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Greece Extends Flight Ban for Turkey, UK Until July 15

Kalamata Airport. Photo Source: CCA

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) on Tuesday issued an aviation directive (NOTAM), which extends the temporary suspension of flights from and to Turkey and the United Kingdom until July 15.

Greece’s ban on flights to/from Turkey and the UK originally expired on June 30.

The new NOTAM also bans flights from/to Sweden until July 15. It was released as part of the preventive measures taken to limit the further spread of the Covid-19 virus.

The temporary suspension of flights from/to the UK, Turkey and Sweden excludes cargo flights, sanitary flights, humanitarian flights, aircraft return flights only with its crew (ferry flights), state flights, emergency flights, military flights (except to and from Turkey), Frontex flights, fire fighting flights, landings for technical reasons without passenger disembarkation, National Health System support flights and repatriation flights of Greek citizens.

The ban of entry to Greece by non-EU nationals has also been extended to July 15.

The following 14 countries are excluded from the NOTAM: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.

Exempt from the measure are family members of European citizens; citizens of Schengen countries; passengers traveling for emergency reasons; health personnel; specialized scientific staff; third-country nationals who have a long-term visa in a European and a Schengen country; government, diplomatic, military and humanitarian personnel; students; aircraft with passengers in transit; aircraft crew and non-EU citizens that have a permit for their trip from the Greek Consulate.

Please note: For clarifications on entrance to Greece as of July 1, travelers are advised to contact the closest Greek Embassy or consulate prior to travel or consult directly with the airport.

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  1. Alexiou Reply

    visitors from Turkey spends more money than any other tourists here in Greek islands
    we want ferry and flights to start again asap between Greece and Turkey

  2. Carol D Reply

    He flied from Bulgaria

  3. Martin Walsh Reply

    Why was the father of the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, allowed to travel to Greece today the 2nd of July??

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