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Greek Regional Airports Prepare to Open to International Flights

Greek Deputy Minister of Civil Protection and Crisis Management Nikos Hardalias is scheduled to visit 18 regional airports in Greece to coordinate their opening to international flights as of July 1. The airports have been closed to international flights since late March due to Covid-19 restrictions.

According to an announcement by the Greek Civil Protection Ministry, Hardalias will coordinate all the procedures for the safe start of the airports’ operation in cooperation with local authorities at each destination.

The deputy minister’s schedule begins on Friday at 8:30am from Zakynthos and ends at 3:45pm on Monday on Skyros.

Deputy Minister of Civil Protection and Crisis Management Nikos Hardalias.

In detail, Hardalias will visit, on Friday, June 26, the airports of Zakynthos (08:30), Kefalonia (10:15), Corfu (12:15), Ioannina (15:00), Kalamata (18:00); on Saturday, June 27, the airports of Kythira (10:00), Chania (12:00), Heraklion (16:30); on Sunday, June 28, the airports of Karpathos (08:00), Rhodes (09:45), Kos (13:00), Samos (15:15), Chios (17:30), Mytilene (19:15); and on Monday, June 29, the airports of Lemnos (08:00), Kavala (10:00), Skiathos (12:00), Skyros (15:45).

Greek Deputy Minister Nikos Hardalias (center) during his recent visit to Thessaloniki’s Makedonia Airport when it opened to international flights.

Hardalias is scheduled to hold meetings with representatives from the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority, airport management bodies and the Greek police to ensure the smooth implementation of safety measures and health protocols at all airports. He will also meet with the local authorities of each region.

The secretary general of Civil Protection, Vassilis Papageorgiou, on Sunday and Monday will coordinate the opening of the airports of Araxos, Aktio, Anchialos, Mykonos, Paros and Santorini, that will also open to foreign flights next month.

As of July 1, COVID-19 sample tests for passengers arriving abroad will be carried out at Greece’s regional airports under the supervision of the Greek Civil Protection Ministry. EODY will be responsible for checking arrivals in the ports of Patras and Igoumenitsa.

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  2. ioannis Reply

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  3. Fritz Schreur Reply

    Buchung für eien Flug

    • Fritz Schreur Reply

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  4. Barry Reply

    Kali spera

    Is it true that travellers from Israel are forbidden now from entering greece? I have a flight to Athens (on my way to Karpathos) on July 14th. If it’s true, any advice?


  5. N.H.Knappe Reply

    I am daily following the newsletters from the Government, but must say very confusing. Arrivals have to fill up a PLF at least 48 hrs prior to arrival, how do they get the “Unique Quick Response Code” and can you use this QR on your phone or do you have to print a hard copy?

    • GTP editing team Reply

      According to the information provided by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection, after submitting the PLF form, you will receive a personal QR code. You must then present the QR code – either via mobile phone or on hard copy – upon your arrival in Greece.

  6. Raethlein, Monika Reply

    You only want to know my name, my email adress and the name of the aircraft company?

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