Greece

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Current Status: Varying levels of restrictions, with some islands free from quarantine both on arrival and return to the UK.

Masks: At present, it is mandatory to wear a mask in all public places (both indoors and outdoors), including work-places and on public transport in all areas of Greece.
Social Distancing: 1.5 metre
Restrictions: The Greek authorities have announced new measures that will apply in all parts of Greece, with effect from 6am local time on Saturday 7 November 2020. These nationwide measures (national ‘lock-down’) replace all previous measures (including different levels of restrictions in different regions) that are in place until that time. 

From 6am on Saturday 7 November, the following nationwide measures are in place:

  • Obligatory use of facemasks in all indoor and outdoor public and communal spaces, including work-places and on public transport;
  • A ban on non-essential movements outside of your home or accommodation (essential movements are defined according to the list below, or for work-related reasons – in which case your employer must provide you with certification of your requirement to travel);
  • Obligatory certification of any essential movements, either by completion of a self-written note, by using the online form provided by the Greek authorities, or by use of the Greek authorities’ free SMS service (only available from Greek mobile numbers). For more detail on the information required under each of these methods of certification, see below). You must be able to show certification to the authorities when requested;
  • A ban on travel between different parts of Greece, except for essential reasons. You should not leave the region (‘nomos’/ ‘νόμος’) of your residence or accommodation, except for permitted, exceptional reasons (acceptable reasons include returning to your residence or accommodation address; for family reunification reasons; for health emergencies; for essential business reasons- in which case your employer must provide you with certification that your travel is essential)

Greece is a country in southeastern Europe with thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Influential in ancient times, it’s often called the cradle of Western civilization. Athens, its capital, retains landmarks including the 5th-century B.C. Acropolis citadel with the Parthenon temple. Greece is also known for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos.


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England

Travelling to Greece

From Saturday 7 November 2020, the following measures are in place with respect to travel to Greece:

  • If travelling by air to Greece, you must provide evidence of a negative result from a PCR test for COVID-19 that has been conducted no later than 48 hours before your journey starts. Failure to do so is likely to result in the Greek authorities refusing you permission to enter Greece.
  • If you are entering Greece by land borders (including by road, rail or ferry), you must provide evidence of a negative result from a PCR test for COVID-19 that has been conducted no later than 72 hours before your journey starts. (The Greek authorities have indicated that, although this land borders-related measure applies from Saturday 7 November, they will, exceptionally, permit entry by road, rail or ferry without a test result for an initial grace period of 5 days. However, from Thursday 12 November, this measure will be enforced in full).

You must complete an online Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least 24 hours before your arrival in, or departure from, Greece. Once you have completed the form, you will receive an email acknowledgement. In a separate email, you will also receive a QR code. This code is likely to be sent up to 24 hours before you travel, regardless of how early you fill in your form. When you receive your code, make sure you either print it, or can show it on your mobile phone.

If you are travelling by air to Greece, your airline will ask you to prove that you have completed the PLF form. You should print or show (e.g. on your phone) your email confirming submission of the form (or the QR code you have subsequently received). Failure to do so could result in you being refused boarding to the flight.

You must wear a face mask at all times when on an aeroplane or ferry travelling to or from Greece; and whilst at airports.

Any passenger entering Greece may be asked to undergo a test for COVID-19, but you are more likely to be asked if you have arrived from a country outside of the EU (including the UK), either directly or via indirect flights.

If you are not required to take a test on arrival, you will not be required to self-isolate.

Returning from Crete, Lesvos, Mykonos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos or Zakynthos:

When you return, you must follow the rules for entering the UK. You:

Returning from Greece (except the above mentioned Crete, Lesvos, Mykonos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos or Zakynthos):

When you return, you must follow the rules for entering the UK. You:


Wales

Travelling to Greece

From Saturday 7 November 2020, the following measures are in place with respect to travel to Greece:

  • If travelling by air to Greece, you must provide evidence of a negative result from a PCR test for COVID-19 that has been conducted no later than 48 hours before your journey starts. Failure to do so is likely to result in the Greek authorities refusing you permission to enter Greece.
  • If you are entering Greece by land borders (including by road, rail or ferry), you must provide evidence of a negative result from a PCR test for COVID-19 that has been conducted no later than 72 hours before your journey starts. (The Greek authorities have indicated that, although this land borders-related measure applies from Saturday 7 November, they will, exceptionally, permit entry by road, rail or ferry without a test result for an initial grace period of 5 days. However, from Thursday 12 November, this measure will be enforced in full).

You must complete an online Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least 24 hours before your arrival in, or departure from, Greece. Once you have completed the form, you will receive an email acknowledgement. In a separate email, you will also receive a QR code. This code is likely to be sent up to 24 hours before you travel, regardless of how early you fill in your form. When you receive your code, make sure you either print it, or can show it on your mobile phone.

