All Greek airports open gates again to tourists from the United Kingdom

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All Greek airports open gates again to tourists from the United KingdomSeven flights are scheduled for July 16

The gates of all airports in Greece were opened to direct flights from the United Kingdom on Wednesday, after the gradual lifting of the measures against the coronavirus, ANA reports.

There were no scheduled flights at the Athens international airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" from the United Kingdom on Wednesday, but seven flights are scheduled for July 16.

Strict rules are imposed, including meticulous observance of hand hygiene and respiratory hygiene practices, the obligatory use of a mask, the observance of distances, the constant and careful cleaning and disinfection of surfaces and areas, especially where there is "contact", as basic preconditions for the protection of passengers and employees at all airports of the country.

Specifically, the main rules for passengers on both domestic and foreign flights at all Greek airports are:

  • Entrance to the airport building is allowed only for people who are traveling and holding a ticket, except for certain exceptions (escorts for minors or the disabled). Protective dividers have been installed at public service points.
  • The use of a mask is mandatory - already at the entrance to the airport - while everyone must wear it during their stay at the airport.
  • Passengers may be asked to remove their masks during the security and identity checking process. The use of a mask is also mandatory during boarding and during the flight and it is recommended to change it every four hours.
  • Employees are equipped with all personal protective equipment (masks, gloves, antiseptic liquid) which they must use throughout their work.
  • The observance of distances (1.5 meters) should be applied at all times at the airport. Special ground markings, visual instructions on screens, and banners will make it easier to maintain distances and there will also be regular audible updates via screens, announcements, and markings.
  • Facilities, machinery, equipment, and frequent contact surfaces on the airport premises are regularly cleaned and disinfected with special materials while the airport staff will provide information and supervise the observance of the rules by the passengers.
  • There are antiseptics available at the airport, as well as in sanitary areas, for use by the passengers at all stages of the travel process, both during departure and arrival. Plastic bins where passengers place their clothes and belongings during the airport security process at the gates are disinfected after each passenger before being used again.
  • The use of available electronic applications and services is encouraged, both before departure for the airport (web check-in) and inside the airport (web check-in, self-check-in, baggage tag printing, drop off baggage process, e-parking).
  • Distances must be kept in the airport lounge seats and there are already signs for mandatory vacancies. This will not apply to families and couples. Also, at some airports, where this is possible, there will be a pedestrian transfer of passengers to and from the aircraft.
  • Finally, regarding flight conditions and other details, passengers should get information from the airlines they are traveling with.

Read more at thenationalherald.com

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