Get ready for your travels

Get ready for your travels

Your safety is our priority. Please find below everything you need to know about air travel in Greece, as well as the protection measures we have implemented so that you can enjoy a safe, worry-free travel experience.

Intensive Cleaning & Disinfection
Special attention given to WCs, security trays and other frequently touched surfaces and devices

Hand Sanitizing Stations
Hand sanitizers are available within the terminal building

Placement of Protective Shields
Protective panels have been placed at service counters

Enhancement of Contactless Processes
Contactless self-service and transaction is recommended where available

Embarkation / Disembarkation through Pedestrian Walkways
Procedures in place for transfer of passengers to/from the aircraft

Raising Passengers' Awareness on Protective Measures
Continuous updates through display monitors, announcements and posters/markings

Personal Protective Equipment to Airport Staff
Fraport Greece employees have been provided with all required personal protective equipment

Continuous and Thorough Training
The airport staff adheres to the measures of the competent authorities and implements the industry's best practices

Wearing a protective mask in the passenger terminal building at the airport is compulsory.

By order of the Hellenic Republic, all passengers on domestic flights are required to present additional documentation.

More specifically, passengers shall meet one of the following conditions:

  • to have completed the vaccination for Covid-19 at least 14 days before their scheduled arrival and to present the vaccination certificate
    - either through website https://www.gov.gr/ipiresies/ugeia-kai-pronoia/koronoios-covid-19/pistopoietiko-emboliasmou or
    - for foreigners, arriving from abroad, in either English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian language, issued by a public authority in accordance with the relevant legislation. The vaccination certificate shall include the full name of the passenger (as registered in the passport), the type of vaccine, the number of doses and the inoculation dates.
  • to have been diagnosed negative in a diagnostic rapid antigen test for Covid-19, 48 hours prior to the scheduled flight or in a molecular test (PCR) for Covid-19, conducted up to 72 hours before their scheduled flight and to present the relevant documentation/certificate in hard or soft copy. Foreign passengers, having arrived from abroad, shall provide the document in either English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian language.
    to present proof of recovery from Covid-19, supported by a PCR or diagnostic rapid antigen test. The certificate of recovery is issued 30 days after the first positive diagnosis and is valid up to 180 days thereon. 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 laboratories have been certified by the competent National certification authority. The certificate is issued in either  English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian language.
  • The EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate is also accepted.

Minors from the age of 4 up to 17 can alternatively present a negative self-diagnostic test (self-test), conducted  24 hours before the scheduled flight, properly documented. The certification of the result should be completed through the self-test declaration for Covid-19, which is available in website https://self-testing.gov.gr/.

For further information and updates as well as for inquiries related to the documentation required, you are kindly advised to contact your airline.

This section is updated regularly and due to the ever-changing nature of the regulations, we strongly recommend you contact the respective airline before you travel for the latest available updates.

The content of this section is for informational purposes only and may be subject to change. Fraport Greece assumes no responsibility for any errors, omissions or changes.

The following entry measures and restrictions apply for international travel:

All third party nationals are prohibited to enter the Hellenic Republic. The following are exempted from the restriction:

  • EU Member States and the Schengen Agreement nationals, including their spouses or persons with whom they have a cohabitation agreement, as well as their minor children.
  • Permanent residents from Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia–Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Russian Federation, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom United States of America and Vatican.
  • Medical and nursing staff, researchers and health professionals, if they demonstrate at the points of entry in the country, the exercise license profession or other appropriate evidence of their professional status and provided that their entry into the country relates to the exercise of their professional duties.
  • Long-term residents of EU member states or Schengen agreement and third country nationals, holding a residence permit in EU member states or Schengen agreement.
  • Members of government delegations.
  • Members of diplomatic delegations or consulate authorities and delegations, members of international and European organizations, members of humanitarian organizations during the performance of their duties, military and security forces officials and of General Secretariat for Civil Protection.
  • Personnel employed in the transport sector, including seamen, aircraft crews, the crews and the technical personnel of the leased aircraft firefighting equipment, lorry drivers and the absolutely necessary support staff for the transport of goods.
  • Passengers in transit.
  • Students.
  • Persons caring for the elderly and people with disability.
  • Seasonal workers in the field of agriculture.

Third country nationals subject to the prohibition herein have the right to submit request to the Greek Consular Authority of their place of residence or stay for their exceptional entry in the country for business or personal reasons.

For inquiries related to entry restrictions in Greece, passengers may contact the local Consulates or Embassies of Greece, by clicking here.

All passengers arriving on international flights are obliged to have completed the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) and will be subject to random tests upon arrival. For further information about the procedure and the form please click here.

Moreover, all passengers, regardless of nationality, shall meet one of the following conditions:

  • to have completed the vaccination for Covid-19 at least 14 days before their scheduled arrival and to present the vaccination certificate in either Greek, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian language, issued by a public authority in accordance with the relevant legislation. The vaccination certificate shall include the full name of the passenger (as registered in the passport), the type of vaccine, the number of doses and the inoculation dates.
  • to have been diagnosed negative in a molecular test (PCR) for Covid-19, performed by taking an oropharyngeal or nasopharyngeal smear, conducted up to 72 hours before their scheduled arrival and to present the relevant documentation/certificate in hard or soft copy in either Greek, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian language.
  • to have been diagnosed negative in a diagnostic rapid antigen test for Covid-19, 48 hours prior to the scheduled flight and to present the relevant documentation/certificate in hard or soft copy in either Greek, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian language.
  • to present proof of recovery from Covid-19, supported by a PCR or diagnostic rapid antigen test. The certificate of recovery is issued 30 days after the first positive diagnosis and is valid up to 180 days thereon. 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 laboratories have been certified by the competent National certification authority. The certificate is issued in either  English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian language.
  • to present the EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate, which either contains proof of vaccination against Covid-19, negative 72-hour PCR test or 48-hour rapid antigen test or proof of recovery from Covid-19, issued according to EU requirements, in digital or paper form.

The above obligations are applicable to children from the age of 12 and above.

Note1: Regarding the permanent residents of the Russian Federation, entrance to Greece is permitted under the condition that they display a negative molecular test (PCR) for Covid-19, performed by taking an oropharyngeal or nasopharyngeal smear, conducted up to 72 hours before their scheduled arrival or a 48-hour prior to the scheduled flight rapid antigen test for Covid-19 and also under the condition that they are diagnosed negative in a mandatory molecular test (PCR) or diagnostic rapid antigen test upon arrival.

Note2: Passengers, regardless of nationality, arriving from Albania, Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Egypt, Georgia, India, Libya, Morocco, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Russian Federation, United Arab Emirates and Turkey, whose entrance is permitted according to aforementioned conditions, must also be diagnosed negative to a mandatory molecular test for Covid-19 (PCR) or diagnostic rapid antigen test for Covid-19 (rapid test) upon arrival, unless they have completed their vaccination for Covid-19 or present proof of recovery from Covid-19, in accordance with the aforementioned conditions.

Note3: Regarding permanent residents of Argentina, Chile, India, Sultanate of Oman and Uruguay, entrance to Greece is permitted under the additional condition that passengers are diagnosed negative to a mandatory molecular test for Covid-19 (PCR) or diagnostic rapid antigen test for Covid-19 (rapid antigen test) upon arrival.

Note4: Passengers, whose flight has originated from South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Nabibia, Eswatini, Malawi and Zambia, are forbidden to arrive in Greece. Exempted are only Greek citizens and other individuals for essential travel who meet the following requirements:

  • 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, regardless of their vaccination status.
  • The Greek Consular Authority or respective representation has granted a permit to travel to Greece.
  • They must be diagnosed negative to a mandatory diagnostic rapid antigen test for Covid-19 (rapid test) upon arrival.
  • A 10 day quarantine under supervision is required at a designated temporary residence assigned by the appropriate authorities. All above passengers are required to undertake a molecular test (PCR) for Covid-19 on the last day of their quarantine.
  • Exemptions to this prohibition do not release passengers from any other entry requirements.

The above obligations include children from the age of 12 and above.

This section is updated regularly and due to the ever-changing nature of the regulations, we strongly recommend you contact the respective airline before you travel for the latest available updates.

The content of this section is for informational purposes only and may be subject to change. Fraport Greece assumes no responsibility for any errors, omissions or changes.

Currently there are no Covid-19 testing facilities within the airport premises. Below you may find an indicative list of diagnostic medical centers/clinics/laboratories.

ProLab-Sgouropoulos Ioannis (Lefkada)
https://www.pro-lab.gr/
+302645029688
[email protected]

I-ASSIST IKE (Lefkada)
+302645093169
[email protected], [email protected]

BIOLIPSIS - Gkogka Vasiliki (Lefkada)
+302645022226
[email protected]

Kouniakis Spyros Laboratory (Lefkada)
+302645024749, +306945381868 (GR & IT), +306972667717 (EN)
[email protected]
           
Nasis Andreas (Vonitsa)
+302643029222, +306947817794
[email protected]

Kosmas Vasileios (Preveza)
+302682061121
[email protected]

Pavlidou Eleni (Preveza)
+302682026899
[email protected]

MICROBIOCHECK Veneri Paraskevi
+302682026378, +306937347073
[email protected] 
 
Korou Efthalia (Parga)
+302684032036
[email protected]

CONTEMPORARY MICROBIOLOGY LAB (Kanallaki)
+302684024050, +306944310169
[email protected]

Εkonomou Nikolaos G. (Thesprotia)
+302665026063
[email protected]

Mpeza Eirini (Thesprotia)
+302665029008
[email protected]

Barba Evanthia (Thesprotia)
+302665029033
[email protected]

Filiates - Tziraki Maria (Thesprotia)
+302664029039
[email protected]

Please contact the aforementioned medical centers/clinics/ laboratories to confirm availability, the testing options offered (PCR, rapid, antigen) and any additional requirements you may have. The content of this section is for informational purposes only and may be subject to change. Fraport Greece assumes no responsibility for any errors, omissions or changes.

Should you wish to be included in the above list, please send your request here.

Safety distances should be maintained to the extent possible. Relevant information is communicated through floor markings, announcements, monitors and posters. Stanchions have also been placed throughout the airport, supporting social distancing to the maximum extent feasible. Individual responsibility is also essential.

If you have COVID-19 compatible symptoms (fever and/or respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath or cough), you should not present yourself at the airport for flight and seek for medical advice. If you develop these symptoms at the airport premises, you should contact the nearest member of airport staff who will be able to provide you with further information.

The schedules of public transport to/from the airport may have been affected. For confirmation of the timetable and for more information, you may contact directly the bus operator, by clicking here.

Wearing a mask in all public means of transportation is compulsory.

If you are not a passenger, you should avoid entering the passenger terminal building.

Several shops and restaurants at the airport are open. Their operating hours might have changed.

Further information for Greek Nationals/Citizens that are in emergency situations abroad may be found here.

COVID-19 advice for travellers by the National Public Health Organization is available here.

For flight and on-board related information, you may contact directly the respective airline. Contact details are available here.

For all other inquiries, you may reach us through our contact form, by clicking here.