According to the former Article 18(2)(b) L 4540/2018, now Article 56 (2)(b) IPA, asylum seekers in reception facilities have the right to be in contact with relatives, legal advisors, representatives of UNHCR and other certified organisations. These shall have unlimited access to reception centres and other housing facilities in order to assist applicants. The Director of the Centre may extend access to other persons as well. Limitations to such access may be imposed only on grounds relating to the security of the premises and of the applicants.
Access of NGOs to temporary accommodation centres and Reception and Identification Centres is subject to prior official authorisation.