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Updated on April 26th
Updated on April 26th
We would like to inform you that based on Greek Government’s decision, the following are valid:
a. they have a negative PCR test performed less than three days (72 hours) prior to their trip (this includes children traveling from abroad, aged five and over), or
b. they have a vaccination certificate issued by a public authority in the English language, stating that 14 days have passed since the completion of their full vaccination for Covid-19.
Restrictions are not applied for transit travelers.
Following recent announcements by the Greek Government, entrance is allowed to passengers:
All passengers travelling on international flights to Greece:
(*) IMPORTANT: travelers from all EU member states, the United States, the United Kingdom, Serbia, Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, Rwanda, Russia and Singapore, will be able to enter Greece without having to undergo the seven-day mandatory quarantine after arrival only if they have proof of vaccination or present a negative PCR test performed less than three days prior to their trip.
Passengers departing from Greece (outgoing passengers)
Additionally, you could visit the destination airport website for Covid-19 related info or contact the Embassy/Consulate of the country you are going to visit.
– Wearing a mask is mandatory everywhere in public (indoors and outdoors).
– A 24-hour restriction on movement must be followed
– People are allowed to leave their homes only for specific reasons and must notify authorities by sending an SMS to the five-digit mobile phone service 13033. More details here.
– Teleworking is mandatory for 50 percent of employees
– A number of businesses, including bars, cafes will remain closed.
TRAVELING OUT OF HOME PREFECTURES IS BANNED:
The non-essential travel restriction for domestic flights (travel between prefectures) in Greece has been extended until 6am on Monday, May 3rd. The updated NOTAM concerns domestic scheduled, commercial and general/business flights and foresees that only essential travel is allowed for health and business reasons, family reunification, and returning to permanent residence.
MOVEMENT IN THE COUNTRY
As a matter of urgency for the containment of the COVID-19 spread, the government decided to apply a ban on night-time traffic and people movements as from 21:00 and until 05:00. Arriving and departing passengers on flights scheduled within the night ban, will be exempted.
See more info about risk areas in Greece.
We wish to remind our travelers to check the latest travel requirements applicable to your destination country, as well as your point of origin, as you prepare for your travel. Before your trip, please take the following five (5) ACTIONS:
As of Tuesday, November 10th, those traveling abroad from Greece (outbound travelers) will also be obliged to fill out the PLF form at least 24hrs before departure. The Form can be found here.
Travelers out of Greece will be required to self-isolate for a given period after several European countries revised their travel restrictions due to a surge in Covid-19 infections this month. Please find at this link the list of designated clinics in Greece that offer Covid-19 RNA test service.
Effective from Sunday, January 24th, at Athens International Airport a testing facility from IATRIKON ATHINON will be available to perform Rapid tests between 08:30 - 17:00. The test outcome certificate will be provided in English. In order to avoid any potential delay, it is highly recommended to the passengers to be at the airport at least 4,5 hours before their scheduled flight.
Please note that many of the countries within Europe and require to fill in and electronically submit a compulsory Form (PLF ) 24 hours before departure. Please find below the travel restrictions and the relevant forms. For more details about each destination please use this IATA link here to get the latest travel restrictions / updates from IATA (Regulations Map*) or this link from the European Union.
Following recent announcements by the Greek Government, entrance is allowed to passengers:
All passengers travelling on international flights to Greece:
The PLF Process is a process of the Official Authorities of the Greek Government and the General Secretariat for Civil Protection. For any questions regarding the completion and dispatch of the QR code, please contact the Official Authorities.
Upon arrival in Greece
Passengers departing from Greece (outgoing passengers)
The PLF Process is a process of the Official Authorities of the Greek Government and the General Secretariat for Civil Protection. For any questions regarding the completion and dispatch of the QR code, please contact the Official Authorities.
Entry to Albania is allowed to all passengers as per the general entry requirements for Albania (passport and VISA restrictions).
Upon arrival, zone temperature measurement with a calibrated thermometer will be performed in a non-evasive method.
Upon arrival, a Health Declaration Form will be handed to the passengers to be completed.
Passengers arriving from Australia, Iceland, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore & the Vatican and who have only been to these countries or in Austria within the last 10 days are free to enter Austria without obligation to self-isolate or provide a PCR or Antigen test of COVID-19.
Third-country nationals arriving from out of Schengen area or from out of countries listed above are not allowed to enter Austria.
Remaining passengers, such as passengers travelling from Greece, are required to provide a negative PCR / LAMP / TMA test not older than 72 hours or Antigen not older than 48 h upon arrival or perform one of the aforementioned types of test within 24 hours after arrival and start a 10-day quarantine regardless of the test result, which is considered to have ended if a PCR / LAMP / TMA or antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 is carried out at the earliest on the 5th day after entry and the test result is negative. Children up to the age of 10 are exempted from any obligation to take a molecular-biological / Antigen-test.
