Who can enter Greece?
British nationals are allowed to enter Greece if they are permanently resident in the UK, Greece, another EU / EFTA state or one of the following countries; Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, Rwanda, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Russian Federation, Serbia, United States and Israel.
Do I have to take a test before traveling to Greece?
Yes. Unless you are fully vaccinated (and received your second vaccine at least two weeks ago), anyone entering Greece must present a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours of arrival. Vaccinated arrivals are exempt from testing requirements, and the NHS paper card will suffice as proof.
Do I have to fill out any forms?
Yes. Anyone traveling to Greece is required to complete an online form Passenger Tracking Form (PLF) before midnight the day before their arrival in Greece. Those who arrive in Greece without the form could be fined 500 euros or be barred from entering the country by Greek authorities.
The Greek PLFs have already caused confusion. Each traveler, including children, should have their contact details on one: if you are traveling together as a household, you are technically allowed to complete a form with all adults and children included. If you are not traveling as a family, each must complete a separate form.
However, some airlines require individual PLFs for each traveler over 18 in the same household. It is best to follow this to be safe, or to check directly with your airline as to what you need to show to be cleared to board.
Do I have to isolate myself on arrival?
No, the quarantine for arrivals from the UK has now been lifted, provided you are fully vaccinated or tested negative for Covid within 72 hours of arrival.
When could Greece be on the “green list”
The next update of the green list is expected before June 7. It is possible that some Greek islands will be part of the selection, but it is unlikely that all of Greece will go green. The next update after that will be on June 28.
Is Greece in containment?
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is still gradually lifting the containment measures. On May 3, restaurants and cafes reopened, with people allowed to sit only outdoors and with social distancing measures in place. There is a curfew from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Retail stores (except shopping centers) are open for “click-away” and “click-in-shop” by appointment. Individuals are only allowed to shop for three hours a day; small numbers are in place for churches and religious services; and a maximum of three people are allowed to travel by taxi or private vehicle (unless all are members of the same family).
If you are traveling by ferry, you will need to complete a health questionnaire and give it to the ferry operator before boarding. The necessary forms will be provided by the operator: you should contact them directly if you need further information. Temperature checks can also be carried out before boarding.
All hotels are allowed to open, and other types of accommodation, such as Airbnb or private rentals are also available.
In regional units where the spread of Covid-19 is particularly high and hospital capacity is limited, restrictions may be tighter or reimposed with limited notice – you should check local rules for any area you plan to visit. .
Do I have to wear a mask?
Yes. It is compulsory to wear a mask in all public places (indoors and outdoors), in all regions of Greece.
Do I have to take a test before returning to England?
Yes. You must pass a test 72 hours before departure. Failure to do so will result in denied boarding or a fine of up to Â£ 500 upon your return to the UK. You can find the government rules on pre-departure testing, here.
To help streamline the process and make pricing more transparent, the government has launched an official Covid test comparison website. New gov.uk The website provides travelers with information on the cheapest, fastest and most efficient Covid testing companies in their region
Do people traveling from Greece to England have to quarantine?
Yes. All arrivals in England must complete a passenger locator form before landing, then self-isolate at home for ten days. Greece is not on the red list, so you are not required to quarantine yourself at the hotel. You will also need to take a Covid test on the second and eighth days of your self-isolation. You can book your tests through the official government portal here.