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Greece Extends Its Current Air Directive Until October 15

The air guidance regarding international and domestic travel will be extended for another week according to the authorities in Greece.

Greece’s aviation authority has revealed that the current entry rules will remain in place for travelers until Friday, October 15, reports.

According to the statement, non-vaccinated travelers from the following third countries will continue to be allowed into the country by providing a necessary reason for the trip:

North Macedonia Belarus Ukraine Russia Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina Montenegro Albania Azerbaijan Armenia San Marino Andorra Vatican Monaco Turkey Kosovo

However, travelers who fail to provide valid medical proof of vaccination arriving from the following countries are required to submit a COVID-19 test, which is taken on arrival:

Egypt Albania Argentina Bulgaria Brazil Georgia Cuba UAE India China Libya Morocco North Macedonia Pakistan Russia and Turkey

If the antigen test result is positive, the traveler is required to take a backup PCR test, which will determine whether the traveler has the virus or not. If the test is positive, travelers must follow a ten-day quarantine. Furthermore, for vaccinated travelers who test positive for COVID-19, a seven-day quarantine requirement is mandatory, in addition to taking a COVID test on the last day of their isolation.

Unlike other arrivals, travelers from Russia are required to undergo the test for 24 hours upon arrival in Greece, regardless of whether or not they have been vaccinated.

In general, all travelers arriving in the Greek Republic are required to present a completed Entry Form or Passenger Locator Form (PLF) and must wear a face mask throughout the flight and their stay at the airport.

Furthermore, in order for travelers to be eligible for entry free of quarantine and testing, they must present a vaccination passport, which proves that the holder has received the vaccine shots at least 14 days prior to travel.

Those who have recovered from the virus and travelers who have recently tested positive for the coronavirus are also eligible to enter the country without being quarantined. Moreover, as the country has successfully joined the EU COVID-19 Digital Certificate (EUDCC), holders of these documents are also allowed to be present on Greek territory.

World Health Organization (WHO) data shows that Greece has identified 668,811 cases of COVID-19 and recorded 15,012 deaths. Also, during the past 24 hours, 2,294 new cases of coronavirus and 21 deaths were discovered in the country.

So far, a total of 70.6 percent of the population in Greece has been vaccinated with at least one dose of the vaccine, while about 68.3 percent of the adult population has been fully vaccinated. Data from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) shows that 18,741,200 vaccines have been distributed in Greece, with 12,214,206 administered to the population.

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