Ioannina is the only city in Greece lying on the crossroads of the two country’s main highways: Egnatia and Ionia Highways, offering to the traveller the possibility for a safe, quick and confortable road trip to all-year round destinations, in and out of Epirus region.Further extension of the Ionian Highway connects the area with the Adriatic Highway, offering a faster and easier entry to Albania and the Adriatic countries.
The airport is connected with Igoumenitsa Port, the largest port in Northwestern Greece, thus making it ideal for cruise tourism during the summer months.
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As per relevant governmental decision, air travel within Greece is open under certain conditions: Until 24.01.22 (06:00 a.m) all passengers on domestic flights regardless of airport of destination must meet one of the following requirements:
– to have completed the vaccination for COVID-19 at least fourteen (14) days before the scheduled arrival and present a vaccination certificate, which in the case of vaccination in Greece, must have been issued through the official website here. In the case of foreigners from abroad, to have completed the vaccination for COVID-19 at least fourteen days (14) before the scheduled arrival and present a vaccination certificate in Greek, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian, issued by a public authority in accordance with the relevant legislation. The vaccination certificate must include the name of the person, the type of vaccine given, the number of doses & inoculation dates. The European Digital Covid Certificate is also accepted.
– To present proof of recovery from Covid-19, supported by a molecular test result (PCR). The certificate of recovery is issued fourteen (14) days after the 1st positive diagnosis & is valid up to ninety (90) days there on. Certificates of recovery issued from 17.07.21 until 31.10.21 remain valid up to one hundred and eighty (180) days after the 1st positive diagnosis but not exceeding 31.01.2022. The 1st positive diagnosis must originate either from a public authority in accordance with the relevant legislation or from reference laboratories of the country of origin or transit, public or private, provided that they have been certified by the competent national certification of the country. The certificate is issued either in Greek, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian & includes the name of the person as registered in the identity card or passport.
Non fully vaccinated for Covid 19 passengers must display a negative result of Rapid Antigen test performed within the last forty-eight (48) hours or a negative result of PCR Molecular test performed within the last seventy two (72) hours before the scheduled flight. The relevant certificate must originate from either a private reference laboratory, private clinics, pharmacies or private doctors, paid at their own expenses. Diagnostic Rapid test results for Covid19 conducted at municipal health clinics are accepted if the aforementioned facilities do not exist.
If the tests have been performed abroad & remain valid during boarding the aircraft, they are accepted under the same conditions passengers were accepted to enter Greece.
Minors from the age of four (4) up to seventeen (17) can alternatively to the above, present a negative self-diagnostic test result (Self-Test) conducted up to 24 hours before the scheduled flight, confirmed by a relevant test certificate in digital or paper form issued from ( self-test.pdf ) in Greek or in English.
Airline operators shall ensure that passengers meet the requirements of traveling according to relevant measures in effect at destination at the time of travelling.
You may contact the Greek General Secretariat for Civil Protection at 213 – 15 10 100 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In accordance with the Greek government’s decisions there is a ban of entry applying to all Third country nationals until 24.01.22, as announced by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority. Certain exemptions are also applicable as follows:
Exemptions apply for permanent residents of Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, the Russian Federation, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vatican. In order to prove their place of residence, third country nationals may present their residence permit, work permit, identity card, driving license or other documents, provided that it states place of residence.
Also exempted from the restrictions are:
– EU member states nationals & the Schengen agreement, including their spouses or persons with whom they have a cohabitation agreement, as well as their minor children.
– Medical & nursing staff, researchers & health professionals if they demonstrate at the points of entry evidence of their professional status and provided that their entry into the country relates to the exercise of their duties.
– Long—term residents or EU member states or Schengen agreement and 3rd country nationals holding a residence permit or in EU member state or Schengen agreement.
– Members of government delegations
– Members of diplomatic delegations or consulate authorities & delegations, members of international & European organizations, members of humanitarian organizations performing their duties, military & security forces officials & of general secretariat of civil protection.
– Personnel employed in the transport section, including seamen, aircraft crews and the crews and technical personnel of the leased aircraft firefighting equipment, lorry drivers & the absolutely necessary support staff for the transport of goods.
– Persons caring for the elderly & people with disability (disabled)
– Seasonal workers in the field of agriculture
– The cleaning services have been intensified across the airport facilities.
– The routine cleaning materials have been replaced with fast acting disinfectants.
– Cleaning and sanitizing of frequently touched surfaces, such as door handles, elevator buttons, handrails, escalators etc., has been intensified.
– In the event of an emergency involving a virus suspicious case, special disinfection or spraying is carried out, in accordance with the Health Authorities instructions.
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.
All public means of transport are in operation at present.
There are no restrictions imposed for cargo transportation so far.
Take advantage of the unique offers of the airlines that approach our airport and book your next getaway economically and safely.