Greece Travel Health Certificate

Passenger Locator Form (PLF) for Greece

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Greece has introduced a health declaration form for the COVID-19 pandemic. This Passenger Locator Form (PLF) is mandatory for all international travelers to enter the country.

The PLF for Greece is designed to help reduce the spread of coronavirus and protect public health in the Hellenic Republic.

This page outlines how to complete the Passenger Locator Form for Greece and who needs to have one.

What Is the PLF for Greece?

The Greece Passenger Locator Form is a travel health certificate introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is now an entry requirement for passengers traveling to the Hellenic Republic.

It is mandatory to complete the Greece PLF online. This is done by entering the required information about the passenger, their health and COVID status, and their travel details.

The PLF is a health declaration form for Greece. The traveler must declare that they are safe to travel and provide contact information. This will allow authorities to reach them in case they have been in contact with someone infected with COVID-19. They will then be instructed to take the appropriate steps, such as quarantining and testing.

In these ways, the PLF is a measure to counter the spread of the virus.

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Who Needs to Complete the Passenger Locator Form for Greece?

All travelers heading to Greece must be included on a Passenger Locator Form. This includes:

  • Foreign visitors and tourists
  • Greek nationals
  • Residents of Greece

Individuals living in separate households must each complete their own PLF.

Households traveling together (e.g. families) can include all passengers living together on the same form. Greek authorities ask families to fill in one PLF between them. All family members must be included on this form.

Do children need a Passenger Locator Form for Greece?

Yes, children must be included on a PLF to travel to Greece.

In most cases, children will be traveling with a family member or adult in the same household. In this situation, they should be included on the adult’s Passenger Locator Form. Their parent or guardian may enter their details on their behalf.

If the child is traveling alone or with other passengers who do not reside in the same household, they must have their own PLF. Again, this may be filled in by a parent or guardian.

How to Complete the PLF Online Registration for Greece

Travelers must fill in the Passenger Locator Form online. To do this, they must enter the required information into the relevant fields.

The details that must be provided include the following:

  • Basic personal information (name, age, etc.)
  • Passport details
  • Mode of transport
  • Travel details (e.g. flight information)
  • Recent travel history (stays in other countries)
  • Address of accommodation in Greece
  • Contact details

The applicant must also provide information about their COVID-19 status. They will only be allowed to travel to Greece if one of the following applies to them:

  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 14+ days ago
  • Recovered from COVID-19 in the previous 9 months
  • Tested negative within 72 hours before arriving in Greece

Questions about vaccinations include:

  • If/when they were vaccinated
  • Manufacturer of the vaccine
  • In which country the received the vaccine

By submitting the form, the passenger confirms that the information is true and accurate to the best of their knowledge.

Greek Health Declaration Form requirements

To complete the Greece travel health form, the applicant must have the following items:

  • Valid passport
  • Flight reservations
  • Accommodation reservations

As well as the Passenger Locator Form, travelers must be “safe” to travel. They can either be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, have recovered from a previous infection, or test negative in the 72 hours before arriving in Greece.

They must be prepared to present proof of this with a vaccination certificate, test result, or the EU Digital COVID Certificate (EU DCC).

Traveling to Greece with the Passenger Locator Form

After completing and submitting the Greek PLF, the passenger will be able to download a PDF of the final travel declaration. This will have a QR code that will be scanned before departure and upon arrival.

The individual can then either print the PLF or store a digital copy on their mobile device. This will enable them to travel to Greece.

It is important to remember that in order to enter the country, travelers must also have proof that they are safe to travel (vaccination certificate, negative test result, etc.).

It may also be necessary to have a visa or travel authorization, as well as a valid passport. This passport must be the same as the one registered in the PLF.

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Travel Health Certificate FAQS

  • Is the Passenger Locator Form mandatory for Greece?

    Yes, all travelers must have a completed Passenger Locator Form (PLF) to enter Greece. This includes Greek citizens and residents of the country, as well as foreign visitors. All passengers must be included on a form, including children.

  • Do I need a COVID-19 vaccination certificate to travel to Greece?

    A vaccination certificate is not a requirement for entry to Greece. However, it makes the procedure of entering the country much easier. Fully vaccinated passengers with a certificate do not have to take a COVID-19 test (unless arriving from certain countries) or self-isolating.

    Passengers must either have a vaccination certificate OR proof of recovery from a previous infection OR a negative test result from the 72 hours prior to arrival in Greece.

  • Do I need to take a COVID-19 test to enter Greece?

    Passengers must take a COVID-19 test to travel to Greece if they have not been vaccinated or recovered from the virus in the past 9 months.

    Individuals arriving from Russia must take a test even if they are fully vaccinated.

    Accepted tests include PCR and antigen tests.

  • Will I need to quarantine when I arrive in Greece?

    Travelers arriving from some countries may have to quarantine upon arrival in Greece. In addition, anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 during their stay will be required to quarantine.

    Passengers arriving from other parts of the EU, as well as other “safe” countries, do not need to quarantine unless positive for coronavirus.

  • What documents do I need besides the Greek PLF?

    In addition to the Greek Passenger Locator Form, travelers must have one of the following:

    • Negative COVID-19 PCR test result (from within the last 72 hours)
    • Negative COVID-19 antigen test result (from within the last 48 hours)
    • Vaccination certificate (fully vaccinated at least 14 days beforehand)
    • Recovery certificate (issued 30 days after the day of the first positive COVID-19 test)
    • Positive PCR molecular or an antigen test result (from 30-180 days before the trip)

    Travelers must also have a valid passport. From 2022, passengers may need an ETIAS for Greece, depending on their nationality.