If you are travelling by air to Greece, your airline will ask you to prove that you have completed the PLF form. You should print or show (e.g. on your phone) your email confirming submission of the form (or the QR code you have subsequently received). Failure to do so could result in you being refused boarding to the flight.

You must wear a face mask at all times when on an aeroplane or ferry travelling to or from Greece; and whilst at airports.

Any passenger entering Greece may be asked to undergo a test for COVID-19, but you are more likely to be asked if you have arrived from a country outside of the EU (including the UK), either directly or via indirect flights.

If you are not required to take a test on arrival, you will not be required to self-isolate.

Returning from Crete, Lesvos, Mykonos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos or Zakynthos:

When you return, you must follow the rules for entering the UK. You:

Returning from Greece (except the above mentioned Crete, Lesvos, Mykonos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos or Zakynthos):

When you return, you must follow the rules for entering the UK. You:


Scotland

Travelling to Greece

From Saturday 7 November 2020, the following measures are in place with respect to travel to Greece:

  • If travelling by air to Greece, you must provide evidence of a negative result from a PCR test for COVID-19 that has been conducted no later than 48 hours before your journey starts. Failure to do so is likely to result in the Greek authorities refusing you permission to enter Greece.
  • If you are entering Greece by land borders (including by road, rail or ferry), you must provide evidence of a negative result from a PCR test for COVID-19 that has been conducted no later than 72 hours before your journey starts. (The Greek authorities have indicated that, although this land borders-related measure applies from Saturday 7 November, they will, exceptionally, permit entry by road, rail or ferry without a test result for an initial grace period of 5 days. However, from Thursday 12 November, this measure will be enforced in full).

You must complete an online Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least 24 hours before your arrival in, or departure from, Greece. Once you have completed the form, you will receive an email acknowledgement. In a separate email, you will also receive a QR code. This code is likely to be sent up to 24 hours before you travel, regardless of how early you fill in your form. When you receive your code, make sure you either print it, or can show it on your mobile phone.

If you are travelling by air to Greece, your airline will ask you to prove that you have completed the PLF form. You should print or show (e.g. on your phone) your email confirming submission of the form (or the QR code you have subsequently received). Failure to do so could result in you being refused boarding to the flight.

You must wear a face mask at all times when on an aeroplane or ferry travelling to or from Greece; and whilst at airports.

Any passenger entering Greece may be asked to undergo a test for COVID-19, but you are more likely to be asked if you have arrived from a country outside of the EU (including the UK), either directly or via indirect flights.

If you are not required to take a test on arrival, you will not be required to self-isolate.

Returning from Crete, Lesvos, Mykonos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos or Zakynthos:

When you return, you must follow the rules for entering the UK. You:

Returning from Greece (except the above mentioned Crete, Lesvos, Mykonos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos or Zakynthos):

When you return, you must follow the rules for entering the UK. You:


Northern Ireland

Travelling to Greece

From Saturday 7 November 2020, the following measures are in place with respect to travel to Greece:

  • If travelling by air to Greece, you must provide evidence of a negative result from a PCR test for COVID-19 that has been conducted no later than 48 hours before your journey starts. Failure to do so is likely to result in the Greek authorities refusing you permission to enter Greece.
  • If you are entering Greece by land borders (including by road, rail or ferry), you must provide evidence of a negative result from a PCR test for COVID-19 that has been conducted no later than 72 hours before your journey starts. (The Greek authorities have indicated that, although this land borders-related measure applies from Saturday 7 November, they will, exceptionally, permit entry by road, rail or ferry without a test result for an initial grace period of 5 days. However, from Thursday 12 November, this measure will be enforced in full).

You must complete an online Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least 24 hours before your arrival in, or departure from, Greece. Once you have completed the form, you will receive an email acknowledgement. In a separate email, you will also receive a QR code. This code is likely to be sent up to 24 hours before you travel, regardless of how early you fill in your form. When you receive your code, make sure you either print it, or can show it on your mobile phone.

If you are travelling by air to Greece, your airline will ask you to prove that you have completed the PLF form. You should print or show (e.g. on your phone) your email confirming submission of the form (or the QR code you have subsequently received). Failure to do so could result in you being refused boarding to the flight.

You must wear a face mask at all times when on an aeroplane or ferry travelling to or from Greece; and whilst at airports.

Any passenger entering Greece may be asked to undergo a test for COVID-19, but you are more likely to be asked if you have arrived from a country outside of the EU (including the UK), either directly or via indirect flights.

If you are not required to take a test on arrival, you will not be required to self-isolate.

Returning from Crete, Lesvos, Mykonos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos or Zakynthos:

When you return, you must follow the rules for entering the UK. You:

Returning from Greece (except the above mentioned Crete, Lesvos, Mykonos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos or Zakynthos):

When you return, you must follow the rules for entering the UK. You:


COVID-19 Data: (Source Worldometer)

All information correct as of 06/11/2020 @ 08:27.

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