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Greece Extends Flight Ban for Italy, Spain, UK and The Netherlands

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The ban on flights between Greece and four countries – Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and The Netherlands – has been extended as part of the preventive measures taken to limit the further spread of the Covid-19 virus.

According to an aviation directive (NOTAM) by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA), the ban on flights* between Greece and the four countries has been extended for two weeks and will be in force until June 14.

Greece also has a ban on flights* to/from Albania, Northern Macedonia and Turkey, also until June 14.

It is noted that Greece will resume flights with Albania and Northern Macedonia as of June 15. The two countries have been included on the official list of countries from which visitors will be able to arrive and holiday in Greece from mid-June.

Int’l flights to Thessaloniki from June 15

The HCAA also announced that as of June 15 international flights to Greece will be allowed to land at Thessaloniki Airport “Makedonia”. The country currently permits flights from abroad to land only at Athens International Airport (AIA).

The aviation directive is valid for both airports until Tuesday, June 30, at 23:59, and excludes foreign incoming flights from landing at other airports in Greece.

International flights are expected to be permitted to land at all Greek airports as of July 1, according to a recent government announcement.

* The temporary suspension of flights from the aforementioned countries excludes repatriation flights of Greek citizens, cargo flights, sanitary flights, humanitarian flights, return flights only with its crew (ferry flights), state flights, emergency flights, military flights (except to and from Turkey), Frontex flights, refueling flights and National Health System support flights.

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  1. Eleni Reply

    Hi I’m Greek but I live in Nederland in August I want to visit my family is that possible!?

  2. Eleni Reply

    Hi I live in Nederland but I’m Greek I want to visit my family in August is that possible?

  3. Constantine Georgiles Reply

    I am from the UK and hold a British passport. I am Greek on my mother’s side and have an aunt in Athens who is elderly and who I would like to see. When can I visit her?

  4. Nureen munir Reply

    I am from uk i need to visit my husband it has been 7 months i havnt seen him is there any way i can get to athens?

  5. Upaddaya Yurmila Reply

    My son and I have booked our tickets to Greece on the 4 the of August. We are from Singapore. Is there a ban for us? Please can anyone specify? Thanks!

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