From Monday, September 13, the new travel regulations for continental and island destinations will come into force: by plane, train and intercity buses.
Boarding of unvaccinated passengers 12 years of age and older on airplanes, trains and KTELs is allowed if passengers have a negative PCR test for coronavirus taken 72 hours before their scheduled arrival time at their destination, or an express test taken at within the last 48 hours before the end of the trip.
Diagnostic tests by the rapid detection of the COVID-19 antigen (rapid test) are carried out exclusively in private diagnostic centers, with private doctors and in pharmacies at the expense of the traveler, at 10 euros per test, and this is confirmed by a mandatory certificate issued through the gov website .gr. The authenticity of the document is verified using the covid free app, combined with individual identity verification.
Who is exempt from mandatory coronavirus tests
Minors from 4 to 11 years old can travel by performing a self-test 24 hours before the scheduled arrival time at the destination.
Those who are fully vaccinated, that is, completed the coronavirus vaccination in at least 14 days and demonstrated a vaccination certificate, are exempted from the above obligation to diagnose by PCR or rapid test.
Those who have presented a certificate of a past illness within the last six months are also exempt from taking tests.
If a vaccination certificate, a certificate of a past illness or a negative test result are not presented, the passenger cannot travel by transport. In addition, these citizens are subject to other sanctions for non-compliance with public health measures, including fines.