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.
“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
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.
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.
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.
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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