International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Restricted

Entry into Greece From Turkey is Restricted

Description

Travelers from selected countries are not allowed to enter Greece.

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The travel restrictions do not apply to:

  • EU citizens;
  • Family members of EU citizens;
  • Healthcare professionals and health researchers designated to support the Hellenic National Healthcare System;
  • Third-country citizens who are long-term residents or long term visa holders of an EU or Schengen member state;
  • Third country government members, diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel, and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their duties;
  • Students.
Start Date
4/19/2021
Updated
6/8/2021

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Description

Vaccinated travelers must present a vaccination certificate showing that at least 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of the vaccine.

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Vaccines accepted: Pfizer BioNtech, Moderna, Astra Zeneca/Oxford, Novavax, Johnson + Johnson/Janssen, Sinovac Biotech, Gamaleya (Sputnik), Cansino Biologics, Sinopharm. Greece accepts proof via the EU Digital Covid Certificate

Start Date
5/18/2021
Updated
6/7/2021
Mandatory

Mandatory passenger locator form before arrival

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Relevant Documents and Resources
Start Date
11/11/2020
Updated
6/7/2021
Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results

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Description

Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result. The test must be taken within 72 hours before arrival in Greece. The test result should be in English and must match the name and passport/national ID number of the traveler.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 6;
  • Travelers with a vaccination certificate showing that at least 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of the vaccine.
  • Travelers that have tested positive in the last 2 to 9 months and have a positive PCR or antigen test result.

Vaccines accepted: Pfizer BioNtech, Moderna, Astra Zeneca/Oxford, Novavax, Johnson + Johnson/Janssen, Sinovac Biotech, Gamaleya (Sputnik), Cansino Biologics, Sinopharm

Testing Options
  • A Rt Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Arrival
Start Date
11/11/2020
Updated
6/8/2021

On Arrival

Possible

COVID-19 test may be required on arrival

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Start Date
12/21/2020
Updated
6/7/2021

While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Start Date
7/29/2020
Updated
6/7/2021

COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Greece.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
94.27
Increased by-48.93
at 6/9/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
2.70%
Increased by-0.90%
at 6/7/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
39.34%
Increased by3.34%
at 6/9/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
4,100,020
Increased by347,803
at 6/9/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.79
Increased by-0.03
at 6/8/2021

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

Local Guidelines

General

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. A curfew is in place at 'red' areas, between the hours of midnight and 6 am. For detailed information per zone, please visit https://covid19.gov.gr/co...

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
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Required
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Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and on public transportation.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
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Restrictions in place
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Public transportation is operating at reduced capacity.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
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Restrictions in place
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Restaurants in 'red' areas may open for outdoor dining only with seating limited to a maximum of 4 people per table, or 6 if belonging to the same family.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
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Restrictions in place
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Bars in 'red' areas may open for outdoor dining only with seating limited to a maximum of 4 people per table, or 6 if belonging to the same family.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
Status
Closed
Severity
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Nightclubs are closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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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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