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Greece Has Lifted PLF Requirement for Ukrainians on Sunday

All Ukrainian citizens planning to enter Greece are no longer required to fill out a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) upon arrival in this country since last Sunday, March 6.

This decision was confirmed by a statement published by the Greek Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), while the same decision confirmed that the new changes would take effect immediately, reports.

The statement published by the Civil Aviation Authority notes that “all passengers who are Ukrainian citizens and who come to Greece on flights from abroad are not required to fill out the electronic PLF form”.

Authorities in Greece previously announced that they would scrap the PLF requirement for arrivals from other countries on March 15; However, given the current situation that Ukraine is facing as a result of the massive Russian invasion, the Greek government decided to implement such changes to Ukrainians as soon as possible.

The decision of the authorities in the Greek Republic to abolish the Palestine Liberation Organization comes within the framework of efforts to facilitate the travel process and the gradual lifting of the measures imposed to stop the spread of the Corona virus.

Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias has confirmed that the new changes will take effect in mid-March.

“On the recommendation of the Expert Committee of the Ministry of Health, the completion of the Passenger Locating Form (PLF) by visitors from all countries for their entry into Greece from March 15, 2022 has been cancelled. Repealing the Passenger Locating Law (PLF) simplifies the process of Passenger entry and shift focus to monitoring vaccination certificates.

Nearly 15 senior government officials, including ministers and the Secretary General of Ministers, on Friday discussed the possibilities of how to deal with the influx of Ukrainian refugees fleeing the Russian invasion, according to a report published by Ekathymirini.

The same source showed that as of Friday, a total of 2,704 Ukrainians were granted temporary immigrant status; Of them, only 50 people have applied to be accommodated in immigration reception centers.

According to the Minister of Immigration and Asylum Notis Mitarakis, there are 5,000 beds available in these centers, stressing that they can increase the number to 30 thousand.

A total of 3,780 people have arrived in Greece, including minors, since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, including a total of 1,146 minors, according to data provided by police officials.

The same source shows that a total of 625 refugees, including 240 minors, have arrived in the Greek Republic, according to figures from the Ministry of Citizens Protection. A total of 94 arrived by land, while the rest arrived by plane.

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