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Greece: Restrictions due to COVID-19. 17 APR-01 MAY22. Impact: High.

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A1143/22

Valid from: 17 Apr 2022 0650 UTC

Valid till: 01 May 2022 0300 UTC

NOTAM message

COVID-19: PASSENGER RESTRICTIONS. BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE HELLENIC REPUBLIC, ALL PASSENGERS ON DOMESTIC FLIGHTS REGARDLESS OF AIRPORT OF DESTINATION MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: 

1) TO HAVE COMPLETED THE VACCINATION FOR CORONAVIRUS COVID-19, AT LEAST FOURTEEN (14) DAYS BEFORE SCHEDULED ARRIVAL AND TO PRESENT A VACCINATION CERTIFICATE, WHICH HAS BEEN ISSUED THROUGH THE WEBSITE HTTPS://WWW.GOV.GR/IPIRESIES/UGEIA-KAI-PRONOIA/KORONOIOS-COVID-19/PIS TOPOIETIKO-EMBOLIASMOU, VALID FOR NINE (9) MONTHS AFTER THE COMPLETION OF THE BASIC VACCINATION AND WITHOUT TIME LIMIT FOR TRAVELERS WHO HAVE RECEIVED THE BOOSTER DOSE.IN CASE OF FOREIGNERS FROM ABROAD, TO HAVE COMPLETED THEIR COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS VACCINATION AT LEAST FOURTEEN (14) DAYS BEFORE SCHEDULED ARRIVAL AND PRESENT A VACCINATION CERTIFICATE, IN EITHER GREEK, ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, SPANISH, ITALIAN OR RUSSIAN, ISSUED BY A PUBLIC AUTHORITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RELEVANT LEGISLATION. THE VACCINATION CERTIFICATE INCLUDES THE NAME OF THE PERSON, THE TYPE OF VACCINE GIVEN, THE NUMBER OF DOSES AND INOCULATION DATES. THE EU DIGITAL COVID-19 CERTIFICATE IS ALSO ACCEPTED.


2) TO PRESENT PROOF OF RECOVERY FROM COVID-19, AS REQUIRED BY RELEVANT LEGISLATION. THE CERTIFICATE OF RECOVERY IS ISSUED WITHIN FOURTEEN (14) DAYS AFTER THE FIRST POSITIVE DIAGNOSIS AND IS VALID UP TO ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY (180) DAYS THEREAFTER. THE FIRST POSITIVE DIAGNOSIS MUST ORIGINATE EITHER FROM A PUBLIC AUTHORITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RELEVANT LEGISLATION, OR FROM REFERENCE LABORATORIES OF THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN OR TRANSIT, PUBLIC OR PRIVATE, PROVIDED THAT THESE PRIVATE LABORATORIES HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED BY THE COMPETENT NATIONAL CERTIFICATION AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTRY. THE CERTIFICATE IS ISSUED IN EITHER GREEK, ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, SPANISH, ITALIAN OR RUSSIAN. 


3) NON-FULLY VACCINATED FOR COVID-19 PASSENGERS MUST DISPLAY A NEGATIVE FORTY-EIGHT (48) HOUR DIAGNOSTIC RAPID ANTIGEN TEST FOR COVID-19 (RAPID TEST) OR A SEVENTY-TWO (72) HOUR PCR MOLECULAR TEST PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED FLIGHT. THE RELEVANT CERTIFICATE MUST ORIGINATE FROM EITHER A PRIVATE REFERENCE LABORATORY, PRIVATE CLINICS, PHARMACIES OR PRIVATE DOCTORS, PAID AT THEIR OWN EXPENSES.


A1142/22

Valid from: 17 Apr 2022 0626 UTC

Valid till: 01 May 2022 0300 UTC

NOTAM message

COVID-19: PASSENGER RESTRICTIONS. 

A. BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE HELLENIC REPUBLIC, ALL PASSENGERS ARRIVING IN GREECE, HOLDING A EUROPEAN UNION DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE, ARE NOT OBLIGED TO SHOW AN EXTRA NEGATIVE COVID TEST RESULT UPON THEIR ARRIVAL. ENTRY OF PASSENGERS ARRIVING FROM EUROPEAN UNION MEMBER STATES AND THE SCHENGEN AGREEMENT AREA, AS WELL AS FROM THE THIRTY-SEVEN (37) NON-EU COUNTRIES THAT HAVE JOINED THE EU DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE SYSTEM (ALBANIA, ANDORRA, ARMENIA, BENIN, CABO VERDE, COLOMBIA, EL SALVADOR, FAROE ISLANDS, GEORGIA, ISRAEL, ICELAND, JORDAN, LEBANON, LIECHTENSTEIN, MALAYSIA, MOLDOVA, MONACO, MONTENEGRO, MOROCCO, NEW ZEALAND, NORTH MACEDONIA, NORWAY, PANAMA, SAN MARINO, SERBIA, SINGAPORE, SWITZERLAND, TAIWAN, THAILAND, TUNISIA, TOGO, TURKEY, UKRAINE, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, UNITED KINGDOM, URUGUAY, THE VATICAN) ARE ACCEPTED PROVIDED THAT THEY DISPLAY THE EU DIGITAL COVID-19 CERTIFICATE, WHICH CONTAINS INFORMATION ABOUT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

 1) VACCINATION CERTIFICATE (FOR THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED VACCINATION FOR COVID-19 AT LEAST FOURTEEN (14) DAYS BEFORE ARRIVAL) VALID FOR 9 MONTHS AFTER THE COMPLETION OF THE BASIC VACCINATION AND WITHOUT TIME LIMIT FOR TRAVELERS WHO HAVE RECEIVED THE BOOSTER DOSE, THE CERTIFICATE INCLUDES THE FULL NAME OF THE PASSENGER, AS REGISTERED IN THE PASSPORT, THE TYPE OF VACCINE GIVEN, THE NUMBER OF DOSES AND INOCULATION DATES. 

2) CERTIFICATE OF RECOVERY FROM COVID-19, SUPPORTED BY A MOLECULAR TEST (PCR) OR DIAGNOSTIC RAPID ANTIGEN TEST FOR COVID-19. THE EUROPEAN DIGITAL CERTIFICATE OF RECOVERY IS ISSUED FOURTEEN (14) DAYS AFTER THE FIRST POSITIVE DIAGNOSIS AND IS VALID UP TO ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY (180) DAYS THEREAFTER. 

3) CERTIFICATE OF A NEGATIVE MOLECULAR TEST (PCR) FOR COVID-19, PERFORMED BY TAKING AN OROPHARYNGEAL OR NASOPHARYNGEAL SMEAR, UP TO 72 HOURS BEFORE THE SCHEDULED ARRIVAL, OR A TWENTY-FOUR (24) HOUR DIAGNOSTIC RAPID ANTIGEN TEST FOR COVID-19 (RAPID TEST) PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED ARRIVAL. 


B. PASSENGERS ARRIVING FROM AUSTRALIA, CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ARE PERMITTED TO ENTER GREECE UNDER THE CONDITION THAT THEY DISPLAY EITHER: 

1) VACCINATION CERTIFICATE (FOR THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED VACCINATION FOR COVID-19 AT LEAST FOURTEEN (14) DAYS BEFORE ARRIVAL) VALID FOR 9 MONTHS AFTER THE COMPLETION OF THE BASIC VACCINATION AND WITHOUT TIME LIMIT FOR TRAVELERS WHO HAVE RECEIVED THE BOOSTER DOSE, THE CERTIFICATE INCLUDES THE FULL NAME OF THE PASSENGER, AS REGISTERED IN THE PASSPORT, THE TYPE OF VACCINE GIVEN, THE NUMBER OF DOSES AND INOCULATION DATES. 

2) CERTIFICATE OF RECOVERY FROM COVID-19, SUPPORTED BY A MOLECULAR TEST (PCR) OR DIAGNOSTIC RAPID ANTIGEN TEST FOR COVID-19. THE EUROPEAN DIGITAL CERTIFICATE OF RECOVERY IS ISSUED FOURTEEN (14) DAYS AFTER THE FIRST POSITIVE DIAGNOSIS AND IS VALID UP TO ONE HUNDRED (180) DAYS THEREAFTER. 

