Greek travel requirements – 2022

The rules regarding international travel have, in the recent past, changed at short notice.
We will keep this page up to date with any developments so that you always have the most recent information.
(These rules are regularly reviewed and are valid from until 4th April)

On 7th February 2022, Greece introduced some more relaxed travel requirements with a view to kick-starting it’s tourism economy. We have summarised the most important travel requirements below:

According to travel.gov.gr, visitors holding a valid EU Digital Covid Certificate in their name are no longer required to provide proof of a negative test prior to their arrival in Greece. Residents of 33 other countries (including the UK) don’t need to test prior to travel provided they can satisfy one of three criteria:

  1. Vaccination certificate following the completion of a ‘basic vaccination’ or ‘boosted vaccination’. A certificate for basic vaccination is deemed to be valid if 14 days have passed since the final dose and it is no longer than 9 months after the final dose. A certificate for a boosted vaccination is deemed to be valid if 14 days have elapsed since the final dose and currently have no expiry.
    The NHS COVID pass app is considered sufficient proof. If you cannot use the app, you can get a letter by calling 119, but do allow 5 days to receive this letter.
  2. Certificate of recovery from infection issued no less than 14 days after the first positive test. This is valid for 180 days.
  3. If you are unvaccinated, then you must provide a negative test – this can be one of 2 tests types. A PCR can be completed up to 72 hours before your scheduled arrival or a Rapid Antigen/Lateral Flow test completed no more than 24 hours before your scheduled arrival. According to http://travel.gov.grThe tests for Covid 19 (PCR or Rapid) must originate either by a public authority in accordance with the relevant legislation or from reference laboratories of the country of origin or transit, public or private, provided that these private laboratories have been certified by the competent national certification authority of the country. The test result must be in English language and must include the full name of the passenger as registered in the passport. Which means that your test should be completed by an approved lab and not done with a home test kit.

These requirements apply to everyone over 5 years old without exception.

***The requirement to complete a pre-travel PLF has been removed for all travellers.***

Regardless of vaccination status, there will still be the possibility of random testing upon arrival in Greece. A positive test will result in a minimum of a 5 day mandatory quarantine.


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