Can I travel to Greece?

September 27, 2021

Last Update: 27 September 2021

Mostly open

Mostly not required

Open with safety measures

We understand how confusing travelling in the “Covid era” can be and that many of us are craving some vacation. That’s why after months of confusion and staying at home, we are sharing with you our “Can I travel to Greece” advice.

Fancy watching stunning sunset on one of the thousands of islands in the company of mouth-watering cuisine and home-made wine? Greece, a country that has-it-all when it comes to memorable holidays, still has many travel restrictions in force but in general, is open for travellers depending on their country of origin.

Up to date travel regulations in Greece​

  • All passengers older than 5 upon their arrival must show a negative test result not older than 72h or a completed vaccination certificate or a recovery certificate not older than 9 months.
  • The countries from which entry is allowed, under the above conditions, without the requirement of self-isolation can be found here.
  • EU Digital COVID-19 certificates are accepted.
  • All passengers must complete a Passenger Locator Form (here) not later than a day before arrival.
  • All visitors from air, land or sea, will be subject to random tests upon arrival.

Should I plan a summer holiday in Greece?​

The answer is YES! From the 14th of May country reopened its borders for more than 30 nations – 27-member EU, as well as the US, Britain, Serbia, Israel and the United Arab Emirates. 

Anyone vaccinated, with prove of recovery or with a negative test result will be welcomed without a self-isolation requirement. 


Can I travel to Greece? What to expect there?​

Greece is staying firm in its preventive approach and is complying with all of the necessary hygiene measures to ensure the well-being of its citizens and potential incoming guests.

When it comes to specific safety measures:

  • All travellers must use masks and comply with physical distancing measures according to local guidelines.

  • Restaurants, cafés, and bars are open.

  • Hotels can operate normally if they are to follow strict safety measures.

  • Cinemas, museums and indoor attractions can be visited upon the condition of showing vaccination certificate, or a medical document as proof of a past Covid-19 infection issued not sooner than thirty (30) days after the positive test result, or a negative rapid test was taken within 48 hours. 

  • Live events (theatre or dance performances, concerts etc.) are held in open-air venues with seated guests only and at 65% – 75% capacity.

Where to travel these days?​

Looking for your next travel destination? Stay up to date with travel restrictions and don’t stress, we got you covered!

Check the latest covid travel regulations of Morocco, Tunisia, France, Italy, Croatia, and Malta

Where shall I stay in Greece?