In the context of the protective measures in place to safeguard the passengers’, the airport community employees’ and the wider public’s health and safety, Athens International 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/en/covid-19/.
More specifically, at Athens International Airport, as in all Greek airports, a cluster of measures including, among other, flight monitoring procedures, as well as the dissemination of information for the maximum possible awareness.
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.
• Specific measures currently in place:In accordance with the guidelines of the national health authorities, the meticulous observance of rules for hand washing / sanitizing and for respiratory hygiene, the use of face masks, physical distance keeping, very good cleaning and sanitizing of spaces and surfaces, especially of those frequently hand touched, are the basis for the protection of passengers and employees at Athens International Airport. Passengers travelling on domestic or international flights #athensairport, should bear in mind the following:
The above measures are subject to the continuous evaluation as to their effectiveness and will be modified as deemed necessary and instructed by the competent State Authorities.
According to joint Ministerial decision issued by the Hellenic Republic, all measures related to the corona pandemic are lifted. All passengers on domestic flights regardless of airport of destination no longer require valid certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19, or evidence of a negative test result from a PCR/Rapid test.
Τhe use of face masks is recommended in all indoor airport areas. Passengers using masks should also be aware that they may be asked to temporarily remove their mask during security and identity check processes. Passengers are advised to keep distance from other people and avoid congestion in terminal facilities. They are obliged to comply with the instructions of the permanent and temporary staff of the airports or airlines who are responsible for the terminal supervision, queue management and assistance of passengers, in order to maintain the necessary distances and to ensure controlled embarkation-disembarkation and queues, in order to avoid congestion.
According to joint Ministerial decision issued by the Hellenic Republic, all measures related to the corona pandemic are lifted. All arriving passengers into Greece regardless of country of origin, no longer require completed passenger locator form, valid certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19, or evidence of a negative test result from a PCR/Rapid test.
Transit passengers, transferring in Athens from international to international flight, are not tested against Covid-19 and are not required to display a negative molecular test result (PCR) or vaccination certificate upon arrival in Athens.
For further information you may contact your airline or the Greek General Secretariat for Civil Protection at 213 – 15 10 100 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com.
For information regarding the minimum connecting time between flights or any additional information regarding your transfer procedure, you need to contact the airlines involved. Detailed contact information of airlines is provided in our website at the following link: https://www.aia.gr/traveler/travellers-info/airlines/. Alternatively, you can contact with the Airport Call Centrer at (0030) 210 3530000 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Protective measures in effect due to Covid-19 apply to all passengers travelling to China. It is highly recommended to contact the airline you are going to travel with as early as possible, in order to be informed accordingly before your travel and make sure that you meet the requirements of traveling according to relevant measures in effect at the destination country at the time of travelling. Detailed contact information of airlines is provided in our website here.
Additionally, you may contact the Embassy of China in Greece in order to be informed in detail about the travel requirements.
Passengers can travel from/to the airport 24 hours a day.
Escorts are allowed at any time of the day or night, provided that they do not exceed the maximum number of passengers allowed when traveling in private vehicles or taxis.
For additional information regarding the above, you may call the Consumers’ Line at 4digit telephone number 1520, the Hellenic Police , or the Greek General Secretariat for Civil Protection at 213 – 15 10 100 or send an email at email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Protective measures in effect due to Covid-19 may vary depending on the destination. It is highly recommended to contact the airline you are going to travel with, as airline operators have to ensure that passengers are duly informed before boarding and that they meet the requirements of traveling according to relevant measures in effect at the destination country at the time of travelling. Detailed contact information of airlines is provided in our website at the following link: https://www.aia.gr/traveler/travellers-info/airlines/
Additionally, you could visit the destination airport website for Covid-19 related info or contact the Embassy/Consulate of the country you are going to visit. Latest and up-to-date information about travel measures and entry requirements per country, during the COVID-19 pandemic, is available in the IATA Timatic “COVID-19 Travel Regulations Map”.
kindly be advised of the availability to perform diagnostic test for SARS-COV-2 (Covid-19) at Athens airport, using both methods, Molecular & Rapid Antigen test, at the specially configured testing point of Athens Medical Center, located on the “Arrivals” level, between exits 2 and 3. However, the testing point at the airport should be used as a last resort due to unpredictability of traffic flows and possible increased waiting times.The testing point operates on a 24-hour basis. You may proceed for testing without an appointment.
Due to increased attendance, longer waiting times might be expected thus, passengers are kindly requested to timely attend the testing point at the airport for their molecular (PCR) or Rapid-antigen test. As far as Rapid tests are concerned, it is highly recommended to plan for at least 3 hours available time prior to your departure.
Payment options available at the testing point include the use of POS machine accepting debit / credit card or cash.
Registration & payment procedure for the Molecular(PCR) test can be also accomplished electronically through the platform https://payments.iatriko.gr/. Details and important information are included in the section “Frequently Asked Questions” of the platform.
Test results for molecular (PCR) test will be delivered to you, by email, within approximately 24 hours. Response time varies according to sampling time or volume of tests.
Test results for rapid (Antigen) test are available by email ,15-20 minutes after completion of sampling. For any further information, please contact Athens Medical Center representatives at email@example.com.
Instant hand sanitizers have been installed in all toilets, in all the departure gates, and in more than 300 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.
Passengers must contact EODY in the four (4) digit line 1135 or the Greek General Secretariat for Civil Protection at 213 – 15 10 100 for further advice.
There are no restrictions imposed for cargo transportation.
Access of shippers, consignees and Customs Brokers to Airport Customs’ s premises (Building 27) is restored
All Customs formalities can be effected normally. Working hours remain unchanged.
Τhe Sofitel Athens Airport hotel operates normally. For more information please click here.
Various Cafes/Snack Bars are available throughout the Terminal Building.
The shops at the Retail Park of the airport operate normally.
Smoking in the Terminal Building is not allowed. Designated smoking areas are available at the following passenger areas :
All airlines’ CIP lounges operate daily according to the flight schedule. For further information kindly contact your airline.
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. 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.
More information regarding specific routes is available through the following links: