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Santorini

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

At a glance

TRAFFIC LIGHT STATUS: Amber

Available to book, open soon

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Proof of vaccination:

TBC

Test pre-travel:

YES

Form pre-travel:

YES

Test on arrival:

YES

Screening on arrival:

YES

Quarantine on arrival:

NO

Test during stay:

NO

RETURN REQUIREMENTS

Test pre-return travel:

YES

Test on return:

YES

Quarantine on return:

YES

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Proof of vaccination: This requirement is yet to be confirmed by the destination.
Test pre-travel: PCR Test
PCR Test locations: https://covidtraveladvice.kuoni.co.uk/pcr-test-locations
Test time:
All tourists must present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 on arrival. The test and negative PCR certificate must be issued no more than 3 days (72 hours) prior to departure.
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: Traveller Health Declaration must be completed 24 hours prior to arrival.
Traveller Health Declaration: https://travel.gov.gr/#/
RETURN REQUIREMENTS
Test pre-return travel:

On your return a negative test must be taken in the 3 days (72 hours) before you depart to the UK. You will be required to show your test results before you board the return flight home.

The test must meet the performance standards of above 97% specificity and above 80% sensitivity at viral loads above 100,000 copies\ml. The test can be a PCR test, a LAMP test or an antigen test, such as a test from a lateral flow device as long as they meet the performance standards

Test on return:

You will be required to take a test on your return back to England, Scotland or Wales.  The details of which will vary as below, depending on the classification of the country you are arriving from.

 

Green list countries

If you are arriving into England, Scotland or Wales from a country that is on the green list then you will be required to undergo a further COVID-19 PCR test at your own expense on or before day 2 of your return into the country.

 

Green watch list countries

If you are arriving into England, Scotland or Wales from a country that is currently on the green watch list, then you will be required to undergo a further COVID-19 PCR test at your own expense on or before day 2 of your return into the country.  Please remember that countries on the green watch list are able to move to the Amber or red lists.  Therefore should the country you are travelling from move before arrival, you will need to follow the guidance below, depending on the new category.

 

Amber list countries

if you are arriving into England, Scotland or Wales from a country that is on the Amber list then alongside your self-isolation period at home, you will be required to undergo 2 further COVID-19 PCR tests at your own expense on your return into the country.  These tests will need to be taken on or before day 2 and on day 8 of your 10 day isolation period.  You may also able to take advantage of the test to release scheme which will allow for a PCR test to be taken on day 5 to release you from isolation.  

 

Red list countries

If you are arriving into England, Scotland or Wales from a country that is on the red list then you will need to ensure you have booked yourself into government approved hotel quarantine for a 10 day period.  You will be required to undergo 2 further COVID-19 PCR tests at your own expense on your return to the country in your quarantine hotel.  These tests will need to be taken on or before day 2 and on day 8 of your 10 day quarantine period.

 

There are currently different regulations for Northern Ireland and at present, international leisure travel is not permitted.

Quarantine on return:

A suspension of all Travel Corridors for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland is in place from 4am 18 January until at least the 17th May 2021.  During this time, you are unable to travel internationally.

From the 17th May 2021, the following guidance is in place for quarantine requirements for arrivals into England, Scotland and Wales only.

 

Green list countries

If you are arriving into England, Scotland or Wales from a country that is on the Green list, then you are not required to quarantine or self-isolate at your home on return.  You will need to follow the testing guidance as above.

 

Green watch list countries

If you are arriving into England, Scotland or Wales from a country that is on the Green watch list, then you are not required to quarantine or self-isolate at your home on your return.  You will need to follow the testing guidance as above.  Please remember that countries on the green watch list are able to move to the Amber or Red lists.  Therefore, should the country you are travelling from move before your arrival into England or Scotland,  you will need to follow the guidance below, depending on the new category.

 

Amber list countries

if you are arriving into England, Scotland or Wales from a country that is on the Amber list, then you will be required to complete a self-isolation period in your own home for a period of 10 days.  You will also need to follow the testing guidance as above.  You are able to reduce the time in self-isolation should you wish by taking advantage of the test to release scheme.

 

Red list countries

If you are arriving into England, Scotland or Wales from a country that is on the Red list, then you will be required to book yourself into a government approved hotel quarantine for a 10 day period.  This must be booked before you travel to the country.  You will also need to follow the testing guidance as above.  The cost of the hotel quarantine is to be covered by the traveller.

 

There are currently difference guidelines for arrivals Into Northern Ireland.  At present International leisure travel is not permitted. 

FURTHER INFORMATION
Foreign Office Advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece
Local regulations:

Face masks should be worn in all outdoor and indoor public spaces.  Social distancing is also practised in the destination.

 

Both essential and non-essential shops are open, however their opening times may differ from what we are used to.  You should check with the reception of your hotel who will be able to provide guidance.

 

Restaurants are open, however at present you are only able to dine outside.  All customers will be seated and tables will be set to confirm to social distancing guidelines.  Bars may be open, depending on the size and location.

 

Discos and other entertainment venues are currently closed.

There is a curfew in place from 0030 to 0500 each day.  You should not be outside of your accommodation during these hours, unless it is for an emergency reason.

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: 14.05.2021 at 15:13