Last Update: 14 June 2021
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 are EU & Schengen Area countries, USA, UK, Israel, Serbia, UAE, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, Thailand, Rwanda, Singapore, the Russian Federation, North Macedonia, Canada, Belarus, Bahrein, Qatar, China, Kuwait, Ukraine, and Saudi Arabia.
- 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 travelers must use masks and comply with physical distancing measures according to local guidelines.
- There is a night curfew from 21:00 to 5:00 am in place. You may only go out outside these hours for necessities like health emergencies.
- Restaurants, bars, and cafes are open only for takeaways and deliveries.
- Parks are reopened since 20th of March and fishing in coastal municipalities is permitted again.
- Open-air archaeological sites are open again since 22nd of March with strict health protocols.
- Hotels can operate normally if they are to follow strict safety measures.