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Civil Aviation Authority Issues New NOTAM Due to Coronavirus

ATHENS — The suspension of all passenger flights to and from Greece to the United Kingdom, Turkey and Sweden with a new NOTAM of the Civil Aviation Authority will be extended until Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 23:59. The NOTAM also extends a ban on non-European citizens entering the country. The following 14 countries are excluded from this airline (Notam): Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.

The above new aviation instructions (NOTAMs) of the Civil Aviation Authority are aimed at protecting passengers and citizens from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Flight exceptions

The temporary suspension of flights to the United Kingdom, Turkey and Sweden excludes cargo, sanitary, humanitarian, aircraft return flights only with its ferry flights, state flights, states that are in a state of emergency, military flights (military, these flights do not apply to Turkey), Frontex flights, fire fighting flights, flights that have technical failure without the need to disembark the passengers (technical landings), the support flights of the National Health System of our country and the flights of repatriation of Greek citizens.

Exceptions for third parties

The following exemptions also apply to temporary entry bans in non-European countries: members of European citizens' families, citizens of Schengen countries, passengers traveling for essential reasons, health care staff, specialized scientific staff, government, third-country nationals who have a long-term visa to a European country and Schengen country, government, diplomatic, military, humanitarian personnel, students, passenger transit flights, aircraft crews and non-European citizens obtain a permit for their trip from a Greek consulate by providing the necessary documents.

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