ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR GREECE
It is almost time for your trip to Greece! As you prepare, please be aware of the new travel requirements and entry screening process for visiting. The ongoing pandemic causes frequent changes to entry requirements, so be sure to check this page frequently leading up to your trip as it will be updated with new information as it becomes available. Last Updated: May 14th, 2021
1. Complete the Passenger Locator Form
Before arriving, all travelers must fill in the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) no later than 24 hours prior to arriving in Greece. For more information, please click here.
2. Carry Certification of Health Condition
Prior to departure, travelers need to carry certification of their health condition. Acceptable documents include a negative PCR molecular test result from a laboratory; the test must be taken up to 72 hours before entry or a vaccination certificate issued by a certified authority. All certificates must include the critical information in English and the person’s full name must match the name on the passport or other travel document.
3. Sampling RAPID Antigen Tests at the Entrance Gates
Upon arriving in Greece, every traveler, regardless of the certificate in their possession are subject to sampling RAPID antigen tests at the entrance gates for selected individuals drawn from a targeted sampling system, based on the EVA system used in the summer of 2020. If a traveler tests positive for SARS-Cov-2, following a sampling test, there will be a mandatory isolation. In this case, the travelers and their escorts are accommodated to quarantine hotels, where they will undergo further PCR testing to confirm the initial diagnosis. Guests will stay in seclusion hotels for at least 10 days, and they will have to repeat the tests. The expenses of the accommodation in quarantine hotels are covered by the Greek state.
Non-EU citizens are strongly advised to choose direct flights to Greece. In any other case, travelers should abide by the stop-over country requirements. Passengers are allowed to enter the country through nine (9) airports (Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Corfu, Rhodes, Kos, Chania, Mykonos, Santorini). Travelers can enter from the land borders through the entry gates of Promachonas and Nymfea.
Important clarification: The entry of tourists in Greece are not subject to vaccination. Presenting a vaccination certificate greatly facilitates the formalities upon arrival. However, in no case is a vaccination or antibodies certificate considered a "passport".
For more information or updates on these restrictions, visit these websites:
Before returning to the USA effective immediately, the United States requires that all air passengers entering the country will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding their flight as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many of our travel suppliers have made arrangements for on-site COVID-19 testing right at your hotel (view these travel supplier policies).