COVID-19 requirements to travel to Greece

We present here the requirements, restrictions and regulations that apply to travel to Greece in times of COVID-19.
 

What documentation do I need to present?

1. Compulsory completion of PLF - This is valid even for Greeks.
Then there are two categories; Vaccinated and Not Vaccinated
 
 

Nationalities that can already enter:

European Union (Including: Andorra, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, San Marino, Vatican, the Principality of Monaco), USA, UK, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrein, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Moldova, Montenergro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine.
 
 

Which vaccines are accepted in Greece?

The best answer is, All of them! The government clarifies as follows:
Pfizer BioNtech, Moderna, Astra Zeneca / Oxford, Novavax, Johnson + Johnson / Janssen, Sinovac Biotech, Gamaleya (Sputnik), Cansino Biologics, Sinopharm among others.
 

What documentation do the vaccinated passengers need?

 
Vaccinated passengers: They must present in addition to the PLF:
  • Last vaccine jab carried out 14 days before entering the country.
  • Certificate printed or in any format on your mobile.
Greca Tip: Calculate the time difference.
 

What documentation do the unvaccinated passengers need?

Not vaccinated passengers: They must present in addition to the PLF:
  • A negative PCR test performed 72 hours or a Rapid Antigen test performed 48 hours, prior to entering the country. Or a Certificate of recovery issued at least 30 days after being tested positive for COVID and valid for 180 days after issuance.
  • The certificate can be in Greek, English, French, Italian, Spanish or Russian.
  • The name indicated in the test or certificate must be the same as the passport or DNI.
  • Certificate must be printed or in any format on your mobile.
Greca Tip: Calculate the time difference.
 
All travelers are subject to additional testing upon their arrival in Athens. Furthermore, it is mandatory for the following countries in addition to the one performed prior to arrival:
 
Russia.
 
 
Important: These nationalities cannot enter via Cruises. Only by air and land where you have the equipment to perform the testing correctly.
 

What happens if the test is positive?

A second test will be performed. If the second test is still positive, the government will cover the accommodation costs related to the quarantine that the person must carry out, which is: 
  • 7 days if the traveler is vaccinated.
  • 10 days if the traveler is not vaccinated.
  • On the last day of the quarantine, another test will be carried out. If negative, the quarantine ends.

 

Entrance by land, where can I enter?

Se puede ingresar por los pasos fronterizos de Promachonas, Ormenio, Evzonoi, Nymfaia, Niki, Doirani, Kristallopigi, Kipi*, Kakavia, Kastanies* and Exohi las 24 horas. 
 
Greca Tip: The Kipi and Kastanies border crossings have a capacity of 1500 passengers per week
 
IMPORTANT: The conditions of entry to the country are based on the epidemic situation of each country and are updated every 2 weeks. The information provided above is valid until August 27 at 06:00 local time in Athens, Greece and is for informational purposes only.
 
 

Requirements of movement within Greece:

If you are going to move within mainland Greece, including the island of Evia, you do not need more than what is mentioned above.
 
If you are going to move between islands, this is what you need to know urgently:
 
If you are unvaccinated you need to carry out additional tests whenever you change prefecture or eparchies in Greek (also called province, etc) full list here . Attention! Not to be confused with the regions which have not been official since 1987.
 
Greca tip: You can do the PCR test, which is a little more expensive, but lasts longer and use it to leave the Attica region in the direction of, for example, the island of Mykonos or Santorini. Since Mykonos and Santorini are within the same region you can move without another test. Keep in mind that if you have booked extra nights back in Athens, you will have to carry out a test on your return to that region. At Greca, every time you book with us, we can help you with booking a laboratory appointment for you and your companions or arrange a nurse to visit you at your hotel. Payment is made directly to the laboratory or nurse.

 

How much does a COVID test cost in Greece? How long do the results take?

 
PCR
In the laboratory: Eur. 60.00 per test average price.
At your hotel: Eur. 120.00 per test average price.
Results delivery time: 36 hours average time, according to the place where it is carried out. A supplement can be paid so that the result is delivered earlier.
 
RAPID TEST
In the laboratory: Eur. 20.00 per test average price.
Results delivery time: 2 hours average time, according to the place where it is carried out.
 
SELF TEST
This test where test yourself, is available in most pharmacies and has an average cost of Eur. 5.00 per test.
 
The laboratories that perform the tests in Athens are open, 24 hours a day!
 
Greca tip: When returning to your country, if an additional test is necessary, we can also book an appointment for you. Enjoy your vacation with complete peace of mind!
 
 
 
 
Sources: https://travel.gov.gr/#/ , https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php
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