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Greece

Travel to Greece - Mainland during Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Proof of vaccination:

NO

Test pre-travel/recovery certificate:

NO

Form pre-travel:

NO

Test on arrival:

NO

Screening on arrival:

YES

Quarantine on arrival:

NO

Test during stay:

NO

RETURN REQUIREMENTS

Test pre-return travel:

NO

Test on return:

NO

Quarantine on return:

NO

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Proof of vaccination:

NO

Test pre-travel/recovery certificate:

NO

Form pre-travel:

NO

Test on arrival:

NO

Screening on arrival:

YES

Quarantine on arrival:

NO

Test during stay:

NO

RETURN REQUIREMENTS

Test pre-return travel:

NO

Test on return:

NO

Quarantine on return:

NO

Vaccinated Requirements
Entry Requirements for Vaccinated Visitors
Proof of vaccination: Not required
Test pre-travel/recovery certificate: Not required
On arrival:

Upon arrival you may be selected to take a rapid COVID-19 test at the airport.  If you are selected and the result is positive, you will need to quarantine.

Form pre-travel: Not required
RETURN REQUIREMENTS FOR VACCINATED VISITORS
At present, this destination has no specific return requirements related to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Please check the latest Foreign Office Advice (see link below) for other visa or return requirements.
FURTHER INFORMATION
Foreign Office Advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece
Local regulations:

You should wear a mask on public transport (such as city buses, tram cars etc) and in taxis.  You will also need to wear a mask within indoor areas of ferries and in pharmacies.  

Masks are not required in shops and supermarkets, restaurants, bars and other indoor venues.   It is recommended to wear a mask on aircraft, however this is not compulsory.

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from wearing a face mask in any scenario.

If you are using a ferry service when in your destination you should follow the below guidance: 

If you are travelling between islands in Greece (or to/from the mainland) on either public ferries or domestic flights, then you should check with the operator directly for any further detail in relation to requirements for travel.

If you test positive while in resort

If you test positive for COVID-19 while in Greece you must self-isolate for 5 days from the date of the positive test result. You may leave self-isolation after 5 days if you are no longer experiencing symptoms, otherwise you should continue to self-isolate.

Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to self-isolate in your current accommodation, or Greek authorities will ask you to self-isolate in a state provided quarantine hotel. The expense of the accommodation in quarantine hotels is covered by the Greek state. Local authorities will be able to offer further advice on self-isolation requirements.

If you do not self-isolate or quarantine when required you may be fined by the Hellenic Police. The fine could be as much as €5000. You should comply with any requirement to self-isolate or quarantine.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

Quarantine hotels

If you test positive for COVID-19 you may have to enter a quarantine hotel. The UK government will not cover mandatory quarantine costs for British nationals. In Greece, the Greek authorities will pay the cost of your quarantine.

EHIC or GHIC cards can not be used to cover any additional expenses you incur whilst staying in a quarantine hotel. Make sure you have access to funds to cover the costs or take out insurance, checking the policy has adequate cover.

If you have or are entitled to an EHIC or GHIC and you need medical treatment while staying at a quarantine hotel, the UK government will fund treatment as usual through the EHIC/GHIC scheme.

Unvaccinated Requirements
Entry Requirements for Unvaccinated Visitors
Proof of vaccination: Not required
Test pre-travel/recovery certificate: Not required
On arrival:

Upon arrival you may be selected to take a rapid COVID-19 test at the airport.  If you are selected and the result is positive, you will need to quarantine.

Form pre-travel: Not required
RETURN REQUIREMENTS FOR UNVACCINATED VISITORS
At present, this destination has no specific return requirements related to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Please check the latest Foreign Office Advice (see link below) for other visa or return requirements.
FURTHER INFORMATION
Foreign Office Advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece
Local regulations:

You should wear a mask on public transport (such as city buses, tram cars etc) and in taxis.  You will also need to wear a mask within indoor areas of ferries and in pharmacies.  

Masks are not required in shops and supermarkets, restaurants, bars and other indoor venues.   It is recommended to wear a mask on aircraft, however this is not compulsory.

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from wearing a face mask in any scenario.

If you are using a ferry service when in your destination you should follow the below guidance: 

If you are travelling between islands in Greece (or to/from the mainland) on either public ferries or domestic flights, then you should check with the operator directly for any further detail in relation to requirements for travel.

If you test positive while in resort

If you test positive for COVID-19 while in Greece you must self-isolate for 5 days from the date of the positive test result. You may leave self-isolation after 5 days if you are no longer experiencing symptoms, otherwise you should continue to self-isolate.

Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to self-isolate in your current accommodation, or Greek authorities will ask you to self-isolate in a state provided quarantine hotel. The expense of the accommodation in quarantine hotels is covered by the Greek state. Local authorities will be able to offer further advice on self-isolation requirements.

If you do not self-isolate or quarantine when required you may be fined by the Hellenic Police. The fine could be as much as €5000. You should comply with any requirement to self-isolate or quarantine.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

Quarantine hotels

If you test positive for COVID-19 you may have to enter a quarantine hotel. The UK government will not cover mandatory quarantine costs for British nationals. In Greece, the Greek authorities will pay the cost of your quarantine.

EHIC or GHIC cards can not be used to cover any additional expenses you incur whilst staying in a quarantine hotel. Make sure you have access to funds to cover the costs or take out insurance, checking the policy has adequate cover.

If you have or are entitled to an EHIC or GHIC and you need medical treatment while staying at a quarantine hotel, the UK government will fund treatment as usual through the EHIC/GHIC scheme.

Remember to check countries you’re due to transit through as well as your destination.

The Information contained on this page is accurate to the best of our knowledge. It is provided as guidance only and is subject to review and change. Please check with official sources before booking and again regularly prior to travel, as information and requirements can change frequently and with little notice. Please visit the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office website at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice or visit gov.uk/travelaware for country-specific information.

Last updated: 07.06.2022 at 11:02