The American airline, Delta Air Lines, returns to Athens this summer, re-establishing three straight connections between the Greek capital and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York (JFK), and Hartsfield–Jackson International Airport in Atlanta (ATL).
“We welcome Delta Air Lines to Athens. Over time, the United States has been a major lifeblood of Greek tourism, and we warmly welcome the company’s decision to further strengthen its presence in our country, with daily flights from New York and Atlanta,” Minister of Tourism Haris Theoharis said.
The connection between Athens and New York will start on May 28 with two daily flights, followed by Atlanta on July 2 with one flight – a route that ceased to operate in 2011.
“Greece is a safe destination. All this time we have put in place all the necessary measures for a safe, friendly, and calm summer. I am very happy that our ongoing talks have brought such a positive result,” Theoharis added.
The Minister further emphasized that US citizens can enter Greece with a vaccination certificate or with a PCR-negative test, and avoid the required time in quarantine. They will also need to fill out the obligatory Passenger Locator Form through travel.gov.gr