Delays due to border checks for Non-Schengen destinations

Delays due to border checks for
Non-Schengen destinations
Dear Partners,

We would like to inform you that European citizens travelling to and from non-Schengen destinations are likely to experience delays at passport control in Greek airports as of April 7th, 2019.

The increase in waiting time will be due to the reinforcement of checks against relevant databases at external borders by the Hellenic Police in line with EU Regulation 2017/458. The enhanced border controls were first introduced in 2017 in order to enable checks on passengers from countries outside the 26-nation Schengen zone. You are therefore advised of possible delays due to the passport security procedures and should ensure that you arrive at the airport in good time for your flight.

Please contact your travel consultants for any further information or on Kyvernitis Travel +30 210 900 11 00.