TRAVEL UPDATE: Residents of five other countries can now enter Greece

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The number of third countries whose permanent residents can enter Greece has increased from 36 countries to 41, plus EU countries and those in the Schengen Agreement.

In relation to the pre-existing airline directive, five new countries are added to the list of third-country nationals allowed to enter Greece – Argentina, India, Uruguay, Oman and Chile.

The condition of entry includes a COVID-19 test (PCR or rapid) before entering the country.

The notam for flights from abroad that will be valid until 12/11/21 provides the following:

Prohibitions on third-country nationals: The new aviation directive prohibits third-country nationals other than the EU and the Schengen Agreement, including their spouses or persons with whom they have entered into a cohabitation agreement, from entering the country. and their minor children.

This excludes passengers traveling for essential reasons and permanent residents of the following 41 countries: Australia, North Macedonia, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, United Kingdom, Israel, Canada, Belarus, New Belarus, Bahrain, Qatar, China, Kuwait, Ukraine, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Japan, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Jordan, Moldavia, Moldova and Chinese Taipei.

What applies to the PLF: All travelers to Greece, regardless of nationality, fill in the electronic PLF form (Passenger Locator Form), any time before the departure of the flight to Greece.

The proof of completion of the PLF electronic form, which is automatically sent by e-mail to the passenger by the system, is considered a necessary travel document.

Entry into Greece with a vaccine certificate or negative PCR / RAPID TEST or disease certificate or digital certificate: For travelers to Greece, the condition for entry into the country is one of the following:

1) To have completed at least fourteen (14) days before the vaccination for COVID-19 and to present a vaccination certificate, in Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Russian, which has been issued by a public authority.

2) To have been diagnosed negative in a laboratory test for coronavirus COVID-19 by the PCR method within the last seventy two (72) hours, or within forty eight (48) hours before their arrival in Greece for the test with rapid test .

3) Alternatively, travelers to Greece must have a certificate of illness issued thirty days after the first positive test and its validity lasts up to one hundred and eighty days after it.

4) Flight travelers from abroad may also carry, in digital or printed form, a European digital certificate COVID-19 (EU DIGITAL COVID-19 CERTIFICATE) as well as third countries, which contains information on vaccination or its effect last test (48-hour rapid test or 72-hour PCR) or coronavirus disease.

Tests on children from 12 years and over: The obligation of the conditions (vaccine or negative test or certificate of illness or digital certificate), for entry into Greece is valid for children from twelve (12) years and over.

Air directive for nationals of Argentina, India, Uruguay, Oman and Chile: Permanent residents of these third countries, in addition to all other conditions of entry into Greece provided by the foreign flight directive, must arrive at the airport with a test (PCR or rapid).

Airline instruction for Russian passengers: All travelers who are permanent residents of Russia to Greece must have a negative PCR (72 hours) or rapid test (48 hours) certificate. This measure is mandatory and applies to all passengers who are permanent residents of Russia, whether vaccinated or not. In addition, all travelers / permanent residents from Russia will be required to take a test with COVID-19 upon arrival in Greece.

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