COVID-19 Travel Information

 

***  UPDATE  MAY 2021 ***

 

Greece (International flights)

Passengers who are allowed to enter the country

Following recent announcements by the Greek Government, entrance is allowed to passengers:

  • with nationality from EU countries and members of their family,
  • with nationality from Schengen countries and members of their family,
  • permanent residents of Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Russia, Israel Rwanda, Singapore, the United States of America, Serbia, North Macedonia, Canada, Belarus, Bahrain, Qatar, China, Kuwait, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, 
  • 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,
  • in transit,
  • aircraft flight crew,
  • non-EU or non-Schengen citizens travelling for imperative family or business reasons, provided that the relevant authorization has been obtained by the Hellenic consulate.

COVID-19 measures

Passengers travelling on international flights to Greece must meet ONE of the below criteria:

  • Display a negative molecular test (PCR) for COVID-19 up to 72 hours before arrival. The certificate must be in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian, properly issued, in accordance with the relevant legislation.
    OR
  • Hold a certificate of vaccination. The certificate must be in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, language, issued by a Public authority, provided that the vaccination was completed at least 14 days before arrival to Greece. The vaccination certificate must include the name of the passenger, the type of vaccine administered and the number of doses.
    OR
  • Have a proof of recovery from COVID-19 valid as of two months after positive PCR or Antigen test up to nine months. The proof must be either in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian, properly issued, in accordance with the relevant legislation.

It is compulsory for all passengers on international flights to fill in and submit the Passenger Locator Form electronically, latest the day before their arrival.  

Upon arrival all passengers will be subjected to random COVID-19 rapid tests. If found positive, a 14-day quarantine under supervision is required either at home or at a designated temporary residence assigned by the appropriate authorities. 

The above obligations concern minors from five (05) years and over.

Required documents

Passenger Locator Form (PLF)

Passengers arriving to Greece (incoming passengers):

  • It is compulsory for all incoming passengers on international flights to fill in the PLF published here, the previous day before the flight.  
  • Administrative fine may be applied by the Hellenic Civil Protection, in case the PLF is not filled in. 
  • Passengers will receive a QR code which will be used by the Hellenic Civil Protection for the identification of Random COVID-19 test upon arrival. 
  • Passengers must hold and be able to demonstrate to the authorities, the QR code on an electronic or printed format, upon arrival. 
  • In Case a passenger fails to fill the PLF and does not have either a proof of PLF or the QR code, will be denied boarding. 
  • Urgent cases for travelling falling in the period of less than 24 hours prior flight, will be examined by Hellenic Authorities per case and acceptance or rejection will be notified to applicants through an email message. Airline are required to check the existence of such a confirmation e-mail prior passenger acceptance for boarding
  • The PLF Process is a process of the Official Authorities of the Greek Government and the General Secretariat for Civil Protection. For any questions regarding the completion and dispatch of the QR code, please contact the Official Authorities.

Further Info

Arriving and departing passengers on flights scheduled within the night ban must provide as proof their ticket or other evidence regarding their flight time schedule, in the case that the authorities requests for it.

Greece (Domestic flights)


Travel within Greece

As of 14/05/2021, all passengers on domestic flights to island destinations must meet ONE of the following requirements:

  • have completed at least fourteen (14) days of vaccination for COVID-19 and present a vaccination certificate, which has been issued through the official website. In the case of foreigners from abroad, have completed at least fourteen days (14) the vaccination for COVID-19 and present a vaccination certificate in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian, issued by a public authority in accordance with the relevant legislation. The vaccination certificate includes the name of the person, the type of vaccine given and the number of doses.
  • have a negative COVID-19 test with a PCR test performed within the last seventy-two (72) hours prior to the scheduled travel time or with a rapid antigen test within the last twenty-four (24) hours before the scheduled travel time. In the case of foreigners from abroad, they can provide a negative test certificate in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian.
  • have been diagnosed negative in a self-test within twenty-four (24) hours before the scheduled travel time and is certified with a relevant certificate displayed on paper. The certification of the result will be done through the declaration of self-test result certification for COVID-19.
  • to present proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid as of two months after positive PCR or antigen test up to 9 months.

These travel restrictions concern Domestic travel – Terrestrial to Islands Regions only.

The negative diagnosis of the control by the method of PCR and rapid test is proved by the demonstration of a relevant certificate in printed or electronic form. If these tests 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 above obligations concern minors from five (5) years and over.

Further Info

Arriving and departing passengers on flights scheduled within the night ban must provide as proof their ticket or other evidence regarding their flight time schedule, in the case that the authorities requests for it.