People who have to start a quarantine must present confirmation of the availability of suitable accommodation upon arrival and the costs must be borne.
The certificate confirming the negative test result must be available in English or in German.
Possible further exemptions and details are available here.
All passengers fill out and submit before entering Austria the electronic registration form, a so-called pre-travel clearance (PTC). The form is available at the following links:
The document is valid in both printed and digital form. This means that presenting the QR code on mobile devices such as smartphones is also permitted. If the Registration through the electronic form is not possible, exceptionally forms in hard copy can be used instead (check links).
Upon arrival in Austria, all passengers must show either their online registration confirmation (printed or electronically e.g. on smartphone) or the paper form along with their PPT/ID to the Austrian authorities.
Entry to Belgium is allowed to passengers:
Belgium has taken measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and has implemented a ban on all non-essential trips in and out of the country. More information on essential travel can be found here.
Important note: All passengers travelling to or from Belgium are required to carry the Sworn statement completed.
As of 13th of February: All individuals, from the age six (6), who do not have their primary residence in Belgium must present a negative result of PCR test COVID-19, conducted at the earliest 72 hours before departure.
The certificate confirming the negative test result must be available on paper or in electronic form, in Dutch, French, German, or English and must indicate the date when the sample was collected.
In the absence of a negative test result, the carrier is obliged to refuse boarding.
Prior to their journey, passengers must complete the PLF, conduct the PCR test and fill in the digital or paper “Sworn Statement” form.
The Belgian approach for people arriving in Belgium depends on whether they are returning from a red, orange or green zone. Depending on the country or region passengers are travelling from, different measures may apply regarding quarantine requirement after arrival in Belgium.
Due to the fact that the country categorization is subject to frequent change, passengers should always check the current status.
All passengers travelling to or from Belgium are required to carry a Sworn Statement. Passengers have to download and fill in the statement and have it available before boarding to or from Belgium.
All passengers travelling to Belgium by air and who have left the country for more than 48 hours have to fill in additionally the electronic Belgian Passenger Locator Form (PLF) beforehand, regardless of their departure point and nationality. Passengers failing to comply with this obligation or providing misleading or incomplete information can be denied access to the Belgian territory and fined. Passengers failing to comply, will be denied boarding.
For passengers who were technically unable to submit an electronic PLF two (2) copies of the paper PLF will be distributed by the ground personnel to be completed and signed by the passengers. One copy will be given to the authorities by the cabin crew who collect the forms on board on a sealed envelope & the second copy stays with the passenger for at least 48 hours after arrival to Brussels.
If, after having sent the PLF form, the passenger receives a text message with instructions about a quarantine, these instructions must be followed closely.
In order to be able to indicate on the new E-PLF that a passenger is travelling for professional reasons, the employee or employer must complete the Business Travel Abroad - form (BTA). The BTA can be used by both Belgian employers/employees and foreign employers/employees. The employee who travels for professional reasons will receive a BTA code after filling in the BTA, which can be entered on the E-PLF.
Entry to Bulgaria is allowed to:
All persons allowed to enter the country shall be admitted to Bulgaria with a negative result of a PCR test carried out up to 72 hours before entering the country. The PCR test certificate should indicate names and address (in Latin), contact info of the tested person and actual time of testing.
Bulgarian citizens and individuals holding Bulgarian permanent or long-term residence permission and their family members, who do not carry a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate shall be placed under quarantine for a period of 10 days.
Exceptions: Crews of vessels and aircraft etc, persons passing transit the territory of the republic of Bulgaria.
The Republic of Cyprus accepts flights, from all countries but with different conditions regarding the required documents.
There are four (4) categories, in which countries are divided according to their epidemiological situation: Green, Orange, Red & Grey.
The categorization of the countries will be updated by the Ministry of Health, on a weekly basis. Passengers are strongly advised to check the announcements here.
The COVID-19 measures per category are the following:
Greece is categorized as one of the “Red” countries and the below measures apply:
Passengers are required to perform double laboratory analysis, i.e. negative PCR laboratory analysis within 72 hours before departure & another PCR laboratory analysis upon arrival in Cyprus (paid by passenger’s expenses). No self-restraint/quarantine measures apply in this category.
The certificate confirming the negative test result must be available in English or in Greek.
Only children below the age of twelve (12) are exempted.
Transfer* and Τransit** passengers must apply and obtain the Cyprus Flight Pass by completing the relevant information in the application form.
