Prohibitions of third-country nationals. Conditions for passengers to enter Greece for flights from abroad: According to the aviation directive, third-country nationals are prohibited from entering the country other than the EU and the Schengen Agreement, including their spouses or persons with whom they have cohabitation agreement as well as their minor children. Excludes passengers traveling for essential reasons and permanent residents of the following 30 countries: Australia, Northern Macedonia, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, United Kingdom, Israel, Canada, Belarus, New Zealand, Bahrain, South Korea , Qatar, China, Kuwait, Ukraine, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Japan, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Jordan, Moldova, Brunei and Kosovo.
What applies to the PLF: All travelers to Greece, regardless of nationality, fill in the electronic form PLF (Passenger Locator Form), at the electronic address https://travel.gov.gr. until the day before their arrival in the country.
Entry in Greece with a vaccine certificate or negative PCR / RAPID TEST or disease certificate: For travelers to Greece, the condition for entry into the country is one of the following:
1) To have completed at least fourteen (14) days before the vaccination for coronavirus COVID-19 and to present a vaccination certificate, in Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Russian, which has been issued by a public authority.
2) To have been diagnosed negative in a laboratory test for COVID-19 coronavirus by the PCR method within the last seventy two (72) hours, or within forty eight (48) hours before their arrival in Greece for rapid test.
3) Alternatively, travelers to Greece must have a certificate of illness issued thirty (30) days after the first positive test and its validity lasts up to one hundred and eighty (180) days after it.
4) Flight travelers from abroad may also carry, in digital or printed form, a European digital certificate COVID-19 (EU DIGITAL COVID-19 CERTIFICATE) as well as third countries, which contains information on vaccination or its effect final test (48-hour rapid test or 72-hour PCR) or certificate of coronavirus disease.
Checking for children from 12 years and over: The obligation of the conditions (vaccine or negative test or certificate of illness), for entry into Greece is valid for children from twelve (12) years and over.
Sampling of travelers with RAPID TEST: In addition to all international passengers a rapid test will be performed upon their arrival, based on the procedure provided by the Passenger Locator Form. In case the tests find a passenger positive, the quarantine will be valid for 10 days, while if the passenger is vaccinated and the rapid test on arrival shows that he is positive for the disease, he will remain in isolation for 7 days. In both cases (10 or 7 days of temporary restriction), in order to lift the quarantine, the persons are subject to mandatory laboratory testing by PCR on the last day of their temporary restriction.
Airline instruction for Russian passengers: All travelers / permanent residents from Russia to Greece must have a negative PCR (72 hours) or rapid test (48 hours) certificate. This measure is mandatory and applies to all passengers who are permanent residents of Russia, whether vaccinated or not. In addition, all travelers / permanent residents from Russia will be required to take a rapid test for Covid-19 upon arrival in Greece.
The directive on domestic flights is also being extended, which will be in effect until 06:00 am on Monday, July 26, 2021. The Civil Aviation Authority informs passengers about it. Passengers from the continent will only travel to the islands upon presentation of a vaccination certificate, negative test (PCR / EXPRESS TEST) or a certificate of disease. The measures are aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19 disease.
In particular, all passengers on domestic flights to the islands must meet one of the following conditions:
1) Have completed at least fourteen (14) days before vaccination for COVID-19 coronavirus and demonstrate a vaccination certificate. In case of foreigners coming from abroad to present a certificate / certificate of vaccination, in Greek, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian, which has been issued by a public authority in accordance with the relevant legislation. The vaccination certificate includes the name of the person, the type of vaccine administered and the number of doses. Alternatively, travelers can carry, in digital or printed form, a European digital certificate COVID-19 (EU DIGITAL COVID-19 CERTIFICATE), as well as third countries, which contains information about the vaccination or the result of the last test (rapid test) 48-hour or 72-hour PCR) or certificate of coronavirus disease.
2) Have been diagnosed negative either in a laboratory test for COVID-19 coronavirus by the PCR method within the last seventy two (72) hours before the scheduled travel time or within forty eight (48) hours before their arrival for the rapid test. If they are foreigners from abroad, they can present a negative test certificate in Greek, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian.
3) To demonstrate a disease certificate issued thirty (30) days after the first positive test and its validity lasts up to one hundred and eighty (180) days after it.
If these checks have been carried out abroad and are valid at the time of boarding the aircraft, the relevant certificates are accepted under the same conditions under which they were allowed to enter Greece.
The obligation of the conditions is valid for children from twelve (12) years old and over.
On the return from the islands there is a recommendation for conducting a self test for all those who are over 12 years old.