The number of tourists that visited Greece in the first eight months of 2021 exceeded 8.6 million, the Bank of Greece reported on Friday. This was an increase of 79.3 pct compared with January-August 2020, the bank said.

This is reflected in an increase of 135.7 pct in earnings, which reached 6.6 billion euros, compared to the previous year, which can be further broken down to an increase of 146.2 pct from EU27 member-state residents (4.465 billion euros) and an increase of 102 pct from non-EU nationals (1.971 billion euros).

New extension of notam for passengers from abroad to Oct 29

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority announced a new extension of measures to contain the spread of Covid-19, until Friday, October 29, 2021, at 06:00 in the morning, of the air directive with the conditions of entry into the Greek territory for flights abroad.

In particular, the notam for flights from abroad that will be valid until 29/10/21 provides the following:
Prohibitions of third-country nationals: The directive prohibits the entry into Greece of third-country nationals outside the EU and Schengen areas, including their spouses or persons with whom they have entered into a cohabitation agreement, and their minor children. It excludes passengers traveling for essential reasons and permanent residents of the following 36 countries:

Australia, North Macedonia, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, United Kingdom, Israel, Canada, Belarus, Bahrain, New Zealand, South Korea, Qatar, China, Kuwait, Ukraine, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Japan, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Jordan, Moldova, Brunei, San Marino, Andorra, Vatican, Monaco, Turkey, Kosovo and Chinese Taipei.

Source: ANA-MPA