Passengers who disembark, exit immigration and have to recheck-in are not considered as Τransfer or Transit passengers and need to complete the application form as arriving passengers to Cyprus, fulfilling the prerequisites of the country category of their departure.
*Transfer Passengers are passengers who travel from a departure country via Cyprus, disembark in Cyprus and continue their travel on a connecting flight to their onward destination with the same or different airline without having to recheck in.
**Transit Passengers are passengers who travel from a departure country via Cyprus, do not disembark in Cyprus and continue their travel on the same flight to their onward destination.
Τhe Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works announces that as of 1st February 2021, the contact information for the call centre for the assistance of passengers who intend to travel from abroad to Cyprus and may have queries regarding the use of the e-platform “CyprusFlightPass”, will be the following:
Queries via telephone:
Calls within Cyprus: 1474
Calls from abroad: +357 22 285 757
For queries in writing, click here.
Also, passengers are advised to regularly advise the following pages:
Until further notice, entry to Czech Republic is allowed to:
Citizens from EU and citizens from Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, UK, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican city are possible to travel to Czech Republic only for essential reason of travel, such as trips to one’s place of residence, work, study, essential family visit, visiting healthcare facilities. It is not possible to travel to Czech Republic for the purpose of tourism or visiting friends.
As of 08/03/2021 Greece is marked as a “red” country.
The following new rules apply both to the arrivals of foreign nationals and to the returns of Czech citizens and residents to the Czech Republic.
Caution: The duration of the stay in the Czech territory must not exceed 12 hours.
The list of countries, according to the level of risk, is regularly reviewed and updated, so passengers are advised to check it frequently before their flight.
The authorities have imposed the requirement to wear an FFP2 mask or two surgical masks, one on top of the other, inside all buildings with the exception of private households. This obligation includes the airport as well. It is possible to buy respirators and masks at the airport.
Until further notice, entry to Denmark is allowed to passengers arriving from the “Open Countries List”. Other persons wishing to enter Denmark can expect to be rejected at the Danish borders, unless they have a worthy purpose for entering Denmark. Special exemptions apply to Scandinavian countries and Germany.
Important update: As of Sunday, 07/02/2021, there is a new requirement for testing upon entry into Denmark enters into force on.
The Danish authorities have now introduced requirements for mandatory COVID-19 testing and subsequent isolation for 10 days upon entry into Denmark. This means that all passengers must be registered and have an antigen test performed upon arrival at Copenhagen Airport. This requirement is a supplement to the already applicable entry restrictions.
The antigen test is free for arriving passengers and has a response time of 15 minutes.
Passengers in transit with an onward journey by air and can show proof of onwards journey from CPH (boarding pass) are exempted from this rule.
The above measure is in addition to the obligation for all passengers to present a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours of boarding the plane. Children under the age of 12 are excluded from the test requirement. No specific type of COVID-19 test is required. This means that both PCR tests and antigen tests are accepted. The certificate confirming the negative test result must be available in English or in Danish.
It should be noted that the COVID-19 test requirement prior to boarding also applies to the following cases:
For inbound travel, the Danish definition of “worthy purpose” for non-Danes to enter into Denmark has been further strengthened. Going forward “worthy purpose” only covers foreign arrivals that are employed for work in Denmark.
GREECE is on the list of high-risk countries within the EU and the Schengen area, so in order to enter to Denmark the same restrictions apply:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sweden has closed its border to Denmark. Only Swedes and permanent residents of Sweden are allowed to entry from Denmark.
All passengers, including Egyptians, travelling to Egypt must be in possession of negative PCR test certificate for COVID-19, maximum 72 hours before flight departure time. Passengers travelling from New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, Japan, China, Thailand, North America, South America, Canada, and transiting through London Heathrow, Paris, Rome and Frankfurt will be allowed to provide the test certificate performed maximum 96 hours.
The submitted PCR certificate will be accepted if it meets the below requirements:
Exceptions from test requirement:
In case of any violation, fines might be imposed. Please be informed that as soon as a passenger leaves Egypt the PCR analysis will be considered expired and not valid for entering / return to Egypt one more time, thus a new test is needed.
Upon arrival in Egypt:
Entry to Finland is allowed to nationals:
Self-quarantine is recommended for those arriving in Finland.
All passengers arriving to Finland from abroad must present a negative COVID-19 test certificate before boarding the aircraft.
The certificate must include the following information:
The certificate must be written in English.
Passengers must present their COVID-19 test certificates to health authorities at the airport upon arrival in Finland.
In case the passenger holds a medical certificate indicating that passenger has already recovered from COVID-19 and it has been less than 6 months from infection, separate negative COVID-19 test certificate is not required.
COVID-19 vaccination certificates are not yet applicable to replace the negative COVID-19 test certificate.
More information can be found here.
From 24 January 2021, all passengers, aged 11 or older, arriving in France will need to present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 less than 72 hours before boarding. The result of the test should be written in English or in French. If the result is written in any other language, it will not be accepted, and the passenger will not be allowed to board.
Types of accepted test:
Types of test NOT accepted:
A passenger may be subjected to quarantine measures in case of COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival.
A passenger may be subjected to a suggestion on voluntary quarantine depending on their provenance at their arrival in France. Voluntary quarantine details will be given to passengers upon arrival.
Travellers must complete and carry a sworn statement that they do not show any COVID-19 symptom.
Travellers must present their certificate and sworn statement to the transport company before boarding and upon arrival. Failing to comply on the above should result in a denial of boarding.
Entry rules for COVID-19 vaccinated passengers
Citizens of all countries, travelling by air from any country, may enter Georgia if they present the document confirming the full course (two doses) of any COVID-19 vaccination at the border checkpoints of Georgia.
Entry rules for non-vaccinated passengers
Citizens and residence permit holders of the following states, may enter Georgia by air under the conditions mentioned below:
For entering Georgia, they must comply with the following conditions:
The certificate confirming the negative test result must be available in English or in Georgian.
In case of absence of COVID test carriage should be denied.
Temporary travel restriction applies to all non-essential travel from third countries to the federal republic of Germany.
Prolonged entry possibilities will be given to travellers from all third countries, who have an important reason for travel.
All individuals entering the Federal Republic of Germany from abroad are obliged to display before departure a negative molecular test for COVID-19, conducted up to 48 hours before entry.
The test evidence must be provided on paper or in an electronic document, in each case in German, English or French. The test result must be kept for at least 10 (ten) days after entry.
In principle, methods of nucleic acid amplification technology (PCR, LAMP, TMA) and Antigen tests for the direct detection of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 are accepted.
Rapid antigen tests are recognized if they meet the minimum criteria recommended by the WHO. These include tests that, compared to PCR tests, achieve a ≥80% sensitivity and ≥97% specificity.
As of 1st of April: Transit passengers are also required to display a negative molecular test for COVID-19, conducted up to 48 hours before entry.
Antibody tests are NOT recognized.
Exemptions for COVID-19 test:
Regardless of the COVID-19 test results, quarantine regulations are in force for inbound passengers returning to Germany from a country which is in the list of risk areas (such as Greece) or having stayed in the last 10 days in the risk areas. Passengers are obliged to stay in isolation for a period of 10 days. In order to shorten the 10 days quarantine, a COVID-19 test can be performed from the 5th day after entry onwards. After receiving a negative test result the quarantine will be released. When conducting the digital entry registration, travellers will be informed of the obligation to self-quarantine and of any exceptions to this rule.
All passengers returning to Germany from a country which is in the list with risk areas, (such as Greece), or those who have stayed in a risk area during the last 10 days prior to entry, are required to register online and hold proof of the registration.
A completed online registration along with a negative COVID-19 test result must be presented before departure otherwise passengers will be denied boarding.
Information on the exceptions from the obligation for online registration is available here.
As of 01/09/2020, only nationals or permanent residents of Hungary and their family members are allowed to enter the country.
All individuals returning from abroad will have to be quarantined for 14 days or must conduct and present two (2) negative PCR tests in Hungary (2 days apart between them).
Entry to Ireland is allowed to all passengers.
Information on the COVID-19 test
All passengers travelling to Ireland must present a negative or not detected COVID-19 PCR test obtained within 72 hours of departure. The certificate confirming the negative test result must be available in English.
If a passenger has a genuine humanitarian emergency requiring urgent travel, they should contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate immediately for advice and consular assistance before commencing their journey.
The passengers who may proceed to travel without this evidence, they may be prosecuted upon entering the state, an offence punishable by a fine/prison or both.
Information on the restricting movement
All passengers entering Ireland are requested to restrict their movements for 14 days.
All passengers are advised to check regularly the portal of gov.ie for more information, exemptions and possible changes to the measures.
Passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. The information provided may be used to contact the passenger in the next 14 days for the purposes of verifying the details given on this form and to provide you with public health advice.
The Government of Israel has announced that the entry of all foreign aircrafts to Israel will be prohibited until further notice.
Until further notice, entrance at Israel is allowed:
Palestinians are not allowed to enter without approval.
Transit passengers are not allowed.
All passengers arriving to TLV must go through passport control in TLV.
All incoming passengers must go through registration by the Ministry of Health:
All passengers (all ages) who have stayed more than 72 hours in a territory outside of Israel must present one of the following documents to the airline representatives before boarding:
Transit passengers must present before boarding the flight to Israel a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued not more than 72 hours before their first flight estimated boarding time.
