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Greece coronavirus travel restrictions

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The travel advice is Exercise a high degree of caution to Greece. Greece is Open with restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Greece. Greece is part of Europe with main city at Athens. Its Developed country with a population of 11M people. The main currency is Euro. The languages spoken are Greek.
👍 Developed   👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 11M people
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🚨 Travel Advice for Greece

Open with restrictions

for travel
International travel to Greece is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, are exempt from pre-departure testing requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Vaccinated travelers are still subject to random health checks and rapid antigen testing on arrival.
A list of approved vaccines can be found at https://travel.gov.gr/#/

EU Digital COVID Certificate

Travelers may provide their EU Digital Certificate in paper or digital format as proof of vaccination, negative test result, or previous recovery. Health documents provided this way will not require further verification on arrival.
Full details on the EU Digital Certificate, including how EU residents can access their certificate, can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificateen
An EU Digital Certificate can be issued for travelers who have tested negative against COVID-19 using the 'passenger locator form' registration data at https://dilosi.services.gov.gr/templates/DCC-PLF/create/

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on arrival. Alternatively, proof of a negative rapid antigen test can be presented, taken with the previous 48 hours.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from testing requirements and may provide proof of a positive PCR test, taken at least 30 days before arrival and not more than 180 days, on arrival. Travelers may also provide a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 issued by a public authority or a certified laboratory.

Testing on arrival

Arrivals are subject to health checks and rapid antigen testing on arrival. If a positive result is received, travelers must undergo a 10-day quarantine at a quarantine hotel at the government's expense. Alternatively, travelers may request to isolate in their booked 4 or 5 start hotel and check if the hotel has availability for this service from the Civil Protection authorities.

Additional documents required

A completed 'passenger locator form' must be submitted within 24 hours of departure. The QR code generated by this form must be presented on arrival. - Passenger locator form
For more details General Secretariat for Civil Protection, Greece

Government measures

Proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 is required to enter most indoor public places. A negative antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours will also suffice. Greece has been divided into ‘zones’ in order to categorize restrictions. More restrictive or relaxed guidance may be in effect depending on the region you are visiting. Most of Greece is currently 'orange' or 'yellow' where restrictions are gradually lifting. For detailed information per zone, please visit https://covid19.gov.gr/covid-map-en/

Use of masks

Face masks are required in enclosed environments, and on public transportation.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating at reduced capacity. Proof of vaccination, recovery, or testing is required to travel by bus or train.

Restaurants

Restaurants are open with seating limited to a maximum of 10 people per table. Indoor dining is reserved for vaccinated customers and those with proof of negative testing or previous recovery.

Bars

Bars are open for vaccinated customers and those with proof of negative testing or previous recovery. Seating is limited to a maximum of 10 people per table.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs are open for vaccinated customers and those with proof of negative testing or previous recovery.

Shops

Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 issued in the departure country, or other selected countries, are exempt from pre-departure testing, post-arrival testing on day 8, and quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Vaccinated travelers are still required to book a rapid lateral flow test or PCR test for day 2 after arrival and complete a passenger locator form. Travelers testing positive on the rapid lateral flow test will undergo PCR testing. Those who test positive on the PCR test will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.
Vaccination exemptions will only apply if the full dose and certificate were issued in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, and other specific countries. A full list of authorized vaccines and issuing countries can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation, or the full duration of the trip if staying less than 10 days.
If traveling to England, travelers may apply for the 'Test to Release' scheme to be tested on the fifth day after arrival and be relieved from self-isolation early, if the result is negative. Those with a positive result will be required to self-isolate for another 10 days.
Further details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative nucleic acid test, such as a PCR, LAMP, or antigen test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure. This certificate must be in English, French, or Spanish.
Further information on tests such as the minimum standards accepted can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england#test-providers-and-type-of-test

Testing on arrival

Those traveling to England are required to purchase a 'COVID Testing Package' before departure, for 'Day 2 and day 8 tests'. These tests must be administered twice during isolation, on or before day 2 and on day 8.
Vaccinated travelers who meet the exemption criteria are only required to book a 'Day 2 test'.
Unvaccinated travelers staying for less than 10 days, and vaccinated travelers staying for less than 2 days, are still required to book the relevant testing package regardless of the duration of their stay. The tests only have to be taken if the travelers are still in England on the test dates.
Proof of purchase for this testing package must be provided on departure. This can be booked directly at https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/ or a list of approved third-party test providers can be found at https://www.gov.uk/find-travel-test-provider

Travel restriction details for Greece

🚫 Destination No quarantine
🛬 Return Quarantine required
🏖️ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
🛍️ Open shopping
🚌 Operational transport
📅 events Partially Allowed

🔒 Lockdown Details for Greece

It is mandatory to wear a facemask in all indoor spaces and public transport means. The use of facemask is recommended in crowded outdoor areas.
Citizens are encouraged to apply physical distance rules everywhere. Special social distancing rules have been set for a wide range of places, such as hospitals, medical centres, restaurants, cafés, offices, schools, universities, supermarkets, shopping malls, public transportation vehicles and stations, small shops, barbershops, places of worship, lifts, etc.
Precautionary measures may be subject to variations according to the epidemiological level of the different Regional Units.
Public transportation and taxi passengers are obliged to wear a face mask. This includes passengers of ferries, dayboats and sea taxis.
Tourism accommodations are available under specific hygiene protocols.
Restaurants, cafés, bars, and nightclubs are open for seated customers ONLY.
Up to 10 individuals are allowed per table. Two customers seated on stools are allowed at the counter and a 1.5 m distance must be kept from the next two customers.
Restaurant and café indoor spaces as well as indoor and outdoor areas of nightclubs, late-night bars, pubs, and boîtes admit customers who show a Covid-19 vaccination certificate or a medical document as proof of their Covid-19 infection and recovery. Minors upon their entrance must show any of the above-mentioned tests or a negative self-test certificate done 24 hours earlier, by simply stating their self-test result on the following pdf (download here: https://self-testing.gov.gr/covid19-self-test-print.pdf).
The use of masks is mandatory for customers waiting for a table, and strongly recommended for those already seated.
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🛡️ Travel safety for Greece

Exercise a high degree of caution

Greece has COVID-19 restrictions in place. Restrictions on movement within Greece can change without warning. Masks and social distancing are mandatory in all indoor spaces such as shops and airports. Masks should also be worn outdoors if you're in close contact with others. Monitor the local media for latest information and follow the instructions of local authorities. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Greece due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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