[update, July 13th, 2020]
As of Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 at 06.00 am (GMT+3), all travellers entering Greece for non-essential reasons through Promachonas border station, are obliged to present upon arrival a negative molecular test result (PCR) for COVID-19, performed up to 72 hours before their entry to Greece. Travellers should be laboratory tested with RT-PCR of an oropharyngeal or nasopharyngeal swab.
Only travellers who carry a certificate of a negative RT-PCR test result will be allowed by the border authorities to enter the country. The certificates should be written in English and bear the name and passport/national ID number of the traveller.
The Laboratories that perform the RT-PCR testing should be:
- National Reference laboratories
- National Public Health Laboratories or
- Private laboratories which are accredited from the respective national accreditation authorities (not necessarily specifically for COVID-19).
Certificates that do not fulfil the above criteria will not be accepted. Certificate forgery is punished by Greek Law.
Travellers will still have to complete and submit their PLF form and may be subject to random testing upon arrival to the Greek border.
In order for these changes to be implemented, the PLF system will not be available for travel through Promachonas until Tuesday, 00:01 hours. Travellers who had already issued their PLF forms will still be able to cross the Promachonas border crossing, but travellers without a PLF form will not be allowed to enter and should reschedule their trip for Wednesday, July 15th.
The other land border stations remain closed for non-essential travel.