2. Valid Israeli Vaccination certificate (valid as of 7 days after receiving the second vaccine).
3. Special Approval from the Israel ministry of Foreign affairs
Passenger who does not present one of the above documents shall not be authorized to board the flight. It is recommended that all passengers should keep their approval until they exit the Israeli airport.
COVID-19 Tests at Ben-Gurion Airport for Incoming Passengers:
All incoming passengers into Israel are required to take a COVID-19 test before leaving the terminal area to home quarantine. The COVID-19 tests at Ben-Gurion Airport are conducted after completing the incoming passenger process, in the Welcome Hall, before passengers leave the terminal. For an efficient and quick process the passengers can register at the company’s website who conduct the COVID-19 tests (free-of-charge discount code Free 1).
The above new instructions are in addition to the current instructions:
In addition to the above, Airline staff shall confirm that all foreign passengers hold a valid entry authorization issued by the Israeli authorities before boarding the aircraft. The entry to Israel will be denied for any foreign passenger who does not hold such valid authorization.
All passengers arriving or departing to/from Israel need to fill in the following Eplf not more than 24 hours prior to their flight. Please note that this is a mandatory obligation:
Entry to Italy is allowed to:
Greece, along with all other Schengen countries, has been moved from Category “B” to Category “C” countries.
All individuals coming from Category “C” countries, must present a negative molecular or antigenic COVID-19 test, dated not older than 48 hours before their arrival in Italy or undertake upon arrival a mandatory quarantine of 14 days. The certificate confirming the negative test result must be available in English or in Italian.
As of 1st of April: All passengers in case they conduct the above mentioned negative molecular or antigenic COVID-19 test before arrival in Italy must undergo on self-isolation under the supervision of the health authorities for 5 days regardless of the test result. After the period of self-isolation (5th day), a new molecular or antigenic test is mandatory.
Exemption: Passengers who will stay in Italy for less than 120 hours (or 5 days) are exempted from the obligation to present a negative test or undertake a mandatory quarantine.
Upon arrival in Italy: All passengers will go through temperature checks upon arrival.
Passengers travelling to Italy must present completed the following forms and present them to the police authorities upon their arrival:
Entry to Luxemburg is allowed to citizens of the European Union and the countries associated with the Schengen area, as well as citizens of San Marino, Andorra, Monaco and the Vatican.
Third-country nationals may no longer enter until 31 December 2021.
Exempt of this rule are nationals from the following third countries: Australia, China, Hong Kong and Macao, Japan, New Zealand, Ruanda, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand.
As of 29/01/2021, all passengers, regardless of their nationality, aged 6 or over, wishing to travel by air to Luxembourg, must present negative result for COVID-19 upon boarding following the below guidelines:
Certain categories of people are exempt from the testing requirement. Check here for more details.
Passengers traveling by air transport from a country that is not a member of the European Union or the Schengen area, will have to undergo an additional test by looking for the viral antigen (rapid test) upon arrival at Luxembourg airport. This also applies to travel by air transport of people to the Grand Duchy, who departing from a third country, pass through an airport in a Member State of the European Union or of the Schengen area.
Until further notice, entry to Malta is allowed to passengers arriving and having stayed in the last 14 days in one of the following countries:
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, Vatican City.
Passengers arriving from any one of the above countries (such as Greece & Cyprus), which are currently on Malta’s amber list are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, prior to boarding their flight. Passengers who fail to present a negative test result, may be subjected to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at Malta International Airport and may be required to observe a quarantine period.
All passengers arriving in Malta can expect to be subjected to body temperature screening immediately after arrival. If their body temperature exceeds 37.2oC, they can expect to be interviewed by Public Health officials.
All passengers are asked to download, print and complete a travel declaration and passenger locator form. They are required to drop both Forms within the deposit boxes available on exit from the Terminal Temperature Screening Points following arrival in Malta.
Passengers before travelling to Malta are strongly advised to check the site of the Malta Airport for any changes on the policies.
Entry to Netherlands is allowed to passengers:
Passengers aged 13 years or older, who travel to or via the Netherlands, need to show a negative COVID-19 test result if they are departing from a high-risk country, such as Greece. This is any country that’s not on the EU list of safe countries.
Passengers travelling from a high-risk country, have the following 2 options:
Option 1: They have to show 2 test results:
• A negative COVID-19 NAAT (Nucleic Acid Amplification) test result that was taken within 72 hours before arrival in the Netherlands.
• A negative COVID-19 rapid test result that was taken within 24 hours before boarding their flight to the Netherlands.