3) CERTIFICATE OF A NEGATIVE MOLECULAR TEST (PCR) FOR COVID-19, PERFORMED BY TAKING AN OROPHARYNGEAL OR NASOPHARYNGEAL SMEAR, UP TO 72 HOURS BEFORE THE SCHEDULED ARRIVAL, OR A TWENTY-FOUR (24) HOUR DIAGNOSTIC RAPID ANTIGEN TEST FOR COVID-19 (RAPID TEST) PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED ARRIVAL. THE TESTS FOR COVID-19, (PCR OR RAPID) , MUST ORIGINATE EITHER FROM A PUBLIC AUTHORITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RELEVANT LEGISLATION, OR FROM REFERENCE LABORATORIES OF THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN OR TRANSIT, PUBLIC OR PRIVATE, PROVIDED THAT THESE PRIVATE LABORATORIES HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED BY THE COMPETENT NATIONAL CERTIFICATION AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTRY. THE TEST RESULT MUST BE IN ENGLISH AND IT INCLUDES THE FULL NAME OF THE PASSENGER, AS REGISTERED IN THE PASSPORT. 


C. PASSENGERS ARRIVING FROM ALL OTHER COUNTRIES ARE PERMITTED TO ENTER GREECE UNDER THE CONDITION THAT THEY DISPLAY A NEGATIVE MOLECULAR TEST (PCR) FOR COVID-19, PERFORMED BY TAKING AN OROPHARYNGEAL OR NASOPHARYNGEAL SMEAR, UP TO 72 HOURS BEFORE THE SCHEDULED ARRIVAL, OR A TWENTY-FOUR (24) HOUR DIAGNOSTIC RAPID ANTIGEN TEST FOR COVID-19 (RAPID TEST) PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED ARRIVAL. THE TESTS FOR COVID-19, (PCR OR RAPID) , MUST ORIGINATE EITHER FROM A PUBLIC AUTHORITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RELEVANT LEGISLATION, OR FROM REFERENCE LABORATORIES OF THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN OR TRANSIT, PUBLIC OR PRIVATE, PROVIDED THAT THESE PRIVATE LABORATORIES HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED BY THE COMPETENT NATIONAL CERTIFICATION AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTRY. THE TEST RESULT MUST BE IN ENGLISH AND IT INCLUDES THE FULL NAME OF THE PASSENGER, AS REGISTERED IN THE PASSPORT. 


D. THE ABOVE OBLIGATIONS INCLUDE CHILDREN FROM THE AGE OF FIVE (5) AND ABOVE.


E. AIRLINES ARE REQUIRED TO CONFIRM THE FULFILMENT OF THE ABOVE REQUIREMENT BEFORE BOARDING. IN CASE OF VIOLATION OF THIS OBLIGATION, PASSENGERS WILL BE REPATRIATED AT THE AIRLINER'S RESPONSIBILITY AND EXPENSES. 


F. ALL PASSENGERS, REGARDLESS OF NATIONALITY, MAY BE SUBJECTED TO RANDOM COVID-19 TESTS (PCR OR RAPID) UPON ARRIVAL. AFTER BEING TESTED, THE PASSENGERS REMAIN AT THE ARRIVAL GATE AWAITING THE RESULT OF THE TEST. IF FOUND POSITIVE, A FIVE (5) DAY QUARANTINE PERIOD UNDER SUPERVISION IS REQUIRED EITHER AT THEIR HOME OR AT A DESIGNATED TEMPORARY RESIDENCE ASSIGNED BY THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES. THE QUARANTINE PERIOD STARTS THE NEXT DAY OF THEIR POSITIVE DIAGNOSIS. FOLLOWING THE FIVE (5) DAY PERIOD AND IF THE SYMPTOMS HAVE RECEDED AND THE PASSENGER IS FEVERLESS FOR TWENTY-FOUR 24 HOURS WITHOUT THE USE OF ANTIPYRETICS, THE PASSENGER IS RELEASED FROM QUARANTINE. IF THE FEVER INSISTS THE PASSENGER REMAINS IN ISOLATION UNTIL THE FEVER HAS FULLY RECEDED. ALL ABOVE PASSENGERS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR HIGH PROTECTION BREATHING MASK OR ALTERNATELY A COMBINATION OF MASKS FOR AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS FOLLOWING THEIR RELEASE FROM ISOLATION.  

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