With the easing of sanctions starting next week, British citizens are once again going to Greece on summer vacation.
But travelers must meet certain requirements before being allowed to enter the country.
The Greek government and the Greek Ministry of Tourism have worked together to make Greece as safe as possible, as the trip was welcomed on May 14.
Although the country is currently on the Amber Travel List, the government no longer advises against all necessary travel throughout Greece, including all of the Greek islands, based on a recent assessment of the Covid 19 dangers.
The British, who have been fully vaccinated, will be able to travel to Greece from July 19 without quarantine on their return – despite being on Amber’s list at the moment.
The situation in Greece is always changing and holiday makers should be informed that travel to this country can be stopped at any time.
Currently, there is a slight increase in the number of cases of Covid 19 in the country, but so far there is no sign of a crisis that will force the country to stop traveling.
Both the UK and the Greek government have published guidelines for tourists wishing to spend some time in the Greek sun, and it is important that holidaymakers know these guidelines before booking their vacation.
These guidelines apply to the whole of Greece and are the same regardless of which part of Greece you go to.
Passenger locator form for Greece
Each passenger must complete the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) after 11:59 pm (Greek time) one day before arriving in the country.
The PLF form can be found on the Greek government’s website. Passengers will receive a confirmation email that the form has been submitted.
On arrival in Greece, PLL will receive a unique QR code, along with an email containing the QR code.
Passengers will be allowed to travel one day before boarding or arriving until they show a confirmation email as a QR code will be sent during the flight.
Vaccines and testing rules for arriving in Greece
Individuals coming from the UK must provide one of the following for entry permission.
- Evidence of Negative Covid 19 PCR test conducted within 72 hours before arrival in Greece;
- Evidence of negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test from an authorized laboratory, taken within 48 hours from the default flight
- Or proof of two CoVID-19 vaccines was completed at least 14 days before the trip.
Passengers with proof are exempt from the need to isolate themselves upon arrival in Greece.
Greece will also accept proof of recovery from COVID-19 for admission. Although the NHS does not provide evidence of recovery records, evidence of a positive COVID-19 PCR test taken between 30 and 180 days of your travel dates can be used.
Failure of any of these documents will result in you being denied entry to Greece. These requirements apply to everyone over the age of 12.
Passengers returning to England from Greece by July 19 must be quarantined at home for 10 days and given the COVID-19 test on day 2 or earlier and 8 days or later.
From July 19, fully vaccinated passengers will not need to be quarantined upon arrival in England or take the Quid 19 test for 8 days.
Social distance and face masks in Greece
Domestic sanctions have been reintroduced in Greece since July 8 due to an increase in cases of the corona virus.
This includes following local social distance measures and covering the face, especially in indoor areas.
300 people are allowed in outdoor reception areas and 120 people per 1,000 square meters on public beaches.
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