Option 2: They have to show 1 test result:
A negative COVID-19 NAAT test result that was taken within 24 hours before boarding their flight to the Netherlands.
Note: All types of NAAT-tests will be allowed, such as tests under the names of mPOCT, NAAT, or RT PCR, LAMP and TMA.
Upon arrival in the Netherlands, passengers must immediately self-quarantine for 10 days regardless of the test result. More information about self-quarantine can be found here.
As mentioned above, all individuals (including Dutch citizens) must present negative COVID-19 test, based on the above-mentioned rules, along with a Negative Test Declaration Form before boarding the aircraft. If travel is delayed through no fault of the passenger, a negative result of a test conducted up to 96 hours (instead of 72 hours) will be accepted. This gives the passenger an extra 24 hours. The passenger is responsible for proving the time limit was exceeded due to a delay that was no fault of their own.
Passengers arriving in The Netherlands without valid negative test results and the mandatory form may be denied entry to the Netherlands and will have to depart again (on the same airline to the country of departure).
Note: Dutch nationals who have a compelling reason to travel to Netherlands and cannot produce a negative PCR and rapid test result in time should contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
1. The negative test result must be in English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish or Dutch.
2. Type of test: According to the passenger’s choice (please check above).
3. Test result: The test result must be negative or ‘not detected’.
4. Given name and surname as stated in the passport.
5. Date and time, passengers were tested.
6. When NAAT test has been conducted Name and contact information of the institute or laboratory is mandatory & when Rapid test has been conducted Logo, stamp or details of the institute or laboratory must be shown.
7. The test result can be accepted in digital format or paper copy.
Exceptions to the requirement of both tests can be found here.
A testing facility from IATRIKON ATHINON is available to perform Rapid tests at Athens International Airport. The test outcome certificate is provided in English. In order to avoid any potential delay, it is highly recommended to the passengers to be at the airport at least 4,5 hours before their scheduled flight.
Upon arrival in Netherlands, all passengers must present all the below:
1. the Health Declaration Form
2. the negative PCR Sars-Cov-2/COVID-19 test result
3. the Negative Test Declaration Form
Passengers need to have the Forms in an electronic or printed form.
The Health Declaration form remains mandatory for all passengers arriving, departing and transiting in the Netherlands. All passengers aged 13 years or older, is obligatory to print and fill in (or fill in electronically and keep it on their mobile) the Health Declaration Form.
No restrictions until further notice.
All arriving passengers travelling to Poland are subject to quarantine.
Exemption from the quarantine requirement:
Arrivals from outside Schengen:
Passengers arriving at Chopin Airport from outside the Schengen area are subject to mandatory control by the Border Guard, during which they are obliged to provide the officer with all the data necessary to impose the quarantine - the address of residence or place of stay and a contact telephone number, regardless of whether they have a negative test result before crossing border.
The quarantine can only be shortened by a negative COVID-19 test result made upon arrival in Poland and sent to the health care IT system within 48 hours.
Passenger Location Form and Public Health Self-Declaration Form are mandatory to all arriving passengers. Forms are being and distributed and collected by crew.
All passengers are advised to check the Polish Governmental Site regularly before their flight in case of change to the travel restrictions.
Entry to Portugal is allowed to:
Foreign passengers entering or transiting through Portugal shall only be permitted to board upon presentation of a Negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result, taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Portugal.
Exempted from the Negative COVID-19 RT-PCR:
*Nationals and residents of Portugal entering or transiting through Portugal without a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Portugal are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival at their own expense.
Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival regardless of the test result.
All passengers need to fill in an ePLF (Passenger Locator Form) right after their check-in, since it is obligatory to include the seat number. Manual PLF can be filled only if the passenger has proof of inability to fill the ePLF online (screenshot of technical issue, internet breakdown etc.)
ePLF can be found below:
Entry to Romania is allowed to passengers:
Flights from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, USA and United Kingdom are suspended.
Passengers must be isolated at home for 14 days, except from asymptomatic passengers arriving from the following countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Croatia, Switzerland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary.
Note: Passengers, who travel to Belarus are not considered as transit.
Foreign citizens travelling to the Russian Federation, including passengers in transit, upon check-in and boarding must submit a medical certificate in Russian or in English showing a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, obtained not earlier than 72 hours before arrival in the Russian Federation.
Russian citizens arriving in the Russian Federation on international flights must within three (3) days from their arrival conduct and upload the results of a COVID-19 PCR test to the Unified Public Services Portal. While waiting for the results of the COVID-19 PCR test, passengers must self-isolate at their place of residence/temporary stay.
All passengers (including Russians) must fill in the Application form provided by the crew.
All passengers can enter Serbia.
