Greece extends restrictions on international flights until April 19

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Greece said on Sunday it was extending restrictions on domestic flights until April 12 and international flights until April 19 as the number of new cases of COVID-19 continued to rise.

Under the restrictions, passengers flying to Greece must present a negative PCR test performed no later than 72 hours before arrival and be randomized to COVID-19.

All foreign travelers are required to stay in quarantine for seven days. Israeli travelers who have been fully vaccinated at least two weeks before the trip will not have to be quarantined following a bilateral tourism agreement between the two countries. Saturday, the first vaccinated tourists from Israel arrived in Greece.

Most flights from European Union member states are banned, except for 10 countries, including Romania. It should be noted that tourist trips to Greece are not currently allowed. Persons entering Greek territory for absolutely necessary reasons (essential journeys, excluding tourism or visit), respectively Greek citizens, holders of residence permits, persons permanently resident in the Hellenic Republic, persons with a special identity card, are required to complete the PLF form ( and before leaving Greek territory if they wish to return to the Hellenic Republic during the period of validity of this Decision.

For domestic flights, only essential travel is allowed. Schools, non-essential shops and restaurants are closed in Greece, but Greek authorities intend to reopen small shops, from Monday.

Greece recorded 3.080 new infections on Friday and 72 deaths. Since the pandemic began, it has recorded more than 273.000 cases and just over 8.300 deaths.

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