International Travel Restrictions and Policies

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Entry into Greece From Åland Islands is Restricted

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Travelers from selected countries are not allowed to enter Greece.

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Entry restrictions do not apply to:

  • EU citizens and their family members;
  • Long-term residents or long term visa holders of an EU or Schengen country;

For more details and exemptions, please see the source.

Start Date
4/19/2021
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Before You Leave

Not Required

No proof of COVID-19 test results required for vaccinated travelers

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Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to have proof of negative COVID-19 test results before travel.

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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Fully vaccinated travelers must have proof of vaccination showing they received their last required dose at least 14 days before travel. Vaccine proof can be in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, or Russian and the person’s full name must match the name on the passport or any other recognized travel document.

Travelers have the option to present proof via EU Digital Certificate.

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Acceptable vaccines are: Pfizer BioNtech, Moderna, Astra Zeneca/Oxford, Novavax, Johnson + Johnson/Janssen, Sinovac Biotech, Gamaleya (Sputnik), Cansino Biologics and Sinopharm.

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On Arrival

Possible

COVID-19 test may be required on arrival

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Travelers must take a test on arrival if they are selected at random by the authorities. Travelers who test positive will be required to enter quarantine. Travelers who refuse will not be allowed to enter.

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Not Required

No quarantine required

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Asymptomatic travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in Greece.

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Travelers who test positive when chosen randomly for a test on arrival must quarantine for 10 days and take tests during quarantine.

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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in indoor public places

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Travelers aged 6 years and older must wear masks in indoor public places.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Greece.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
215.26
Decreased by5.80
at 9/19/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
1.50%
Increased by-1.10%
at 9/16/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
61.36%
Increased by1.00%
at 9/19/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
6,363,115
Increased by103,071
at 9/19/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.91
Decreased by0.04
at 9/14/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

A partial lockdown is in place in Messinia, Achaia, Ilia and Argolis (Peloponnese), Evrytania (Central Greece), the municipality of Ikaria, and in Heraklion (Crete). A curfew is in place in these areas between the hours of 1 am and 6 am. Greece has been divided into ‘zones’ in order to categorize restrictions. More restrictive or relaxed guidance may be in effect depending on the region you are visiting. Most of Greece is currently 'orange' or 'yellow' where restrictions are gradually lifting. Proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 may be required to enter some establishments. For detailed information per zone, please visit https://covid19.gov.gr/co...
Last Checked
9/19/2021

Use of mask

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Required
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Face masks are required in enclosed environments, and on public transportation.

Public transportation

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Restrictions in place
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Public transportation is operating at reduced capacity.

Restaurants

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Restaurants are open with seating limited to 10 people per table. Further restrictions may be in place in 'high-risk areas'. Proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 is required for indoor dining.

Bars

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Bars are open with seating limited to 10 people per table. Further restrictions may be in place in 'high-risk areas'. Proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 is required for both indoor and outdoor dining.

Nightclubs

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Nightclubs are open at reduced capacity. Proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 is required for both indoor and outdoor spaces. Nightclubs are closed in areas with a partial lockdown.

Shops

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Restrictions in place
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Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

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