NOTAM for passengers from Russia extended to Oct 5

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority on Monday extended a NOTAM concerning permanent residents of Russia travelling to Greece until Monday, October 5. This stipulates that only airline passengers with negative COVID-19 tests carried out within the last 72 hours will be allowed to enter Greece and only from the international airports in Athens, Thessaloniki and Heraklion, Crete.

The above passengers will only be allowed to enter Greece upon showing a Covid-19 molecular test (PCR) from a certified centre, the authority clarified.

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority said that the 500-travellers limit per week from Russia will also remain in effect until Monday, October 5.

Additionally, permanent residents of Russia that come to Greece will undergo a repeat test for COVID-19 on arrival and be required to self-isolate until its results come out.

Anyone violating the above restrictions will face legal penalties, as well as an administrative fine of 5,000 euros.