The Greek Civil Aviation Authority issued the latest directive on February 21 to continue to extend flight restrictions on many countries and restrictions on entry to citizens of non-EU countries other than EU regulations until March 8.
The following measures will be implemented until 6 a.m. on March 8:
- 1. All personnel from the United Kingdom must conduct a rapid test for COVID-19 upon arrival in Greece. Patients with positive test results must be quarantined for 14 days.Passengers whose test results are negative must be tested for COVID-19 nucleic acid again after 7 days of self-isolation before they can be released from quarantine.
- 2. All personnel entering Greece from abroad, including passengers from EU member states, must report negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours and receive a rapid test for COVID-19 upon arrival. If the passenger tests positive, the quarantine will be mandatory for 14 days.
- 3. After entering Greece, passengers must self-isolate for 7 days according to the Greek address declared in the passenger positioning form. Travelers who plan to stay in Greece for less than 7 days must also self-isolate until they leave Greece.
- 4. All passengers need to fill in the Passenger Location Form at least 24 hours before leaving or entering Greece, providing information including place of departure, travel history, place of residence in Greece, etc. Before boarding the airline, the airline must confirm that the passenger has submitted the questionnaire and has received the corresponding QR code.
- 5. Citizens of non-EU countries other than EU regulations cannot enter Greece temporarily. Citizens of non-EU countries currently allowed to enter Greece include the United Kingdom, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, Russia and Israel.
- 6. Suspension of flights between Greece and Turkey.
- 7. Flights between Greece and Albania and North Macedonia are only allowed to take off and land at Athens International Airport.
- 8. Flights to and from Greece and Russia are only allowed to take off and land at Athens International Airport, Thessaloniki International Airport and Heraklion International Airport in Crete; the number of permanent Russian residents and citizens entering Greece is limited to up to 500 per week.