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LATEST COVID-19 TRAVEL INFORMATION

Covid Travel Status

See the latest Covid travel requirements and advice. Whilst we endeavour to keep our advice up to date, we recommend that you consult official sources before travelling.

Covid Travel Information - Updated 25 Feb 2022

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Every traveller, including children, must have their details included on a PLF. If you’re travelling with others outside of your household, you should all complete your own form. If you’re travelling together as a household, the Greek authorities ask for you to complete one form with all adults and children included. You can add additional members of your household at the top of the form before you submit.

Once you have completed the form, you will receive an email with a QR code. When you receive your code, make sure you either print it, or can show it on your mobile phone so you can show it to your airline / ferry company and the Greek authorities.

If you’re fully vaccinated

Precise rules are subject to change and you should follow any instructions given on arrival at immigration or airport testing facilities. For more information, check the Greek authorities’ advice.

The following requirements for entry to Greece apply regardless of your vaccination status, and apply to all travellers who are 5 years old and over.

TravelLers from the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, Member States of the European Union (EU) and the Schengen Agreement, as well as from the other non-EU countries that have joined the European Union Digital Covid Certificate system can enter the country by:

a) showing a valid vaccination certificate. There must have been at least 14 days, and not more than nine months, since the completion of your primary vaccination for COVID-19. Booster jabs are not subject to the same time restrictions.

Or;

b) showing a certificate of recovery from COVID-19.

Or;

c) showing proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, undertaken within the 72 hour period before arrival into Greece.

Or;

d) showing proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test from an authorised laboratory, undertaken within the 24 hour period before your arrival into Greece.

Travellers from all other countries can enter Greece by:

a) showing proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, undertaken within the 72 hour period before arrival into Greece.

Or;

b) showing proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test from an authorised laboratory, undertaken within the 24 hour period before your arrival into Greece.

The test provider must be certified by the competent national certification authority of the country in which you received the test, and must provide you with a certificate of your test result in English. The certificate must include the full name of the person, as stated on the passport.

In addition, arrivals into Greece may be required to undergo a rapid COVID-19 test on arrival. If you test positive on arrival in Greece, you (and those you are travelling with) will have to self-isolate for at least 5 days at home or in quarantine hotels provided by the Greek state. If you have no symptoms on day 5, or your symptoms have improved (e.g. having no fever for the past 24 hours without the use of medicine), you will be allowed to end your quarantine. However, if you still have a fever you will be required to continue to quarantine until your fever drops.

Travellers leaving quarantine are also legally required to wear an FFP2 / N95 mask, or double masks (at least one of which should be surgical), in all public indoor and outdoor spaces for at least 5 days after the end of their quarantine.

You should also be aware that if other passengers on your flight, bus, train or ferry later test positive, you may be subject to self-isolation requirements. These will be mandatory and you should comply with the Greek authorities’ requirements.

Travellers who are travelling from, or permanent residents of, certain countries may be required to take a further antigen or PCR test upon their arrival, or show a completed vaccination certificate or proof of recovery from Covid-19. Non-Greek nationals travelling from some countries may only be allowed to enter Greece for essential travel.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

The requirements for entry to Greece apply to all travellers who are 5 years old and over. Precise rules are subject to change and you should follow any instructions given on arrival at immigration or airport testing facilities.

Travellers from the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, Member States of the European Union (EU) and the Schengen Agreement, as well as from the other non-EU countries that have joined the European Union Digital Covid Certificate system can enter the country by:

a) showing a certificate of recovery from COVID-19.

Or;

b) showing proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, undertaken within the 72 hour period before arrival into Greece;

Or;

c) showing proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test from an authorised laboratory, undertaken within the 24 hour period before your arrival into Greece

Travellers from all other countries can enter Greece by:

a) showing proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, undertaken within the 72 hour period before arrival into Greece;

Or;

b) showing proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test from an authorised laboratory, undertaken within the 24 hour period before your arrival into Greece

The test provider must be certified by the competent national certification authority of the country in which you received the test, and must provide you with a certificate of your test result in English. The certificate must include the full name of the person, as stated on the passport.

You should also be aware that if other passengers on your flight, bus, train or ferry later test positive, you may be subject to self-isolation requirements. These will be mandatory and you should comply with the Greek authorities’ requirements.

Travellers who are travelling from, or permanent residents of, certain countries may be required to take a further antigen or PCR test upon their arrival, or show a completed vaccination certificate or proof of recovery from COVID-19. Non-Greek nationals travelling from some countries may only be allowed to enter Greece for essential travel.

Children and young people

The measures to enter Greece apply to all travellers aged 5 and above. Children under 5 do not need to provide a negative test for entry to Greece. In Greece, children aged 5 and over who have not had the COVID-19 vaccine are considered unvaccinated and must follow the same requirements as unvaccinated adults, see ‘If you’re not fully vaccinated’.