Greek authorities have extended the entry ban for the majority of travelers from outside the European Union and the Schengen area for another week, until December 3.
The decision was announced by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), while the same indicated that those eligible for unrestricted entry remain citizens of EU and EEA countries, as well as their spouses, and the persons with whom they are. Coexistence agreement and their children.
Eligible for unrestricted entry from third countries, including non-essential purposes, are residents of the following countries: Australia, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Argentina, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Chile, Taipei Chinese, Israel, India, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Oman, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Korea, Singapore, Turkey and Ukraine United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay and the Vatican.
Passengers eligible to enter the country are still required to fill out a passenger locator form, which will receive a confirmation in their email. / They should then carry this confirmation with them when they appear at Greek ports of entry.
All travelers need to show either proof of vaccination against COVID-19, proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 180 days but not within the last 30 days, and negative COVID-19 test results. PCR tests are accepted if they were performed within the past 72 hours or if a rapid test was performed within the last 48 hours prior to arrival in Greece.
“Travelers from abroad may also hold, in digital or print form, a European Digital COVID-19 Certificate (EU DIGITAL COVID-19 Certificate) as well as other countries, which contains information about vaccination or the result of a recent test (48 – rapid test or 72-hour PCR) or coronavirus disease,” the CAA notes in a press release regarding the decision.
At the same time, travelers who are eligible to enter Greece are also subject to an express test upon arrival. In the event of a positive traveler result, he or she should undergo a PCR test immediately. If the latter is also positive, the traveler must be quarantined for ten days.
According to travelers from Russia, regardless of their vaccination and recovery status, they are obligated to get tested for COVID-19 before their trip to Greece, either through a PCR test or a rapid test.
The use of masks is mandatory at all airports in Greece. Airlines must make sure that travelers wear their masks during flights as well.
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