LAST UPDATED APRIL 30th 2021
WELCOME TO GREECE AGAIN FROM MAY 15th!
There are currently travel restrictions in place affecting all international and domestic travel, but from May 15th, Greece is officially open to all visitors from the following countries, with either a vaccination, antibodies or negative PCR test result conducted 72 hours before arrival;
EU member states and Schengen agreement, UK, USA, UAE, Serbia, Israel, Australia,
New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, Rwanda, and Singapore.
Residents of other countries will have to quarantine for 7 days.
- Restaurants, cafes and bars are scheduled to re-open (outdoors only) with distancing rules on May 3 with an 11pm-5am curfew. All F&B services employees are required to self-test.
No domestic travel between prefectures before May 15th but tourists may travel onwards from Athens to their final destination.
- All schools will open on May 10 with self-testing for students and teachers
- Greece opens to all international travelers with proof of vaccination, antibodies or negative PCR test result conducted 72 hours before arrival “Tourists will be welcome if they are vaccinated before travel or have antibodies or test negative,” Greek Tourism Minister Theoharis said. All tourists who enter Greece will be subject to random testing similar to last year based on the country’s EVA program, Greece’s AI screening and testing program created to vet the Covid-19 risk of incoming tourists through all of the country’s entry points. Greece now has rapid tests that can be applied continuously when necessary, while the country once again will have quarantine hotels available “where cases can be isolated immediately”. According to Mr Theoharis, until vaccination passports are available, UK travellers may present their NHS vaccination card at the border.
- Domestic travel resumes for all.
PLF remains mandatory
The submission of the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) by all passengers of international flights to Greece remains mandatory.
The rule also applies to Greek citizens and permanent residents of Greece who travel abroad on flights (outbound travel). They are required to fill out the PLF form before their departure from Greece and present it at border checkpoints.