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NOTAM of entry to Greece until May 24, 2021 and visiting the islands

The Civil Aviation Authority is announcing new aviation instructions for foreign passengers to limit the spread of COVID-19.

From May 14 to May 24, 2021 until 06:00 in the morning, this measure prohibits entry to citizens of third countries (does not apply to citizens of the Member States of the European Union (EU) and the Schengen Agreement).

In particular, the aviation directive provides for:

*Prohibition of entry into the country of citizens of third countries, except for the countries of the European Union and the Schengen Agreement. The directive also excludes passengers residing in the following 21 countries: Australia, North Macedonia, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, United Kingdom, Israel, Canada, Belarus, Bahrain, New Zealand, South Korea, Qatar, China, Kuwait, Ukraine, Rwanda, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Thailand.

*All travelers, regardless of nationality, before arriving in Greece, fill out the PLF (Passenger Locator Form) electronic form at https://travel.gov.gr, indicating their contact information in Greece.

*To enter Greece, you must: a) be vaccinated against the coronavirus COVID-19 at least 14 (fourteen) days before travel and provide a certificate of vaccination in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Russian, which was issued by government authorities.  The vaccination certificate must include the name and surname of the person indicated on the passport, the type of vaccine administered, the number of doses and the date of administration, or (b) the results of laboratory tests for COVID-19 coronavirus by PCR were negative in the last 72 hours before arrival in Greece, or c) Alternatively, travelers to Greece must provide a certificate of past illness, valid for two (2) to nine (9) months from the date of illness, issued by a government authority.

*The prerequisites (vaccine, negative test or sickness certificate) to enter Greece are valid for travelers five years and older.

*Upon arrival, it is possible to randomly test passengers in accordance with the procedure provided in the Passenger Search Form (PLF). In case of a positive test result, a mandatory 14-day quarantine comes into force.

Travel to the islands of Greece

For foreigners from abroad, the following instructions must be followed to visit the Greek Islands:

a) be vaccinated against COVID-19 coronavirus in at least fourteen (14) days and provide a certificate of vaccination in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian, issued by a government authority in accordance with relevant legislation. The vaccination certificate includes the person’s first and last name, the type of vaccine and the number of doses.

b) were diagnosed negatively by laboratory testing for coronavirus COVID-19 using a PCR test within the last seventy two (72) hours prior to the scheduled travel time to the islands

c) were diagnosed negatively using a rapid test within the last twenty-four (24) hours prior to the scheduled travel time to the islands.

d) had a negative diagnosis as a result of a self-test within 24 (twenty four) hours before the scheduled time of travel to the islands, and this is confirmed by the corresponding certificate on paper. Confirmation of the result will be carried out by declaring the self-test result for COVID-19, the form for filling out which is posted on the page https://self-testing.gov.gr/covid19-self-test-print .pdf in Greek and English.

e) present a certificate of previous illness COVID-19, valid from two to nine months from the date of illness.

The above obligations also apply to minors aged five and over.

A negative diagnosis of the PCR test and the express test is confirmed by the presentation of the corresponding certificate in paper or electronic form.