We understand the concern about the protective measures in place to safeguard passengers’, the airport community employees’ and the wider public’s health and safety. Athens Airport is adhering to the Authorities’ instructions, and to official guidelines.
We are constantly working closely with the National Public Health Organization (EODY), whilst all instructed measures are diligently implemented.
Specific instructions have been issued by EODY for passengers and airport employees across Greece to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. These can be found at the EODY site: https://eody.gov.gr/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-travellers/.
Airport employees and crews are well aware of the warning factors that must be immediately reported to the Airport’s Health Authorities. A sanitation office is operating at the airport as well as a first aid medical center.
Information and guidelines for travelling persons are visible at all airport areas. Protective material is provided to employees and sanitation liquid is available at more than 400 points within the Airport Terminal.
Surfaces and frequently hand touched infrastructure are cleaned with material of appropriate anti-COVID specs. Airport employees are constantly updated on the most recent developments regarding COVID-19 and the Authorities instructions for the avoidance of the widespread of COVID-19.
Relevant guidelines by the National Public Health Organization (EODY) can be found here: https://eody.gov.gr/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-travellers/
There is temporary ban of entry to all non-EU citizens from 18th March, 2020 to 18th April, 2020. Exemptions apply as per the Greek Government Gazette/B/916/17.03.2020. More specifically, excempted from the restriction are:
In the context of the anti-Covid-19 measures of the Government of the Hellenic Republic, domestic flights across Greece are currently subject to restrictions.
In specific, according tothe respective Joint Ministerial Decision (Gov. Gazette Bulletin Β 986/20), the air transportation of citizens across Greece, is subject to restrictions. Exempted from the restrictions are citizens travelling for vital personal or professional reasons. In particular, exemptions are allowed as follows:
a) Movement for professional purposes, justified by employer’s attestation Type A.b) One way movement to the individual’s permanent residence, obligatorily supported by Declaration of Residence for Special Use (available free of charge in https://www.aade.gr/bebaiosi-katoikias-eidikis-hrisis), or a copy of the individual’s Income Tax Declaration E1.
Citizens are obliged, in accordance with the Joint Ministerial Decision, to demonstrate their IDs/ Passports as well as the declaration for their movement, in print or electronic form.
The declaration forms are available in:
By order of the Government of the Hellenic Republic, the following restrictions will apply upon entry into the Hellenic Republic to any individual-regardless of nationality:
Passengers are required to remain in isolation for 14 days upon arrival, after having filled in a notification of contact information to the competent state authorities upon arrival to Athens. The relevant form will be distributed to passengers on behalf of the competent state authorities by their airline. View more details here.Passengers not accepting the above requirements, will not be permitted entry to the Hellenic Republic.
Exempted from the restriction are :
Instant hand sanitizers have been installed in all toilets, in all the departure gates, and in more than 315 locations within the terminals.
In order to ensure coordinated effort to maintain business continuity while preventing the spread of the disease, AIA has established a COVID-19 Response Plan that maps contingencies for sustaining a minimum level of service.
The Response Plan is complemented by a series of actions decided upon by the Emergency Response Team that has been set up for the specific purpose. Actions are decided upon daily developments, as the situation unfolds.
According to a recent EU announcement, sanitizing/disinfectant hand gels are exempted from the liquids and gels regulation, and their transportation in hand luggage is allowed in containers of over 100 ml.
The Health Check Authority takes control, for carrying out the preliminary health check and advises of further actions as per EODY guidelines. Should a transfer to a reference hospital be deemed necessary, this is effected by a properly equipped EKAV ambulance.
Due care is taken for Passengers in proximity to the suspect cases. Cases of certain suspicion are hosted inside the dedicated Airport quarantine facility, in accordance with the decision of the Health Check Authority and until further transfer to a reference Hospital.
The Health Check Authority takes control, carries out the preliminary health check and advises of further actions as per EODY guidelines.
EODY takes control and provides instructions on the handling of such cases. In principle, seriously infected countries are prohibited from air transportation (flights) to/from Greek airports. Relevant announcements are made by the pertinent Authorities.
Passengers must contact EODY in the four (4) digit line 1135 for further advice, otherwise the Airline or the ground handler employees must be notified for further action and notification to the Airport Health Authority.
Further to the decision of the Hellenic Government to close all hotels initially until 30/04 in the context of the Covid-19 situation, the Sofitel Athens Airport hotel has consequently suspended its operations until the above-mentioned date.
There are no restrictions imposed for cargo transportation so far.
Access of shippers, consignees and Customs Brokers to Airport Customs’ s premises (Building 27) is prohibited.
All Customs formalities will be effected online and, whenever the need arises, documents will be exchanged at a front desk at the entrance of B27. Working hours remain unchanged.
No seated F&B services available. Cafes/Snack Bars are available throughout the Terminal Buildings, offering only take-away service.
Smoking in the Terminal Building is not allowed, and the designated smoking lounges are currently closed due to COVID-19 prevention measures.
In the context of the Covid-19 preventive measures, airlines’ CIP lounges at the airport are currently closed.
Ιf you wish to cancel your reservation and get a refund, please dial +30 210 3534260.
The Airport Call Centre operates on a 24hr basis, tel. +30 210-3530000. Once in the Terminal areas, you may visit our Airport Information desks, located on the Arrivals & Departures Levels, operating on a 24hr basis. Please note, that the flight schedule has been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 situation. For any information regarding the schedule of the airlines and/or specific flights, you should contact your airline.
All public means of transport (Bus, Metro, Suburban Rail and regional buses) are in operation at present.
More information regarding specific routes is available through the following links: