UPDATED: Entering the Greek Land Borders
[Latest update: April 19th, 2021]
Land borders have reopened only to visitors from Bulgaria (Promachonas & Nymfaio border stations), whereas crossing the borders from Albania, North Macedonia and Turkey are allowed only for a compelling reason.
As of April, 19th all travellers entering Greece for non-essential reasons through Promachonas & Nymfaio border stations, 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 or certification of vaccination.
Only travellers who carry a certificate of a negative RT-PCR test result or vaccination certificate 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.
All visitors entering Greece will be required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form (PLF), at least 24 hours before they arrive, whether by air, sea or land. In this form, travellers will fill in information about their departure location, the address of their destination, their expected stay in Greece, and other details that may be required.
For more info, see here.
Every traveller who arrives in Greece, regardless of the certificate he carries, may undergo a random health check. If selected, the check is mandatory. Otherwise, we reserve the right to refuse entry into the country. The selection is made through a targeted sampling system, based on the EVA system used in the summer of 2020.