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Non-essential Domestic Air Travel Still Banned in Greece

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) on Sunday issued a Covid-19 aviation directive (NOTAM) that extends travel restrictions for domestic flights (travel between prefectures) in Greece.

According to the updated Covid-19 NOTAM, all non-essential travel between Greek prefectures remains prohibited until 6am on April 19.

The ban on non-essential domestic air travel is part of the Greek government’s efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in the country and concerns all domestic scheduled, commercial and general/business flights.

The updated aviation directive states that only essential travel is allowed for health and business reasons, family reunification, and returning to permanent residence.

Exempt from the restrictions are emergency flights, Hellenic national healthcare system flights, 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).

It is reminded that authorities have also extended the Covid-19 travel restrictions for all international flights to Greece until April 19. The restrictions include a 7-day quarantine measure for all arrivals from abroad (except passengers from Israel that hold a Covid-19 vaccination certificate and negative PCR test). Press here for more information.

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