Suspension of flights: Just how long will the suspension of flights be and which countries have exceptions?
Extension of flights to and from Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Turkey, Albania and Northern Macedonia is being extended. At the same time, the temporary ban on entry into the country of non-European citizens remains in force. Only Athens airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” will allow landing of international flights.
The following aviation instructions are detailed as below:-
The suspension of all passenger flights from and to Greece with Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands is extended until 31 May 2020 until 23:59 p.m.
The temporary ban on flights to and from Albania and Northern Macedonia is extended until June 14, 2020 until 23:59 p.m.
The ban on all flights to the Greek Territory regarding Turkey is extended until June 14, 2020 until 23:59 p.m
Only at Athens Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” (DAA), arrivals / departures of international flights, the specific aviation directive is valid until May 31, 2020 until 23:59 p.m
The temporary ban on entry into the country of non-European citizens remains in force until 31 May 2020 until 23:59. p.m
Regarding domestic flights, which are still normal but in limited numbers, it is expected that the frequency and connections will be gradually restored from Monday, May 18 due to the lifting of the travel ban within the country.
Temporary flight delays exclude cargo flights, sanitary, humanitarian, aircraft return flights only with its crew (ferry flights), state flights, state flights stating that they are in a state of emergency, military flights (military, these flights do not apply to Turkey), Frontex flights, refuelling, support flights of our National Health System and repatriation flights for Greek Citizens.
The following exceptions apply to the temporary prohibition of non-European citizens entering the country:
Members of European Citizens’ Families, Citizens of Schengen Countries,
third-country nationals who have a long-term visa in a European country and a Schengen country, government,
aircraft crews and those non-European citizens who have obtained a travel permit from the Greek Consulate