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Athens Airport to Offer Covid-19 Tests to Travelers

Athens International Airport (AIA) has announced that it will offer coronavirus (Covid-19) testing, upon request, to the traveling public and airport staff as of Wednesday, August 5.

The initiative will be carried out in cooperation with the Athens Medical Center in an aim to deal effectively with the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to an announcement by AIA, arriving or departing passengers and any employee of the airport can get a diagnostic molecular test (rRT-PCR), daily from 7am to 11pm, at facilities that will be set up at the Arrivals Level, between entrances 2 & 3.

The results of the PCR tests taken at Athens Airport will be available in 6 hours after samples are taken.

The Covid-19 test at Athens Airport is a private service and will cost 70 euros for travelers.

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  1. Ella Johns Reply

    I am flying from Naxos, Greece to the US but I have to overnight in Athens because there are no connecting flights the same day. I will be taking my COVID TEST in Naxos the day before. Will it still be valid?

  2. Flemming Stucker Reply

    What about people who have had fully vaccine?

  3. Abdulkadir Kasim Farah Reply

    I would like to travel from Athens to Veina on first of January 2021. Kindly, can I get my Covid test in the Airport before the flight?

    Many Thanks.

    • GTP editing team Reply

      You’re advised to contact the airport for further information: (+30) 210 35 30 000

  4. Michiel Antonie Diening Reply

    Passengers are asking you these focused questions to get straight forward answers and not referrals to people at the airport that never seem to answer their phones…..
    Suggest you get up to speed and respond accurately or find another line of work.

    • Liv C Reply

      I believe you are mixing responsibilities here. This is a news portal and it offers you the value of transporting this news to you. Whatever you choose to do with this news, including finding more answers that are not covered in the article, it is your responsibility. Not the responsibility of the news portal, even if it would add extra value to have this requested information covered.

  5. Heidi Reply

    Is it possible to get the covid test done during a layover at the Athens Airport? Do they issue PCR certificates after doing the test as this is the entry requirement for my next country?

    • Sus Reply

      If you test positive before usa flight but have your vaccines what happens

  6. Brett Ross Reply

    Can you have the PCR result in english

  7. Bret Ross Reply

    Can the PCR test result be written in English without translation delays . Thanks Brett

  8. Jonathan Reply

    Can I do the test immediately upon arrival since I will be departing Athens airport in 48 hrs. Thank you very much

    • GTP editing team Reply

      Hello Jonathan.
      You should contact the airport or your embassy directly to receive this information.

  9. Carlo Morgando Reply

    Is it possible to make the test in the time spent in Athens airport before fly back in Italy?In which way is it possible to make the reservation for the test?
    There is an official declaration for the Italians Health authorities that the travellers have done the test?

    • GTP editing team Reply

      Hello Carlo.
      You may want to contact Athens International Airport (AIA) directly for that question. AIA call center: (+30) 210 35 30 000

  10. Natalie Reply

    I have a question please. Can we receive the PCR test results performed at the airport the next day or do we have to stay to take them on the same day? Thank you

  11. Christine Reply

    As we are leaving from Greece can we make our Covid 19 test the day of departure at Athens airport and take the result same day ?

  12. NeoMod Reply

    That would be awesome. But I couldn’t find any confirmation in the Athens Airport website… could we assume that this service is operative?

  13. Brian Reply

    Will they issue a certificate to use when entering another country such as Cyprus Or the U.K. to avoid isolating

  14. Pamela Wigham Reply

    Brilliant Idea especially for tourists. Greece should be commended for the way in which they have kept this awful pandemic in check. Well done.

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