REFUGEES DON'T HAVE TO PAY FOR TICKETS FOR FAMILY REUNIFICATION FROM NOW ON!

You may have heard the announcement yesterday that Zorpidis Travel Agency has had their contract approved to manage family reunification flights for Greece. This morning Mobile Info Team confirmed with Dublin Transfer Unit that flights will now be fully paid by the European Union and the Greek state. From today they will start booking flights again. As Himalaya Travel did not completely book all flights for the last list that came out, from today people will be contacted for this. Around 200 people were still on the list for Germany and around 40 people were still on the list for other countries (such as the United Kingdom). After these people are contacted and booked, new lists will come out next year.ι
PLEASE NOTE: No one should call Zorpidis Travel! Only the Greek Asylum Service will organize flights with refugees directly. All refugees will be called by the Greek Asylum Service with a translator to confirm their booking. Then people can go to collect their tickets from the travel agency office office in Athens or in Thessaloniki. Transfer Unit also confirms that if a refugee cannot collect their ticket themselves a representative can collect on their behalf. Please be aware that this is a new system that still might be adapted. Mobile Info Team will update you if there are any changes.