Greek authorities have lifted entry restrictions for arrivals from Argentina, India, Uruguay, Oman, and Chile, bringing the total number of third-country countries on the safe travel list to 41. Those arriving from these countries, same as those arriving from other third countries, must submit a pre-departure test, which can be a PCR test conducted 72 hours or 48 hours before departure for antigen tests.
If you’re considering a trip to Greece during the Covid-19 pandemic, here’s what you’ll need to know and what to expect.
- All visitors to Greece should have the electronic form PLF (Passenger Locator Form), which can be found at this link: https://travel.gov.gr. The traveller will receive an e-mail notification of the completed PLF form, which is considered a required travel document.
- All visitors to Greece, regardless of nationality or mode of entry, are required to:
- have completed their COVID-19 coronavirus vaccination at least fourteen (14) days before arrival and present a vaccination certificate. The certificate should be in Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, or Russian and issued by a public authority and in compliance with applicable legislation. The vaccination certificate must include the name of the person, as it appears on the passport, the type of vaccine administered, the number of installments and their date of delivery, or
- have been diagnosed negatively in a laboratory test by PCR for COVID-19 coronavirus, performed by obtaining an oral pharyngeal or nasopharyngeal smear, or following a control using rapid coronavirus antigen detection COVID-19 (rapid test)
a) within the last 72 hours prior to their arrival in Greece for PCR laboratory testing and within the last 48 hours prior to their arrival in Greece for rapid test control.
b) from the country of origin or transit’s reference laboratories, or public or private laboratories in that country, if these private laboratories have been certified by the country’s competent national certification authority, and
c) to possess a certificate of the above diagnosis in Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, or Russian, which includes the travellers name as it appears on his passport, or
- have a certificate of illness following a PCR method laboratory examination or a rapid coronavirus antigen detection COVID-19 examination (rapid test).
a) The disease certificate is issued thirty (30) days following the first positive control and is valid for one hundred and eighty (180) days. A public authority performs the first positive control in accordance with the relevant authority.
b) from the country of origin or transit reference laboratories, public or private laboratories in that country, if the private laboratories have been certified by the country’s competent national certification authority. The disease certificate must be in Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, or Russian, and include the person’s name as it appears on his or her passport, or
- carry, in digital or printed form, a Digital Certificate COVID-19 of the 30.5.2021 Act Legislative Content (AD 87), which was ratified with article 1 of law 4806/2021 (AD 95), or equivalent arrangements in other Member States of the European Union containing information on vaccination or the result of the last test with the use of rapid antigen detection (rapid test) or laboratory testing by PCR for COVID-19 coronavirus, or COVID-19 coronavirus disease, where applicable, subject to the provisions of this paragraph intervals
- Especially the permanent residents of the states: Argentina, India, Uruguay, Sultanate of Oman and Chile may enter the Country, provided that their entry is permitted in accordance with the additional condition that they are diagnosed negative in a mandatory laboratory test either by the PCR method or using rapid coronavirus antigen detection COVID-19 (rapid test), at the entry points of Chora.
As for the control ladders, they must remain in their space control portal until the result control is released and a temporary restriction is placed on them.
Visitors entering Greece may be subjected to targeted tests. Travelers will be temporarily accommodated in an isolation hotel, free of charge, if the test results are positive. If a positive incidence is detected after a sampling test at the country’s land borders, entrance may be denied.
– India’s new age travel digital media