All foreign citizens are allowed to enter into the republic of Serbia if they present a negative RT-PCR test on SARS-COV-2 virus not older than 48 hours from the date of issuing the results issued by the national reference laboratory of the state they are coming from or entering from into the republic of Serbia. The certificate confirming the negative test result must be available in English.
Passengers who are missing the RT-PCR test result have to return to the state they are coming from.
Exemption of the RT-PCR requirement:
If Citizens of the republic of Serbia and Foreign citizens with temporary or permanent residence arrive without RT-PCR test on SARS- COV-2 virus, they will be handed over a written information-health warning from the passport control, on the obligation to observe home quarantine for the period of 10 days from the day of crossing the state.
Note: Quarantine shall be ceased if the quarantined person during that period gets negative RT-PCR test on SARS- COV-2 virus presence not older than 48 hours, issued by the reference laboratory in the republic of Serbia.
Entry to Spain is allowed to:
Currently, flights from UK to Spain are banned.
Residency permits and "D" visas that expired after 14 December 2019 are accepted for entry. These documents are valid 6 months after the state of alarm has ended.
Entry will be denied until further notice to third country citizens except permanent residents of Spain and EU countries mentioned above.
As per the last information regarding the announcements of Spanish Government, entrance and exit from/to Spain will be restricted until further notice.
Passengers that are allowed to enter the country are those travelling for any of the following reasons:
The airline is not responsible for the case that a passenger is denied entrance or boarding by the authorities at the airport of Madrid.
All passengers, over 6 years old, entering Spain from countries characterized as “risky countries” need to show a negative result of a molecular COVID-19 test conducted up to 72 hours prior the arrival to the country.
As of Monday, 01/03/2021: Greece is characterized as a risky country, except the following regions: Eastern Macedonia, Western Macedonia, Central Macedonia, Thrace, Central Greece, Ionian islands, Crete, North Aegean sea, South Aegean sea, Peloponnesus, Thessaly and Epirus.
The list of high risk countries/areas is regularly reviewed and updated so passengers are advised to frequently check it before their flight.
The types of tests that are accepted are the following: PCR or TMA (Transcription-Mediated Amplification) or RT-LAMP (Reverse Transcriptase Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification).
Children under 6 years old are exempt from the diagnostic tests for active infection with SARS-CoV-2, in order to enter Spain. The certificate confirming the negative test result must be available in English or in Spanish.
All passengers, including children of any age, departing from any airport located outside Spanish territory must complete a public health form. Once the form is completed, each passenger will obtain a code, which must be submitted upon arrival in Spain.
Health department staff, responsible to collect PLF, is performing temperature checks to all passengers before baggage reclaim. In case a passenger fails to show (or does not hold) a negative COVID-19 test and/or the required documents, then a fine may be applied by the Spain Authorities.
Until further notice, entry to Sweden is allowed to:
There are, also, no restrictions for transit passengers.
Persons travelling to Sweden from Denmark, United Kingdom or Norway shall be refused entry into Sweden.
Exceptions: Persons who are citizens of Sweden, persons who live or work in Sweden, personnel transporting goods and other personnel in the transport sector.
Foreign citizens (age 18 and above) traveling into Sweden must present a negative PCR, LAMP or Antigen-test result for COVID-19 that has been conducted within 48 hours prior to the arrival.
The following information must be included on the COVID – 19 certificate: Name of the person who has been tested
Note: Swedish citizens, individuals who can document that they are long-term residents in Sweden, individuals holding residence right or residence permit in Sweden and sea men can be tested for COVID-19 the same day they arrive in Sweden.
Entry to Switzerland is allowed to:
All passengers, over 12 years old, arriving in Switzerland by air, are required to provide a negative molecular (PCR) Test Sars-CoV-2 not be older than 72 hours before time of departure or an Antigen (rapid) test carried out within the last 24 hours.
The test certificate (digital or paper form) must be available in English, French or German and contain the below information:
Note: Any passenger who presented before boarding a Rapid Antigen test within the last 24 hours, must get tested again in Switzerland. A PCR or rapid antigen test must be performed upon arrival as quickly as possible under passenger’s expenses.
People who have tested positive for infection with the COVID – 19 must go into isolation.
Children under age 12 are not subject to the testing requirement and do not need proof of a negative test result.
Transit passengers who have spent less than 24 hours in a country or area with an increased risk of infection are exempted from the PCR Testing and the Quarantine Requirement.
Further information on the exceptions can be found here.
As of 5th of April, Greece has been categorized as a “high-risk country” and in addition to the mandatory COVID-19 test (PCR or Antigen) requirement, passengers are obliged upon arrival to quarantine for 10 days in their home or other suitable accommodation without going out regardless of the test result. The quarantine can be removed by means of a negative test (antigen rapid test or PCR test) on the 7th day after arrival.
Swiss citizens or persons with a permanent residence in Switzerland and ONLY if they arrive from a country with limited or no testing facilities, are able to complete the “Self-declaration No way of being tested” form. Upon arrival must immediately and at their own expense undergo a molecular-biological test or rapid test for Sars-CoV-2. This form does not apply to any passenger arriving from the Hellenic Republic.
Contact Tracing Form
All passengers will have to show the completed online registration/tracing data before departure or fill in the contact tracing form during the flight. The form for incoming travellers must be completed by all persons before entry into Switzerland (one form per person). For children and others incapable of filling out the form for themselves, it may be completed by a person travelling with them or an entitled guardian.
List of High Risk Countries and Regions is updated every 14 days so it is advisable to the passengers check it frequently before their flight.
Entry to Turkey is allowed to all individuals.
All individuals entering to Turkey must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before arrival. All languages are accepted on the result of the test certificate.
Exemptions on the negative COVID-19 test:
Travellers arriving in Turkey are required to undergo a medical evaluation for symptoms of COVID-19, including temperature checks and if they have symptoms, they will undergo a COVID-19 PCR test. If the test is positive, the traveller will be required to quarantine.
All passengers that are above 6 years old (except the transit passengers) will be required to fill “traveler entry form” within the last 72-hours prior to the departure of their inbound flight to Turkey.
In case of absence of the above-mentioned requirements passengers will not be accepted on board.
There are no entry restrictions due to COVID-19, and all passengers can enter the country.
All travel corridors for people arriving in United Kingdom are suspended.
Test requirement before arrival:
All passengers travelling to England, even if coming from a country on the travel corridors list or even they are UK citizens, must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR, LAMP or Antigen) result. The test should be taken up to 72 hours prior to departure. Passengers must make sure that the test provider can meet the standards for pre-departure testing: the test must meet performance standards of ≥97% specificity, ≥80% sensitivity at viral loads above 100,000 copies/ml. In case of passenger’s noncompliance, they will not be allowed to board the aircraft.
The test result should include the following information:
The test result must be in either English, French or Spanish. Translations will not be accepted and must be provided the original test result certificate. It can also be provided as a physical, printed document, or via email or text message, which can be shown on passenger’s phone.
Tests provided by the National Health Service (NHS) will not be accepted for air travel, following guidance by the NHS website.
The UK Border Force will conduct spot checks on arrival into England to ensure that passengers are fully compliant. Passengers will be subject to an immediate fine, if they fail to comply with the new regulations on pre-departure testing.
Quarantine requirement upon arrival
All passengers arriving to United Kingdom are required to self-isolate for 10 days, regardless of the test result.
All travellers arriving from countries not on the red list/travel ban (such as Greece) must take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test on the 2nd and the 8th day of quarantine. Every passenger must book a travel test package before arriving to UK.
Passengers will not be able to leave quarantine until they have received both a negative result from day 8 test and quarantined for 10 days. If they do not take the tests, they may face a penalty of up to £2,000. If passengers test positive for either test, they must quarantine for a further 10 days from the day they took the test.
If passengers break the quarantine rules, they may face a penalty of up to £10,000.
Passengers must present the following documents before boarding and upon arrival at the Authorities:
Providing false or deliberately misleading information when filling out the passenger locator form is an offence punishable by imprisonment. Fines up to £10,000, imprisoned for up to 10 years or both if they do not provide accurate details about the countries, they have visited in the 10 days before arrival in the UK.
Passengers travelling from England abroad
When passengers travel from England will need to carry a new form stating that their trip is permitted under national lockdown rules. The form must be downloaded, signed before travel, and carried or downloaded onto a mobile phone. Officers at airports will be conducting spot checks and have the power to ask travellers to produce a completed form. It will be an offence to fail to produce a completed form. The form and accepted reasons to travel are available here.
All passengers are strongly advised to check the following pages regularly before their flight due to constant changes:
The protocols, currently available on the Diavgeia website, were designed based on the proposals of the Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO), Greece’s National Public Health Organization (EODY) and the Tourism Ministry. According to Greece’s new health protocols, professional and other conferences can be held in the form of hybrid events. A hybrid event is a tradeshow, conference, seminar, workshop or other meeting that combines a live in-person event with a virtual online component.
Furthermore, the following measures must be implemented:
* Please note: Restrictions, testing requirements, and mandatory quarantine measures are subject to change depending on how successful Covid-19 management/infection rates reported at airports of origin and according to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) guidelines.
PLEASE NOTE that every two (2) weeks the list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated. For latest travel updates for Greece please visit this link here.
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