Tough passport controls at Athens International Airport
also for EU citizens to/from non-Schengen Area countrys

Tough passport controls at Athens International Airport

Greek Police will conduct tougher passport controls at Athens International Airport also for EU citizens coming from or departing for non-Schengen countries. Reason for this is the implementation of EU directive 458/2017, which Greece implements with a delay of two years.

The EU directive does not refer to domestic flights and those to Schengen countries.

In an announcement, Athens International Airport – Eleftherios Venizelos informs passengers that «as of April 7th, 2019, the Hellenic Police will implement EU Regulation 2017/458 which requires systematic checks against relevant databases, for all European citizens traveling to/from Non-Schengen destinations».

The Athens International Airport warns passengers of the possibility of «increased waiting times at check points», and calls on timely presence at the departure gates.

«Passengers traveling to Non-Schengen destinations are kindly requested to allow for extra time at the passport control for the checks to be conducted by the Hellenic Police», the announcement says, adding that in order «to accelerate the checks, it is advisable to hold a passport document rather than an ID card».


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