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Greece Extends Restrictions for Flights from Albania, North Macedonia and Catalonia

Photo © European Union 2011 - EPThe Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) on Tuesday issued new aviation directives (NOTAM) that extend flight restrictions for all flights to Greece from Albania, North Macedonia and Catalonia.

The restrictions have been announced by the HCAA to curb the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country and will be in force until Monday, February 22.

According to the HCAA, all flights to and from Greece from Albania and North Macedonia will continue to operate only through Athens International Airport (AIA). Until the restriction is lifted there will be no routes from those countries to any other Greek airports.

In addition, the authority announced that flights between Greece and Catalonia, Spain, remain suspended.

Exempt from the restrictions are emergency flights, Hellenic national healthcare system flights, flights approved by the Greek Foreign Affairs Ministry for repatriation, state flights, sanitary flights, humanitarian 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).

Covid-19 travel restrictions for international flights

It is reminded that the submission of the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) by all passengers of international flights to Greece remains mandatory.

ALL travelers from abroad will also have to submit a negative Covid-19 test result (PCR) performed up to 72 hours before arrival in Greece.

7-day quarantine for all arrivals
All passengers entering Greece from any foreign country, including European Union member states, must self-isolate either at their home (for permanent residents) or at the place of temporary residence declared on the PLF, for 7 days.

For further information on travel restrictions for arrivals from international flights to Greece, press here.

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