Covid Update for Greece
Last update: 07/10/2021
Entry restrictions for Greece apply until at least 8 October 2021, but it has opened its borders to nationals, residents, and long-term visa holders of other countries in the EU and/or Schengen Area or the associated microstates (Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican). A certificate of application for renewal of a residence permit for Greece is also accepted for entry. Passengers with a resident permit issued by the UK and British nationals who reside in the United Kingdom, as well as students and military personnel, may also enter Greece. Nationals and residents of the following countries have also been granted permission to visit Greece: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, China (PRC), Israel, Japan, Jordan, South Korea, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, and the USA. Other exemptions include military personnel, students and merchant seamen. All passengers must complete a “Passenger Locator Form (PLF)” before they arrive in Greece. This generates a QR code that must be presented at the border. Families traveling together can use one joint QR code. Anyone aged 12 or older must either have a health certificate with a negative PCR or RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours before arriving in Greece; a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival; or a coronavirus vaccination certificate in English if the last dose was taken at least 14 days prior to arrival in Greece; or a positive COVID-19 antigen, PCR or RT-PCR test taken between 30 and 180 days before arrival; or a recovery certificate issued at least 30 days after being tested positive (considered valid for up to 180 days after the positive result). All of these certificates must be in English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish, or Russian. Nationals and residents of Russia (aged 12 and above) must have a negative test result (either rapid antigen from within 48 hours beforehand or PCR or RT-PCR from within 72 hours before). They may also be tested again when they arrive in Greece. Passengers traveling from the following countries will be tested on arrival unless they have a vaccination or recovery certificate: Albania, Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, China (PRC), Cuba, Egypt, Georgia, India, Libya, Morocco, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Russia, Turkey, or the United Arab Emirates. All arrivals may be subject to self-isolation for up to 7 days and may be given a rapid test for COVID-19 on arrival.