The aviation directive for domestic flights is extended until Monday 9 August at 06:00 in the morning, according to an announcement by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
Passengers from the mainland will travel to island destinations only with the presentation of a vaccination certificate, or a negative test (PCR 72 hours / RAPID 48 hours), or a certificate of illness. For the age group 12-17 years there is also the possibility of boarding with a 24 hour self test. The measures are aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19 disease.
In particular, all passengers on domestic flights to island destinations must meet one of the following conditions:
1) Have completed at least fourteen (14) days before the COVID-19 coronavirus vaccination and demonstrate a vaccination certificate. In case of foreigners coming from abroad to present a certificate / certificate of vaccination, in Greek, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian, which has been issued by a public authority in accordance with the relevant legislation. The vaccination certificate includes the name of the person, the type of vaccine administered and the number of doses. Alternatively, travelers can carry, in digital or printed form, a European digital certificate COVID-19 (EU DIGITAL COVID-19 CERTIFICATE), as well as third countries, which contains information about the vaccination or the result of the last test (rapid test). 48 hours or 72 hours PCR) or COVID-19 coronavirus disease.
2) Have been diagnosed negative either in a laboratory test for COVID-19 coronavirus by the PCR method within the last seventy two (72) hours before the scheduled travel time or within forty eight (48) hours before their arrival for the test with rapid test. If they are foreigners from abroad, they can present a negative test certificate in Greek, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian.
3) To demonstrate a disease certificate issued thirty (30) days after the first positive test and its validity lasts up to one hundred and eighty (180) days after it.
If these checks have been carried out abroad and are valid at the time of boarding the aircraft, the relevant certificates are accepted under the same conditions under which they were allowed to enter Greece.
The obligation of the conditions is valid for children from twelve (12) years old and over. Especially for minors from 12 to 17 years old, the obligation to board is covered with a negative self-test certificate of 24 hours.
On the return from the islands there is a recommendation for a self test for all those over 12 years old.
The use of a mask is mandatory
At arrivals and departures within airports, as well as during flights, staff and passengers are required to wear a protective mask. Passengers are also required to comply with the instructions of the permanent and temporary staff of airports or airlines responsible for the tasks of supervision, crowd management and passenger assistance, in order to maintain the necessary distances and to ensure safe passage and avoidance. to avoid overcrowding.
General instructions to passengers for air travel
The control of the above documents is carried out by the employees of the airlines and by sampling by the police authorities. The airlines are obliged to check the traveler before boarding, in order to confirm that he has the necessary documents and in case of violation they have the obligation to repatriate the passenger at their own risk and expense.