Greek government to reduce VAT for tourism and transportation

ATHENS – Greece's tourist sector, especially places serving food and beverages, will get much-needed relief in the aftermath of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic through a cut in the Value Added Tax (VAT) as the country also hopes visitors will come this year.

The VAT will be cut from 24 to 13 percent by the New Democracy government that also paid out 17.5 billion euros ($18.98 billion) in benefits to workers laid off and their businesses that were temporarily closed during a lockdown.Read more


It's getting better - Where can you fly now?

The situation with COVID-19 seems to get better, so some countries start to relax travel and passenger restrictions. Our team is monitoring the travel restrictions changes every day, to stay updated with the latest information. So we can provide in-time and useful information to assist our customers.

Countries are continuing to implement additional health screening measures at transport hubs, including airports, seaports, and border crossings, to contain the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. These include temperature checks prior to boarding planes and upon landing, stringent questions about itineraries, and medical declarations. Allow additional time to complete check-in formalities.

To review the latest updates for travel and passenger restrictions you can visit our interactive platform In-sky situation.

 

 


New flight restrictions in Greece

All flights within Athens FIR are prohibited

NOTAMN Α1083/20
Q) LGGG/QOEXX/IV/NBO/E /000/999/
A) LGGG
B) 2004040900
C) 2004262059
E) COVID-19: FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS
BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE HELLENIC REPUBLIC, ALL HELICOPTER FLIGHTS (COMMERCIAL AND PRIVATE) AND GA/BA FLIGHTS WITHIN ATHINAI FIR OPERATING FROM/TO ANY AIRPORTS, AIRFIELDS, HELIPORTS, AND PROVISIONAL LANDING FIELDS ARE PROHIBITED.

EXEMPTED ARE:

1. SANITARY FLIGHTS
2. POLICE FLIGHTS
3. SAR FLIGHTS
4. STATE FLIGHTS
5. MILITARY FLIGHTS
6. FRONTEX FLIGHTS
7. TECHNICAL INSPECTION FLIGHTS
8. FLIGHTS RELATED TO THE FUNCTION OF THE STATE.

Public Transport (Commercial flights) are not affected as long as quarantine regulations are taken into consideration.

 

For repatriation flights proof of residence CLICK HERE >> Bebaiosi katoikias eidikis hrisis   form is required. Also, all inbound passengers are obligated to proceed directly from the airport for 14 days quarantine to the declared address.

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Greece’s lockdown restrictions apply also in GA flights

Please be advised that flying to a destination with any GA aircraft is restricted as this is part of Greece’s lockdown (as per private car drivers who found to be traveling for leisure and are fined). In the case of aircraft in addition to the fine, there is a big possibility for the prohibition of departure back to the origin if there is no transportation exemption reason.

If however, the purpose of the flight complies with an exception, the local authorities will be notified by the ATCs and will wait for you at your landing area to check the passenger’s Work Commute Permit for Employees (type A) or Extraordinary Moving Permit (type B) as well as 731 forms. Not to mention of course IDs or Passports.
AOC operations should also comply. Passengers and crews must have permits accordingly. Furthermore, AOC operators must follow the Procedure for the approval of emergency flights.

Greece’s general lockdown transportation exemptions:

  • Travel to and from work during working hours.
  • Going to the pharmacy or to the doctor provided this is necessary, further to a telephone consultation.
  • Going to the supermarket, the mini-market for basic necessities, if delivery is not possible.
  • Going to the bank if the necessary transaction is not possible online.
  • Going to assist someone in need.
  • Attending a ceremony (e.g. funeral, wedding, christening) as per the relevant legislation; maintaining parent-child contact in case of divorced or separated parents as per relevant legislation.
  • Exercising outdoors or walking a pet. If accompanied by another individual, then there should be a 1.5 meters distance between the two.

Stay safe, Stay home!
We all want to get back to flying but for now, we must stay grounded.

Source: GreekHelicopters.gr


Staying Operational

 

 

At this tuff for humanity times, when the whole world is facing the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, we hope for everyone to stay safe and healthy.

The continuous travel restrictions and limitations in General and Commercial Aviation certainly are affecting our daily operations. In this rapidly involving situation, we would like to update you that the Greek Air Taxi Network Team remains operational 24/7 and we are doing our best to assist our valuable clients, their families, and employers. If you have a flight request, we are here to serve you on domestic and international flights, according to any restrictions that may apply. We are monitoring constantly the current operational restrictions. And we sincerely hope to serve you. Contact us 24/7.

Our company deeply collaborating with authorities all over the world on evacuation and repatriation programs. Due to scheduled commercial and private flight cancellations, a lot of people are stuck in foreign countries, far from homelands and separated from their families.

There is also, a significant rise in the demand for Private Aviation flights not just in Europe, but all over the world. All our operation managers are doing what they can to find ways to transport the clients to the desired destinations, always according to acting regulatory requirements.

We have been closely monitoring the evolution of the SARS-CoV-19 and has been providing updates on our capabilities in the medical air ambulance transport missions in Greece, in Europe, and around the world. We are closely collaborating with the Medical Air Ambulance Operators, to be ready to provide the best medical services in a short period of time.

GATN Team would like to encourage everyone to stay safe and healthy, to help each other in these difficult times.
We have a strong hope to welcome shortly our valuable client on board.


Cornavirus and Private Aviation - FAQs

CORONAVIRUS AND PRIVATE AVIATION - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

A global pandemic over the COVID-19 was declared by the World Health Organization (WHO). And for sure there are a lot of questions about coronavirus coming from clients and private jet members. So, here Read more