Low-cost carrier Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will begin flights from Abu Dhabi to Santorini in Greece starting July 2, 2021, and will offer these at one-way prices as low as Dhs179.
The national airline of the UAE will operate twice weekly flights between the UAE’s capital and the Greek island every Friday and Monday.
The UAE recently established ‘a safe travel corridor’ with Greece for fully vaccinated individuals. Residents from either country holding vaccination certificates will not need to quarantine upon arrival in each other’s countries.
The airline said that UAE passengers can fly into Greece without quarantining on arrival in the country. They must provide a negative PCR test taken by swab up to 72 hours before the arrival, or hold a certificate of vaccination in English issued by a public authority. Children 5 years of age and younger are exempted from this requirement. The vaccination needs to have been completed at least 14 days before arrival to Greece. The certificate should include the full name of the passenger, the type of vaccine, the number of doses taken and the dates.
When returning to Abu Dhabi, UAE residents and citizens who have been vaccinated for at least 28 days, and have received a vaccine report on the Alhosn app, will be able to fly into the UAE from Greece without having to follow quarantine restrictions. Passengers will have to take a PCR test 72 hours before departure, alongside taking another PCR test on arrival into the UAE, and another on the sixth day after arriving. Children 12 years of age and younger are exempted from these tests.
“With the UAE and Greece having agreed a travel corridor, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi is delivering safe, efficient, hassle-free, and ultra-low fare travel options for UAE residents looking for a Hellenistic holiday,” said Kees Van Schaick, managing director of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi.
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi is offering discounted PCR tests priced at Dhs55 in Abu Dhabi and Dhs120 in Dubai for those travelling with the airline.
Wizz Air also flies to Athens and Thessaloniki in Greece from Abu Dhabi. The airline currently flies to Thessaloniki every Thursday, but as of July, it will fly twice per week on Thursdays and Sundays. The carrier will also increase its existing frequency to Athens – currently every Friday – to twice per week on Mondays and Fridays starting this June.