Greece enforces 'partial lockdown' in 8 northern Greek hotspots

Thessaloniki becomes Greece's first city to be colour-blind inclusive

Greece has put in place a series of “partial lockdowns” across certain hotspots in the north of the country due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The nation has routinely put in place and later lifted such restrictions during the pandemic when figures have begun to rise, or hospital levels have hit concerning levels

The areas currently impacted by the new tighter restrictions include Thessaloniki, Chalkidiki, Larissa, Kilkis, Kavala, Imathia, Pieria, Pella, Kastoria, Xanthi and Drama.

Regulations to enter Greece

All travellers must complete their PLF before entering the country, providing detailed information on their point of departure, the duration of previous stays in other countries, and the address of their stay while in Greece. In case of multiple stays, they are required to provide the address for the first 24 hours at least. One PLF should be submitted per family.

  • Travellers will receive the PLF with their unique Quick Response (QR) code via email (the QR code will be provided in a link in the email).

The PLF can also be found on the Visit Greece app and at It is strongly recommended that all visitors download the Visit Greece app (GDPR compliant) for free, prior their arrival in Greece.