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Greece Travel Requirements During the COVID-19 Period

News Greece has always been one of the most popular travel destinations in the Mediterranean, and much of the country’s infrastructure is targeted at tourists. Needless to say, the coronavirus pandemic has been a serious problem for the economy of Greece, and so the country reopened its borders as soon as the situation allowed. Starting from July 1st, it is possible to enjoy a vacation in Greece.

Hotels in Athens and Corfu, amazing Santorini and Mykonos resorts are a favorite destination for many travelers around the world. If you would like to visit Greece, the following information will be useful. First of all, travelers from certain European countries can enter Greece without any restrictions. These are guests from Switzerland, Monaco, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Vatican City State, Andorra, and San Marino. Residents of such countries as Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Georgia, Japan, Thailand, Tunisia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Switzerland, and Uruguay are also allowed to enter the country. Tourists from China and the UAE need to check special requirements.

Tourists from the following countries can enter Greece if they have a negative molecular test result (PRC) for COVID-19 made no longer than 72 hours before the arrival: Malta, Belgium, Spain, Bulgaria, the UAE, Sweden, Albania, the Netherlands, and the Republic of North Macedonia. Tourists will be able to enter the country only if they have test results made in the national laboratories or accredited private laboratories. The document must be translated into English. Children under 10 do not need the certificate.

Greek citizens and permanent residents also need to have the negative PRC test if they return to the country. From time to time, Greek doctors perform random tests in airports and land transport hubs. If the test result is positive, the affected person must undergo a 14-day quarantine. The Greek side pays the expenses in this case.

Of course, tourists need to have a valid visa if they are not from the EU. Finally, when only 24 hours are left before a vacation to Greece, tourists need to fill a special Passenger Locator Form (PLF) and specify the information about their location in the country. Families need to submit only one PLF. After this, travelers receive a confirmation email with a personal QR code. This QR code must be presented during the boarding.


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