Earlier this week, The Netherlands changed the travel advice for the Greek islands to ‘yellow’.
The ‘yellow’ status means that travellers arriving in The Netherlands from anywhere in Greece do not need to self-isolate, however they should remain alert to the risks.
“Due to the decrease in the number of new infections on the Greek islands, the color code of the islands has been adjusted from ‘orange’ (only necessary trips) to ‘yellow’ (note: safety risks). You do not have to go into home quarantine when you return to the Netherlands if you come from Greece,” the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced.
It is recalled in September, The Netherlands placed the Greek islands in the ‘orange’ category.
All passengers arriving in Greece must fill in a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least a day before arrival, providing information that will include their departure airport, the address where they will be staying and the expected duration of their stay in Greece, among others. The information on the form is a key element of the country’s planning for protection against the pandemic and preventing the spread of the virus.
The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority stressed that before accepting passengers for boarding, airlines must check:
- the PLF submission confirmation at least the day before the flight, which is a mandatory travel document
- the correspondence with the QR code and the PLF
Airlines that do not comply with this control obligation will be responsible for the repatriation of passengers at the expense of the company.
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