Greece Extends Ban On International Flights Till Feb 22

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Greece said on Sunday that it is extending the ban on domestic and international flights until February 15 and February 22 respectively to help curb the spread of Covid-19.

The country has banned most flights from non-EU countries with the exception of 10 countries including the UK.

However, essential travel is permitted on domestic flights.

On Friday, Greece tightened lockdown restrictions in parts of the country, including Athens, to halt the spread of Covid-19, after a surge in infections in recent days.

Also, the country has put 3-hours-a-night-time weekend curfew in red zones. It will start at 6 p.m. instead of 9 pm during weekends.

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  • Please note that as per the restrictions, passengers flying to Greece must receive a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test 72 hours prior to their arrival and undergo random testing for the coronavirus.
  • Also, all foreign travellers will be quarantined for seven days.
  • Travellers from Britain will continue to be required to take a rapid test upon their arrival, while flights from Turkey remain suspended, the civil aviation authority said.

The country has confirmed 163,213 infections since it detected its first case a year ago and 5,951 related deaths.


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