An update has been provided by government website https://travel.gov.gr/ regarding the PLF form for outbound travel.
The rule concerns permanent residents of Greece (more information provided below).
Greece’s airports will remain open to domestic and international travel but restrictions will be in force, according to Civil Protection Deputy Minister Nikos Hardalias.
Those traveling to Greece on flights from abroad as of Wednesday, November 11, will be allowed admission in the country only by presenting a negative Covid-19 test result (PCR). The test must be taken 72 hours prior to arrival in Greece.
The submission of the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) by all passengers of international flights to Greece remains mandatory.
As of Tuesday, November 10, Greek citizens and permanent residents of Greece who travel by air to foreign countries (outbound travel) are required to fill out the PLF form before their departure from Greece and show it at the border checkpoint (proof of completion of the electronic PLF form is automatically sent by e-mail to each traveller electronically).
The PLF form for outbound travelers (Greek citizens and permanent residents of Greece) requests their contact details in Greece, their address in the country they are traveling to as well as the details of the family members traveling together. One form per family is needed.
The PLF form for outbound travelers (Greek citizens and permanent residents of Greece) is now available on https://travel.gov.gr/.
It was also announced that those entering Greece from land border points must also have a negative PCR test with them. The test must be taken at least 72 hours before arrival.
According to Civil Protection Deputy Minister Nikos Hardalias. the measure will be in force as of Wednesday, November 11
Further details are expected to be released.
During Greece’s three-week lockdown, as of 6am Monday, November 9, air travel within the country (regular passenger services, general aviation and business routes – domestic flights, commercial and general / business aviation) and outside the boundaries of each prefecture is allowed in all airports strictly for:
– return to permanent residence (proof of residence, such as the E1 tax return form, will be required)
– family reunification
– business purposes
– health purposes (essential travel)
Any other form of travel between prefectures is not allowed.
Passengers must have an accompanying travel certificate with them describing the reason of their movement.
Exempt from the domestic flight restrictions are Hellenic national healthcare system flights, state flights, sanitary flights, humanitarian flights, emergency flights, military flights, cargo flights, fire fighting flights, frontex flights, technical landing flights (where passengers do not disembark) and ferry flights (return of with crew without passengers).
How to get to the airport during lockdown
GTP Headlines contacted the Greek General Secretariat for Civil Protection and requested what documentation is needed (for reason of movement) by those wanting to go to the airport to catch a flight.
According to their answer, those traveling to the airport must have their airline booking with them (printed or in mobile form) and a handwritten statement (signed by the traveler) stating the reason for movement.
Press here for more information on when movement in Greece is allowed during lockdown.
It is noted that lockdown measures and rules are subject to change – with little to no advance notice – based on the latest scientific and research information.