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Greece Reopening For U.S. and EU Tourists Beginning Next Week

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Greece will begin reopening for tourists from the United States and European Union beginning next week a senior tourism ministry official told Reuters. Additionally, countries including the United Kingdom, Serbia, Israel and the United Arab Emirates will also be permitted to enter. All visitors will need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test.

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“We will gradually lift the restrictions at the beginning of next week ahead of the opening on May 14,” a senior tourism ministry official told Reuters. Originally Greece had announced that it would reopen for tourism from all countries beginning in May.

All international tourists must arrive through the airports in Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Chania, Rhodes, Kos, Mykonos, Santorini or Corfu. Land border crossings will also be permitted.

Countries Allowed To Enter Greece

Next Week: Visitors from the United States, European Union, United Kingdom, Serbia, Israel and the United Arab Emirates will be permitted entrance into Greece.

May 14, 2021: All countries under regular visa requirements

Monastiraki Square in Athens

Testing Requirements

Non Vaccinated Tourists: Travelers entering Greece are required to present a negative molecular test result (PCR test) for COVID-19, performed up to 72 hours before their entry to Greece.

Vaccinated Tourists: Testing is not required for travelers who have been fully vaccinated for at least 14 days.

All Travelers: Travelers need to be aware that Greece will be conducting random Covid-19 rapid tests at airports and those who test positive will face government quarantine covered by the state for 14 days.

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Vaccinated Travelers Entering Greece

Fully vaccinated travelers must present proof of vaccination at least 2 weeks prior to arriving in Greece.


There are no quarantines for vaccinated travelers or travelers who present proof of a negative Covid-19 test.

Amphitheater of Acropolis in Athens, Greece

Mandatory Passenger Locator Form

All visitors arriving in Greece must fill out the Passenger Locator Form at least 24 hours before arrival. 

COVID-19 Travel Insurance Entry Requirements 

All visitors should have travel insurance the covers COVID-19 for the duration of their trip to Greece but it is not mandatory for entry.

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Visitors Must Follow Prevention Protocols

All visitors will be subject to the same rules that locals do to maintain safety. Lockdown orders and Covid-19 prevention measures can come without warning. The use of facemasks in public spaces and social distancing are required.

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Saturday 17th of April 2021

What are the current restrictions in Greece?

Is there a curfew? Bars/restaurants open? Limits on gathering?

Cuz even if they reopen, there's no point if there's nothing to do there. Thanks.

Rico Alexander

Monday 26th of April 2021

@Kashlee Kucheran, Bars?

Kashlee Kucheran

Saturday 17th of April 2021

Curfews were eased 1 month ago and most restaurants etc reopened after easter. Some tour operators are getting ready to reopen to welcome the incoming tourists, etc. It's a gradual process


Friday 16th of April 2021

Hi , does this mean if you only have 1 dose of vaccine you can forget about going to Greece or will they accept a negative pcr test ? Thanks