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Kavala Airport Megas Alexandros (KVA)

Last Updated: Dec. 21, 2020, 9:49 p.m.

  • Maria Zervoudi
  • +302144000525
  • Airport Website
  • Airport COVID 19 Website
  • Are passengers required to complete a government or airport issued pre-travel health declaration form?
  • Yes

  • Weblink to the health declaration form
  • https://travel.gov.gr/#/

  • Weblink to more information (who requires the declaration?)
  • All permanent residents of Greece traveling to international destinations are obliged to have completed the Passenger Locator Form (PLF). A pre-travel health declaration form may be also required by the respective airline and/or destination country.

  • Can the health declaration form be completed online?
  • Yes

  • Please provide a weblink to the health declaration information/form
  • https://travel.gov.gr/#/

  • Are passengers required to undergo a test for COVID-19 before starting their journey?
  • No

  • Please provide details and/or supporting weblinks

  • Are passengers required to undergo any health tests or screening?
  • Yes

  • Provide details: What type of screening is required? By whom is the screening conducted? Is screening for all passengers or for specific airlines?
  • Thermometer screening may be conducted by some airlines. For further information, please contact the respective airline.

  • Does the airport recommend passengers arrive earlier for international departures?
  • No

  • Does the airport recommend passengers arrive earlier for domestic departures?
  • No

  • Is the public (non-passengers) restricted from entering the public areas of the airport (e.g. departures, arrivals hall)?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • All non-passengers are requested not to enter the Terminal building.

  • Are exceptions made for accompanying persons assisting minors traveling alone or persons with disabilities, including those with reduced mobility?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Exemptions to this restriction may apply for assisting minors who are traveling alone, escorting PRM passengers and other essential reasons, provided that sufficient justification or proof is provided upon request.

  • Does the airport provide self-service kiosks for printing boarding pass and bag tag?
  • No

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  • Does the airport implement a sanitization process for kiosk touch screens to enable the disinfection of the screen between each use?
  • No

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  • Is the access to airport checkpoint security touchless/does it reduce the need for document exchange/handling?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Touchless boarding pass check procedures have been established.

  • Is the airport boarding process touchless i.e. biometric or e-gates?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Self-scanning of boarding passes procedure has been established. Document exchange/handling is not recommended.

  • Are e-gates available at immigration entry points?
  • No

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  • Are passengers required to undergo any health tests on arrival?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • All passengers arriving on international flights are obliged to have completed the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) and will be subject to random tests upon arrival. For further information about the procedure, passengers should visit website https://travel.gov.gr/#/ .

  • Are passengers required to quarantine on arrival at the airport?
  • Yes

  • If airport-quarantine does the passenger bear hotel and other related costs, e.g. meals, transportation, etc.?
  • No

  • Provide details:
  • All passengers arriving on international flights, regardless of nationality and country of origin, are required to remain in isolation under quarantine for precautionary reasons for 3 days upon arrival at their place of residence, as declared in the PLF, except if their stay in Greece is less and thus this restriction applies for that period. This measure is effective from December 18th 2020 to January 7th 2021 (until 6am). Different restrictions apply to passengers arriving from the United Kingdom. Updates are available in the airport’s website.

  • What, if any, protocols and precautions are in place for arriving passengers who are exiting the landside area?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • The use of mask is obligatory in all outdoor public spaces. Movement restrictions have been imposed in the whole country until further notice. Passengers should be aware of the applicable procedures, in order to move from the airport to their temporary or permanent residence. Further information is available in website www.forma.gov.gr (only in Greek).

  • Are drivers/meeters and greeters allowed to meet arriving passengers inside the terminal building?
  • No

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  • Are there any specific measures for drivers/meeters and greeters meeting/collecting arriving passengers? (e.g., subject to health screening)
  • No

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  • Are there any special pick-up or curbside arrangements in place?
  • No

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  • Is physical distancing required or recommended in airport?
  • Yes

  • What is the required physical distance?
  • 1.5 meters

  • Are there spacing marks on floors to guide passengers?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Floor markings encouraging social distancing are available throughout the terminal.

  • Are physical distancing rules in place for elevators, escalators, and moving walkways?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • The use of elevators should be avoided by airport users. Specific groups of passengers are exempted from this restriction.

  • Are limitations set for number of passengers on airport public ground transportation, e.g. shuttle busses, airport transit systems, etc.?
  • No

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  • Are passengers required to wear face coverings?
  • Yes

  • Does the airport provide face coverings?
  • No

  • Can face coverings be purchased at the airport?
  • Yes

  • Are passengers required to wear gloves?
  • No

  • Are passenger-facing staff required to wear face coverings?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • The use of mask by all passengers and airport employees is compulsory.

  • Are passenger-facing staff required to wear gloves?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • Security screening personnel are required to wear gloves when they have physical contact with passengers and/or their personal belongings.

  • Are passenger-facing staff subject to health screening?
  • No

  • Provide details

  • What special COVID-19 cleaning/sterilization measures has the airport implemented? Provide details for areas such as restrooms, boarding areas, dining areas, etc.?
  • Intensive cleaning and disinfection is implemented by the airport operator's cleaning services provider. Special attention is given to WCs, security trays and other frequently touched surfaces and devices.

  • Has the airport implemented physical distancing detection technology?
  • No

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  • Has seating been adapted to support physical distancing in the following areas?
  • Boarding areas, Dining areas

  • Provide details
  • Seats have been positioned in accordance with the required safety distances. Also, markings have been placed onspecific seats, in order for passengers to avoid sitting one next to each other.

  • Does the airport provide signage and announcements via PA system to encourage physical distancing measures in place?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • Relevant signage has been placed and announcements via PA system are regularly made, encouraging passengers to practice social distancing.

  • Does the airport provide hand-sanitizing stations?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • Hand-sanitizing stations are available throughout the terminal building.

  • Is there a medical clinic located in or near the airport terminal/facility?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • An airport medical room is available. Also, the Emergency Ambulance Service (EKAV) is available, upon request, to transfer patients to hospitals.

  • Does the airport provide a helpline to report COVID-19 concerns?
  • No

  • Provide details

  • Does the airport app, airlines app, or other third-party apps provide wayfinding indoor maps for passengers?
  • No

  • Provide details

  • Is there any mechanism, such as social media or mobile apps, to disseminate information to the travelling public?
  • No

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  • Are there any other particular processes in place to assist passengers with reduced mobility (wheelchair) or passengers with disabilities?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • Disinfection of the wheelchair equipment before each use, use of disposable gloves and masks when assisting each PRM passenger, use of marked waiting points at arrival halls (next to each conveyor belt) and check-in at separate check-in counter upon availability of counters and staff

  • Does the airport provide self-service dining options, where passengers have limited contact with retail, food and beverage staff?
  • No

  • Provide details

  • Does the airport have a ventilation filtration system that recycles air on a regular basis?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units receive fresh air up to 80%. Fresh air is mixed in a cooling chamber with a portion from the air-conditioned air that returns from the building. This mixture of air from the chamberis filtered and transported through an airway network again into the building.

  • Does the airport offer any staff training program, relating to health or COVID-19?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • Continuous and thorough training related to the measures of the competent authorities, industry's best practices and protocols as well as health and safety guidelines is provided to airport staff.