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Greece prolongs restrictions on all flights

Christian Fernsby |
Greece’s authorities have decided to prolong the restrictions on domestic flights until March 16 and international flights until March 22, after taking into account the COVID-19 situation in other countries, from which only essential travel will be permitted.

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Topics: GREECE   

The decision has been announced by Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

Third countries citizens’ wishing to enter Greece will not be allowed to do so as their states are considered as highly affected by the virus, while those coming from the European Union and the borderless area of Schengen will be eligible to enter Greece, despite the current restrictions.

According to CAA’s announcement, all persons coming from the following eight countries will be excluded from the aviation directive, Australia, the United Kingdom, South Korea, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Russia and Israel.

However, all travellers entering Greece from any foreign country, including European Union Member States, will be obliged to follow the seven-day mandatory quarantine requirement to minimize the transmission of the deadly virus in the country.

All passengers arriving from other states will be checked upon their arrival based on the Passenger Locator form procedures. In case any person tests positive for the Coronavirus pandemic will be obliged to undergo 14 days of mandatory quarantine.

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority has announced that the suspension of flights with Turkey has also been further extended.


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