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You will need to quarantine for 10 days, as well as taking a pre-departure test before you arrive in the UK (a Return PCR or Antigen Fit to Fly test), and two PCR tests on return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8). When you return to the UK, you can take a test on Day 5 (Test to Release) to leave quarantine early.

Greece Travel Restrictions

Updated:

11

/

06/2021

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Reviewed:

Current

Who can travel to

Greece

?

Tourists, Business Travellers, Partners to Foreign Nationals, Foreign Nationals, EU Citizens, Permanent Residence Holders

Accepted tests for entry

PCR, Vaccination (2 Doses)

Test window

72 hours

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Can You Travel To Greece?

Greece has opened its borders to tourists. Domestic restrictions continue to ease further.

Greece Covid-19 Entry Requirements

Who can travel to

Greece

?

Tourists, Business Travellers, Partners to Foreign Nationals, Foreign Nationals, EU Citizens, Permanent Residence Holders

Test Requirements

PCR, Vaccination (2 Doses)

Test window

72 hours

Result format

Print

Quarantine required and quarantine length

No

Do children need to be tested?

Testing is required, except for children under the age of 5 years old.

Local Restrictions In Greece

Wear a mask?

In all indoor and outdoor public and communal spaces, including work-places and on public transport

Restaurants and bars open?

Open outdoors

Non-essential businesses and attractions open?

Yes

Curfew?

Yes

Public transport

Limited operation

Restrictions on domestic travel

Yes

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Return Fit to Fly Test

Required

Mandatory for all flights arriving in the UK

Must be conducted before you travel back to the UK

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Return Day 2 & Day 8 Test

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Travelling To Greece FAQs

Advice and answers from the Corona Test Centre Team

What do the three colours of the UK’s ‘Traffic Light System’ for travel mean?

  • Red: You must pay for a 10-day stay in a managed quarantine hotel, as well as taking a pre-departure test (a Fit to Fly test) and two PCR tests upon return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8).
  • Amber: You will need to quarantine for 10 days, as well as taking a pre-departure test (a Fit to Fly test), and two PCR tests on return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8). When you return to the UK,  you can take a test on Day 5 (Test to Release) to leave quarantine early.
  • Green: You will not need to quarantine on return, but you must take a pre-departure test (a Fit to Fly test), and a PCR test on return to the UK on Day 2.


How will the government decide which countries go on the green, amber or red lists?

Countries are assigned to the three lists, based on a range of Covid-19 health metrics, which include figures on population vaccination, infection rates and prevalence of variants. The different traffic light colours indicate the risk in each destination and the associated tests and quarantine periods required. Lists are reassessed every three weeks, to account for changes in each country’s COVID-19 situation.

What must I do when returning to the UK from

Greece

?

Greece is on the amber travel list.
Before you enter the UK you must:

  • fill in your passenger locator form up to 48 hours before you enter the UK
  • take a COVID-19 test up to 3 days before departure. You will need to show a negative test result when you arrive in the UK.
  • book and pay 2 coronavirus (COVID-19) tests for when you quarantine in the UK. You must book these before you travel.
    On arrival in England you must:
  • quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days
  • take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8
    • You may be able to end your quarantine early by booking a third coronavirus test through Test to Release.

Children aged four and under do not need to take a test on day 2 or day 8.

What health and safety tips should I keep in mind during travel to

Greece

?

It is important to check with your travel agent or travel company ahead of planned travel if physical distancing, face coverings and additional hygiene precautionary measures have been implemented.

  • Expect delays and allow extra time for travel.
  • Be prepared to queue or take different routes in and around stations and airports to comply with physical distancing measures.
  • Make sure you plan ahead for your trip and consider packing enough food and drink in case shops and restaurants at transport hubs are not operating.
  • Try to maintain physical distancing (1-2 meters) from others as much as possible
  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, particularly before eating and drinking, after being in public areas, using public transport and using the toilet.
  • Carry an alcohol based hand sanitiser, containing at least 60% alcohol, for use when soap and water is not immediately available. Remember this should be 100mls or less to comply with airport liquid/gel restrictions.
  • Wearing a face covering may be mandatory in some countries when in public. If it is not, consider wearing a face covering when physical distancing isn't possible in public areas or enclosed spaces.

How can I access medical help while abroad in

Greece

?

  • If you think you have symptoms, including a fever or respiratory difficulties such as shortness of breath or a cough, you should avoid visiting local health facilities, but contact a doctor remotely to see whether a test is recommended. There is likely to be a cost associated with this, for call out, examination and testing, which you will have to pay.
  • For more information, consult the Greek National Public Health Organisation (NPHO) online or via telephone (dial 1135, or 210 521 2054, from within Greece).
  • If you are staying in a hotel or resort, your accommodation provider will have a list of private doctors that they will call to assess your symptoms and conduct a COVID-19 test.
  • For contact details for English speaking doctors, consult the list of healthcare providers provided by the government: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/medical-facilities
  • You should get a free UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) or European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before leaving the UK. If you already have an EHIC it will still be valid as long as it remains in date.

What are the rules for vaccinated travellers to

Greece

?

UK travellers with proof of two COVID-19 vaccinations completed at least 14 days before travel are also exempt from self-isolation.

If you live in England, Greece will accept the NHS app or your NHS letter to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status (both will be available from 17 May onwards). You cannot use a handwritten NHS COVID card as proof of vaccination for travel purposes.

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