The Greek Aviation Authority (CAA) announced that Greece will extend its air guidance regarding domestic flights for another week until September 6.
According to a notice published by the CAA, travelers from mainland Greece to the islands will be allowed to travel by presenting a certificate of vaccination or a certificate of return. It is also acceptable to submit a negative PCR test that was taken within the last 72 hours or to take a rapid test 48 hours before the flight.
The same rules, which were also imposed in previous weeks, apply to travelers from the islands to the mainland, TheSchengen.com reports.
For travelers aged 12-17, they can travel within Greece by providing an express test, valid for 24 hours. These measures were imposed in an attempt to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
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In addition, passengers are allowed to board the aircraft if they qualify for one of the following categories:
A vaccination certificate may be submitted indicating that its holder has been fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior. The document must be issued in Greek, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian. The vaccination certificate must include the name of the holder, the type of vaccine given, and the number of doses. Travelers from European and third countries with an EU COVID-19 digital certificate are eligible to travel within Greece without being subject to quarantine requirements. They can submit a negative PCR laboratory test for COVID-19 taken within the past 72 hours prior to travel or within 48 hours prior to their arrival for rapid testing. Alternatively, mainland air travelers from the islands can board a plane by submitting a negative rapid test that is taken within 24 hours prior to departure. For international travelers, the test certificate provided must be issued in Greek, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian. A refund certificate issued 30 days after the first positive test can be submitted, and its validity extends to 180 days. Children under 12 years of age are exempt from the entry requirements and can travel without having to take any test.
Mask use remains mandatory for passengers and airport staff.
Moreover, the country recognizes the largest number of vaccines in Europe, ten of which have been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
World Health Organization (WHO) data shows that Greece has identified 581,315 cases of COVID-19 and recorded 13,636 deaths. Only in the last 24 hours, 1,581 new cases of coronavirus were detected in the country.
So far, the country has vaccinated 65.8 percent of the population with at least one dose of the vaccine, while about 63.4 percent have been fully vaccinated.