Greece extends flight restrictions to 8 March

Photo: EPA Heraklion airport in Crete.

On Sunday, Greece extended incoming flight restrictions and obligatory self-isolation on international arrivals to 8 March. The Civil Aviation Authority (CYA) issued a new notice to airmen (notam), which among other rules the following needs to be met.

According to the document flights from non-EU and non-Schengen Agreement countries to Greece are banned. Exceptions include citizens of only Australia, Israel, New Zealand, the Russian Federation, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. However, there is a maximum number of travelers from the Russian Federation - 500 per week (permanent Russian residents).

Random testing will also be carried out on arrival at Greek airports. If results are positive, a 14-day quarantine will be required.

But either way, all international arrivals must furnish a negative coronavirus (PCR) test taken a maximum of 72 hours before travel and all international arrivals must observe a 7-day quarantine wherever they are housed (declared on the Passenger Locator Form, or PLF). For UK-originating passengers, a PCR test will be required after the 7-day quarantine, as well.

As GreekReport writes, the PLF is a key element. All travelers must not complete their PLF until the day before entering the country and the day before leaving the country, providing detailed information on their point of departure, the duration of previous stays in other countries, and the address of their stay while in Greece.

In case of multiple stays, they must provide the address for the first 24 hours at least. One PLF should be submitted per family.

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