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Greece to Facilitate Entry Requirements for Arrivals From UK

Greek authorities have announced that travelers from the UK planning to enter the Republic of Greece will no longer be subject to the Passenger Locator Locator Form (PLF) requirements, ahead of the Easter holiday.

Authorities in Greece have confirmed that all Britons who have completed the virus immunization process will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination, but they will not be required to fill out a pre-travel form when planning to arrive in Greece.

The new changes will take effect from March 15, TheSchengen.com reports.

However, the authorities in the Republic of Greece have confirmed that passengers who have not been vaccinated or those who have been partially vaccinated against the virus will still need to provide evidence of recovery or a negative PCR test result, for no longer than 72 hours, or a negative test result COVID-19 antigen is no more than 24 hours old.

Authorities in Greece have stressed that in order to be considered fully immune to the virus, travelers must have completed the full course at least two weeks prior to travel.

Passengers who completed their vaccination more than nine months ago are required to take a booster shot in order to qualify.

The decision of the Greek authorities to abolish the PLF clause comes as part of efforts to facilitate the travel process and help industries, especially the travel and tourism sector, recover from the damage caused by the Corona virus and its new variants.

The new decision was confirmed by a statement published by Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

“On the recommendation of the Expert Committee of the Ministry of Health, the completion of the Passenger Locating Form (PLF) by visitors from all countries for their entry into Greece from March 15, 2022 has been cancelled. Repealing the Passenger Locating Law (PLF) simplifies the process of Passenger entry and shift focus to monitoring vaccination certificates.

According to figures provided by the World Health Organization, a total of 2,470,212 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Greece, up to this point, while a total of 26,036 people have died during the same period.

In addition, the figures provided by the World Health Organization also reveal that in the past seven days, more than 100,816 people were infected with Coronavirus in the Republic of Greece, while a total of 433 people died during the same period.

However, despite the current epidemiological situation, the authorities in Greece decided to follow the example of other European countries and lift the majority of restrictions imposed due to the Corona virus.

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