certificate: For travelers to Greece, the condition for entering the country is one of the following:

1) To have completed at least fourteen (14) days before the vaccination for coronavirus COVID-19 and to present a vaccination certificate, in Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Russian, which has been issued by a public authority.

2) To have been diagnosed negative in a laboratory test for coronavirus COVID-19 by the PCR method within the last seventy two (72) hours, or within forty eight (48) hours before their arrival in Greece for the test with rapid test .

3) Alternatively, travelers to Greece must have a certificate / certificate of illness issued thirty (30) days after the first positive test and its validity lasts up to one hundred and eighty (180) days after it.

4) Flight travelers from abroad can also carry, in digital or printed form, a European digital certificate COVID-19 (EU DIGITAL COVID-19 CERTIFICATE), as well as third countries, which contains information about the vaccination or the result of the last test (48-hour rapid test or 72-hour PCR) or coronavirus disease.

Tests on children from 12 years and over: The obligation of the conditions (vaccine or negative test or certificate of illness or digital certificate), for entry into Greece is valid for children from twelve (12) years and over.

Traveler sampling: In addition to all international passengers, a rapid test will be performed upon arrival, based on the procedure provided by the Passenger Locator Form. If the rapid test is positive, it will be repeated immediately with PCR test. In case the tests find a passenger positive, the quarantine will be valid for 10 days, while if the foreign passenger is vaccinated and the rapid test on arrival shows that he is positive for the disease, he will remain in isolation for 7 days. In both cases (10 or 7 days of temporary restriction), in order to lift the quarantine, the persons are subject to mandatory laboratory testing by PCR on the last day of their temporary restriction. All foreign passengers must faithfully follow the instructions of the health authorities of our country.

Air directive for nationals of Argentina, India, Uruguay, Sultanate of Oman and Chile: Permanent residents of these third countries, in addition to all other conditions of entry into Greece provided by the foreign flight directive, will enter the country on must be tested at the airport (pcr or rapid).

Airline instruction for Russian passengers: All travelers who are permanent residents of Russia to Greece must have a negative PCR (72 hours) or rapid test (48 hours) certificate. This measure is mandatory and applies to all passengers who are permanent residents of Russia, whether vaccinated or not. In addition, all travelers / permanent residents from Russia will be required to take a test with Covid-19 upon arrival in Greece.

Mandatory arrival test for travelers, regardless of nationality, from the following 16 countries (only valid for unvaccinated passengers): Passengers on flights from Egypt, Albania, Argentina, Bulgaria, Brazil, Georgia, Cuba, United States , China, Libya, Morocco, Northern Macedonia, Pakistan, Russia and Turkey, regardless of their nationality, will be required to arrive at the airport. If the rapid test is positive, it will be repeated immediately with PCR test. This airline directive will only apply to passengers who have not been vaccinated as there is an exception for travelers / passengers who have been vaccinated or have contracted Covid-19.

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 protective mask. Passengers are also required to comply with the instructions of the permanent and temporary staff of airports or airlines responsible for the duties of supervision, crowd management and passenger assistance, in order to maintain the necessary distances and to ensure safe passage and control. to avoid overcrowding. The control of the above documents is carried out by the employees of the airlines and by sampling by the police authorities. The airlines are obliged to check the traveler before boarding, in order to confirm that he has the necessary documents and in case of violation they have the obligation to repatriate the passenger at their own risk and expense.


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