Strict protection measures should be observed by employees and passengers at our country’s airports to avoid the spread of Covid-19 in view of the expansion of domestic flights from tomorrow, Monday, May 25.
Domestic flights have started to return to normal since May 18, the day when the restriction on travel to the province and Crete was lifted and will continue to increase from tomorrow, May 25, when the rest of the islands will be lifted. However, a further increase in flights is expected from June 1, when the 12-month hotels will open and from June 15, when the seasonal hotels will open.
It is reminded that AEGEAN in the domestic itineraries, already from May 18 strengthened the itineraries to Heraklion, Chania, Thessaloniki, Alexandroupolis and from tomorrow 25 May it strengthens the itineraries to Rhodes, Corfu, Mytilene, Chios, prefectures of Samos and others interior. Also, gradually until the end of May, it will resume interconnection with some major European destinations, from Athens to Munich, Zurich, Frankfurt and Geneva, while it will increase flights to Brussels, the only foreign destination it has not had before. suspended.
As part of the gradual opening of the tourist season, from June 15, direct flights abroad will be released only to the Athens International Airport “El. Venizelos “and from July 1 to all airports in the country. Countries with negative epidemiological characteristics will be excluded from the release.
The measures in “El. Venizelos “
According to the measures of the Athens Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” based on the instructions of the National Health Authorities, the meticulous observance of hand hygiene rules as well as respiratory hygiene, the use of a mask, the observance of distances, the careful cleaning and disinfection and disinfection. , especially where there is “contact”, are the basic condition for the protection of passengers and employees.
In fact, as far as the use of a mask is concerned, it is mandatory – from the moment the passenger enters the airport – as well as its maintenance during the stay at the airport. It is mandatory both during the boarding process and during the flight.
Data on flights from May 25 to May 31 Athens Airport
The available data so far for flights from tomorrow, May 25 to 31-5-2020 are as follows:
- On 25-05-2020, 114 flights are planned, 19 foreign and 95 domestic. The countries of origin are: Italy, Qatar, Belgium, Cyprus, Romania, Hungary, Albania, Turkey, Germany, Lebanon.
- On 26-05-2020 75 flights, 13 foreign and 62 domestic. The countries of origin are: Belgium, Germany, Cyprus, Austria, Lebanon.
- On 27-05-2020 108 flights, 15 foreign and 93 domestic. The countries of origin are: Qatar, Germany, Egypt, Belgium, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Albania.
- On 28-05-2020 85 flights, 11 foreign and 74 domestic. The countries of origin are: Cyprus, Belgium, Germany, Bulgaria.
- On 29-05-2020 108 flights, 16 foreign and 92 domestic. The countries of origin are: Qatar, Switzerland, Cyprus, Belgium, Germany, Bulgaria.
- On 30-05-2020 82 flights, 8 foreign and 74 domestic. The countries of origin are: Germany, Austria, USA.
- On 31-05-2020 86 flights, 4 foreign and 82 domestic. The countries of origin are: Germany, Switzerland, Austria
It is noted that the above data can be changed at any time, as the programs of the companies are not stable at this time and also many private and commercial flights are performed, which do not require many days of planning. Also, for the countries where flights have been banned based on (NOTAM) of the CAA, it is noted that these are flights of repatriation, freight, etc.
CAA – Aviation guidelines
It is recalled that in order to protect passengers and citizens from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had announced air instructions (NOTAMS) for seven countries:
The suspension of all passenger flights from and to Greece with Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands is extended until 31 May 2020 at 23:59.
The temporary ban on flights to and from Albania and Northern Macedonia is extended until June 14, 2020 at 23:59.
The ban on all flights to the Greek Territory regarding Turkey is extended until June 14, 2020 at 23:59.
Until Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at 23:59, only at the Athens airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” (DAA), the arrivals/departures of international flights are allowed.
The temporary ban on entry into the country of non-European citizens and the measure of mandatory preventive quarantine of 14 days for passengers (of all nationalities) arriving in our country from all international countries remain in force until 31 May 2020 at 23:59. destinations until Sunday 31 May 2020 at 23:59.
Temporary flight delays exclude cargo flights, sanitary, humanitarian, aircraft return flights only with its crew (ferry flights), state flights, state flights stating that they are in a state of emergency, military flights (military, these flights do not apply to Turkey), Frontex flights, refuelling, support flights of our National Health System and repatriation flights Greek citizens.
The following exemptions also apply to temporary entry bans in non-European countries: Members of European citizens’ families, citizens of Schengen countries, health personnel, third-country nationals who have a long-term visa in a European country and a Schengen Diplomatic country, government military, humanitarian personnel, aircraft crews and those non-European citizens who have obtained a permit to travel from the Greek Consulate.