CAA Greece: International and domestic flights during the new lock-down

If you have planned a trip to Greece during November, the new lock-down is making travel a more complicated than we have hoped for. Here are some details on what flights are allowed, domestic and international, as well as what papers and tests need to be completed before the flight.

The Civil Aviation Authority has announced the new aviation directives (notam*) for domestic and international flights, which will be valid from today, Monday, November 9, until midnight on Monday, November 30, 2020 and aim to protect passengers and citizens from Covid-19 disease.

More specifically:

From Monday, November 9, 2020 at 06:00 in the morning regarding domestic flights (regular passenger services, general aviation and business routes – domestic flights, commercial and general/business aviation), only essential travel is allowed in all airports in the country. Essential travel includes travel for health, business/business purposes, objective family reasons (family reunification) and return to permanent residence.

From Tuesday 10 November, 2020 at 06:00 in the morning the mandatory completion of the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) form via the electronic address is extended, as well as all passengers of international flights departing from Greek airports. At the same time, there is an obligation to fill out a PLF form for those travelling from abroad to our country.

From Wednesday 11 November, 2020 at 06:00 in the morning all passengers of flights coming from abroad (international routes) must have a negative test Covid-19 which will have been performed by the method of PCR (taking oral or nasopharyngeal smear), up to 72 hours before their arrival in Greece.

*The following flights are excluded from notam:

Support flights of the Hellenic National healthcare system (Hellenic national healthcare system flights).
State flights.
Sanitary flights.
Humanitarian flights.
Flights that indicate that they are in a dangerous situation (emergency flights).
Military flights.
Cargo flights.
Fire fighting flights.
Frontex flights (frontex flights).
Technical landing flights where passengers do not disembark.
The return flights of an aircraft only with its crew (ferry flights).

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