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Today Greece Lifts Passenger Locator Form Requirement for All Travellers

As of today, March 15, international arrivals at Greek airports will no longer be required to submit a Passenger Locator Form (PLF), which was before that a mandatory document for travelers on their flights to the Republic of Greece.

According to a press release from the Hellenic Aviation Service (CAA), in addition to the cancellation of the PLF requirement, the authority announces that entry will be facilitated for arrivals from Benin and Jordan, as third countries have successfully joined the EU Digital COVID-19 Certification Gateway (EUDCC), which means that Vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by health authorities in these countries are equally valid as those issued in EU member states.

In addition, entrants from these vaccinated and re-taken countries are exempt from the requirement to present a test certificate upon entry into Greece, reports.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) reminds passengers that as of tomorrow, Tuesday, March 15, 2022, the cancellation of the PLF for international flights passengers will come into effect, according to the already issued COVID-19 certificate. In particular, with the implementation of the Flight Directive, all passengers arriving in our country from any destination abroad do not need to fill out the electronic PLF form before arriving in Greece,” the press release states.

This decision applies to all EUDCC portal members, which include EU Member States, San Marino, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Vatican, North Macedonia, Georgia, Switzerland, El Salvador, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Lebanon, Morocco, Montenegro, Moldova, Monaco, Norway, New Zealand, Ukraine, Uruguay, Panama, Greenland, Cape Verde, Cape Verde, Benin, Jordan, Faroe Islands, and Taiwan.

>>Greece cancels passenger locator form requirements for vaccinated travelers from March 15

Travelers from the United States, Australia, and Canada are also allowed to enter the country by submitting one of the following documents:

Vaccination certificate indicating that the holder has received a complete vaccination series nine months prior to travel or received a booster injection, which does not have a maximum validity limit. COVID-19 within 72 hours of departure (PCR test) or 24 hours before arrival (rapid antigen test).

Travelers from the rest of the world, regardless of their vaccination status, are required to submit additional COVID-19 tests, which can alternate between PCR and rapid antigen tests, with their own requirements.

In addition, additional document requirements related to COVID-19 apply to all travelers over the age of five. Passengers are reminded to wear their masks upon arrival and departure inside airports and during flights in an effort to protect public health from COVID-19.

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