Protocol for Arrivals in Greece
[Updated, April 19th, 2021]
Before departure, the traveller must ensure that he/she has some kind of certification of his health condition. The alternatives for that are as follows:
- PCR test from a laboratory, maximum 72 hours before entry.
- Vaccination certificate issued by an appropriate authority.
All certificates must include the critical information in English and the full name must match with that of the passport or other travel document.
The Passenger Locator Form (PLF) is a key element in the planning. All travellers are obliged to complete their PLF at least 24 hours before entering the country, providing detailed information on their point of departure, the duration of previous stays in other countries, and the address of your stay while in Greece.
Land border arrivals from Bulgaria are allowed through Promachonas & Nymfaio border stations. Entry from other border stations with Bulgaria is allowed for essential travel. With regards to Albania, North Macedonia and Turkey entry are allowed for essential travel. All travellers entering the Promachonas & Nymfaio border stations are obliged to submit a negative molecular test which has been contacted at least 72 hours before their arrival or a certificate of vaccination.
Vaccination certificates with vaccines Sputnik, Sinovac, etc., which have not been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) also exempt visitors from the obligation of a negative PCR test. For the list of acceptable vaccines, see here: Pfizer BioNtech, Moderna, Astra Zeneca/Oxford, Novavax, Johnson + Johnson/Janssen, Sinovac Biotech, Gamaleya (Sputnik), Cansino Biologics, Sinopharm.
You can find the form in English, German and French here.
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