The Greek authorities (CAA) revealed the extension of the current air guidance on international and domestic travel until Friday, October 22.
This means that non-vaccinated and non-exempt travelers from Egypt, Albania, Argentina, Bulgaria, Brazil, Georgia, Cuba, UAE, India, China, Libya, Morocco, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Russia and Turkey will have to continue to submit COVID-19 tests upon arrival in Greece, TheSchengen.com reports.
According to the CAA press release, permanent citizens of the following countries will be allowed to enter Greece, regardless of the purpose of their entry:
North Macedonia Belarus Ukraine Russia Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina Montenegro Albania Azerbaijan Armenia San Marino Andorra Vatican Monaco Turkey Kosovo
Furthermore, travelers from Russia are required to submit a COVID-19 test within 24 hours of entering the country, regardless of their vaccination status.
If the antigen test performed on arrival is positive, the traveler should have a PCR test to confirm symptoms. If the test is positive, the traveler must self-quarantine for ten days, while vaccinated travelers wait for a seven-day quarantine, in addition to being tested for COVID-19 on the last day of their isolation.
In conclusion, entrants from all countries entering Greece are required to submit a completed entry form or Passenger Locator Form (PLF) and must have a face covering during their stay at the airport and air travel.
However, travelers who have been fully vaccinated and can provide the necessary documents to confirm a claim are exempt from any entry restrictions. Furthermore, a traveler is considered fully vaccinated if he or she received the last vaccine at least 14 days before travel.
As Greek authorities join the EU’s COVID-19 digital certificate, those who have been tested in the past 72 hours and who have recovered from the virus at least 30 days before travel are eligible to enter the country without restrictions.
World Health Organization (WHO) data shows that Greece has identified 693,886 cases of COVID-19 and recorded 15,375 deaths. In addition, during the past 24 hours, 189 new cases of coronavirus and 27 deaths were detected in the country.
So far, a total of 71.1 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 19.00,040 vaccines have been distributed in Greece, with 1,2321,849 given to the population.