Greek authorities have extended the entry ban on the majority of travellers from outside the European Union and the Schengen Area for another week until December 3.
The decision has been announced by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), while the same has noted that eligible to enter restriction-free remain the nationals of EU and EEA countries, as well as their spouses, the persons with whom they are in a cohabitation agreement, and their children.
Eligible to enter restriction-free from third countries, including for non-essential purposes, are residents of the following: Australia, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Argentina, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Israel, India, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Oman, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Korea, Singapore, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Uruguay, and the Vatican.
Travellers eligible to enter the country remain obliged to fill in the Passenger Locator Form, for which they will receive a confirmation in their email./ They should then carry this confirmation with them when they show up at the Greek ports of entry.
All travellers need to show either proof of vaccination against COVID-19, proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the last 180 days but not within the last 30 days, and COVID-19 negative test results. PCR tests are accepted if they have been taken within the last 72 hours or a rapid test taken in the last 48 hours before arrival in Greece.
“Travelers from abroad can 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 about the vaccination or the result of the last test (48-hour rapid test or 72-hour PCR) or Coronavirus disease,” the CAA notes in a press release regarding the decision.
At the same time, travellers eligible to enter Greece are also subject to a rapid test upon arrival. In case a traveller results positive, the same will have to take a PCR test immediately. If the latter is also positive, the traveller should undergo quarantine for a period of ten days.
Travellers from Russia, regardless of their vaccination and recovery status, are obliged to test for COVID-19 before their trip to Greece, either with a PCR test or a rapid test.
The use of masks is mandatory at all airports in Greece. Airlines must make sure that travellers wear their masks during the flights as well.