Restrictions on the entry of foreign citizens into Greece extended until June 26

The Greek Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has extended the notams for travelers arriving in the country from abroad, as well as for passengers on domestic flights to the Greek islands. The directives have been expanded to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

The directive has been extended until Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 6:00 a.m.

The rules are as follows:

Traveling to Greece without the need to go through quarantine on arrival is only allowed for passengers from the European Union and the Schengen area. In addition, travelers from the following non-EU countries are exempt from quarantine:

Australia, Albania, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Japan.

All travelers arriving in Greece must submit a Passenger Location Form (PLF) to the day before arrival and have one of the following three documents (Covid-19):

an official vaccination certificate confirming that 14 days have passed since the full vaccination against Covid-19; negative PCR result (in Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Russian) performed less than 72 hours before arrival; a recovery certificate (in Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Russian) stating that the person has recovered from the coronavirus in the past nine months.

Documents are required for all passengers over 12 years old.

Selective express tests are carried out at the airports of arrival. In case of a positive test result, passengers are quarantined for 10 days. If the passenger is vaccinated, quarantine is established for 7 days. To exit quarantine on the last day, you must undergo a PCR test.

In accordance with pre-existing airline regulations, permanent residents from Albania, Japan and Lebanon are added to the list of third-country nationals allowed to enter Greece.

The instructions have also been expanded for passengers on domestic flights to the islands. The notes with instructions have been extended until June 26th. All passengers must meet one of the following conditions:

have a certificate of vaccination carried out at least 14 days before the trip, indicating the name, type of vaccine, number of doses; have a negative PCR test done within the previous 72 hours (paper certificate); confirm the transferred coronavirus 2-9 months before the trip; have a negative self-test in the last 24 hours.

All additions and changes to the notes are valid from today Saturday, June 19, 2021.

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