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You will need to quarantine for 10 days unless you've been fully vaccinated in the UK*, 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.
*If you were fully vaccinated in the UK at least 14 days ago, you do not need to quarantine, but still need to take a pre-departure test before arriving in the UK (a Return PCR or Antigen Fit to Fly test), and one PCR test on return to the UK (Day 2).

Greece Travel Restrictions

Updated:

26

/

07/2021

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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), ANTIGEN

Test window

48 hours (Antigen), 72 hours (PCR)

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Greece Covid-19 Entry Requirements

Who can travel to

Greece

?

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

Do children need to be tested?

Testing is required, except for children under the age of 12 years old.

Test Requirements

PCR, Vaccination (2 Doses), ANTIGEN

Test window

48 hours (Antigen), 72 hours (PCR)

Result format

Print

Quarantine required and quarantine length

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Can You Travel To Greece?

Travellers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form no later than 11:59pm (local time Greece) on the day before arriving in Greece. Once you have completed the form, you will receive an email with a QR code. When you receive your code, make sure you either print it, or can show it on your mobile phone.

Arrivals from the UK must provide one of the following, which exempts them from self-isolation:

  • proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, undertaken within 72 hours before arrival into Greece;
  • proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test from an authorised laboratory, undertaken within the 48 hour period before the scheduled flight; or
  • proof of two COVID-19 vaccinations completed at least 14 days before travel (see the relevant FAQ for more information).

Greece will also accept proof of recovery from COVID-19 for entry. While the NHS does not provide proof of recovery records, evidence of a positive COVID-19 PCR test result taken between 30 to 180 days of your travel dates can be used.

Monitor official information from the Greek authorities on any changes to border arrangements.

Greek Islands
All passengers travelling to Greek islands by air or ferry must provide the following documents, depending on their age group, as described on the GreeceHealthFirst.gr website:
Adults (18 and over)

  • Proof of full vaccination at least 14 days prior to travel; or
  • A negative PCR test no older than 72 hours; or
  • A negative antigen (rapid) test no older than 48 hours; or
  • Documentation by a health care professional of recovery from COVID-19 within the previous 2-9 months.

Children under the age of 12 are not required to provide COVID-19 documentation for travel within Greece.

Minors (aged 12 to 17):

  • Any of the documents listed above for adults; or
  • A self-test taken no more than 24 hours before boarding. Self-test results must be reported either electronically via the https://self-testing.gov.gr/ website or by printing and filling out the Self-Test Declaration form.

  • Passengers traveling to Greek islands must fill in the Pre-boarding Health Declaration questionnaire (on their cell phone/tablet or on paper) within 24 hrs before their embarkation.

Local Measures

  • you must use a facemask in all indoor public and communal spaces, including work-places and on public transport
  • Museums have reopened
  • Retail stores may operate
  • Restaurants are open for outdoor dining

As restrictions may vary, you should check the latest local guidance.

Cross-regional travel to the rest of the islands is permitted but only with one of the following:

  • proof of fully vaccination with the last dose received over 14 days before
  • a negative PCR test result carried out up to 72 hours prior to travel
  • a negative rapid test or self-test result conducted up to 24 hours before travel
  • a self-test declaration signed less than 24 hours before travel
  • documentary proof of having recovered from Covid-19 (at least 2 months since infection, and no more than 9 months)

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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.

Will I need a PCR Fit to Fly Certificate to travel to

Greece

?

The PCR test is the gold standard for testing coronavirus and so is recommended for travel to all countries. For Greece, PCR Fit to Fly Certificates are accepted, alternatively you can travel with an Antigen Fit to Fly Certificate, or if you have been vaccinated, Greece will accept this as proof.

Will I need an Antigen Fit to Fly Certificate to travel to

Greece

?

Greece accepts vaccination as an entry requirement and so you may not need to provide a PCR or Antigen Fit to Fly Certificate. However, to ensure that you and the people you meet when travelling are safe, we always recommend taking a PCR or Antigen test before travel.

Will I need a Day 2 test or Day 2 and 8 when I return to the UK?

Greeceis currently on the amber list, this means that you will need a Day 2 PCR test and a Day 8 PCR test. You will need to buy this before you travel to the UK and use the reference code on your passenger location form. You will need to quarantine on arrival for 10 days. If you would like the opportunity to leave quarantine early, you can also book a Test to Release test. Please note that the travel restrictions are subject to change at very short notice.

I’m vaccinated, what tests do I need?

Greece is currently on the amber list, this means that you will need a Day 2 PCR test and a Day 8 PCR test. However, because you have both vaccinations, you can return to the UK and only take a Day 2 PCR test. You will need to buy this before you travel to the UK and use the reference code on your passenger location form. You will not need to quarantine on arrival for 10 days (unless you test positive). Please note that the travel restrictions are subject to change at very short notice.

Can I enter

Greece

with a double vaccination certificate?

Greece accepts vaccination as an entry requirement and so you may not need to provide a PCR or Antigen Fit to Fly Certificate

What happens if I have visited another country before flying back to the UK from

Greece

?

The government advice for passengers travelling from Greece is that if you have visited another country in the 10 days before you arrive in the UK that is a higher risk than Greece, you must follow the travel guidance for the highest risk country you visited.

What else will I need to return to the UK?

For all countries, including Greece, you will need to take an Antigen Fit to Fly test before departing for the UK. This can be bought at Corona Test Centre’s to take with you on your travels.

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