Greece: Suspension of flights extended

Greece: Suspension of flights extended

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced the suspension of all flights to and from Greece with five new Notams, with the aim of protecting travelers and citizens from the COVID-19 pandemic.

More specifically, the suspension of all passenger flights to and from Greece with Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands will be extended until 31 May 2020 at 23:59.

The temporary ban on flights to and from Albania and North Macedonia will continue until 14 June 2020 at 23:59.

The suspension of all air travels to the Greek Territory from Turkey is extended until 14 June 2020 at 23:59.

Arrivals/departures of international flights will only be allowed at the “Eleftherios Venizelos” Athens International Airport (AIA), with the specific aviation directive to remain in force until 31 May 2020 at 23:59

The temporary ban on entry into the country of non-European citizens will remain until 31 May 2020 at 23:59.

Flight exceptions

The decision on temporary flight suspensions does not apply for cargo, sanitary, humanitarian and ferry flights, state flights, emergency flights, military flights (Turkey is excluded), Frontex flights, refueling flights, flights supporting our National Health System, as well as repatriation flights for Greek citizens.

The following categories are also exempted from the temporary entry ban of non-European countries: Members of European citizens’ families, citizens of Schengen countries, health personnel, third-country nationals with long-term visas in a European or a Schengen country, government military, humanitarian personnel, aircraft crews and those non-European citizens who have obtained a travel permit from the Greek Consulate. /ibna