What you need to know if you are planning a holiday in Greece from June 16 to June 30.
As of June 15, at 12:00, the borders of Greece have reopened to European citizens. Between June 15 and June 30, there are several travel restrictions imposed by the Greek state.
Random entry testing in Greece
Passengers traveling to Greece are classified according to their origin into 2 distinct groups, as follows:
GROUP A: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland.
GROUP B: Albania, Belgium, France, Italy, Northern Macedonia, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, other non-EU countries.
Below you will also find details about the 2 groups, in order to better understand why the Greek authorities have chosen to classify them as follows:
- passengers, flying to the International Airport Athena, originating from GROUP A, will be subject Covid-19 randomized testing upon their arrival. Including, Romanian citizens will be tested randomly.
- passengers, arriving at the International Airport Athena, originating from GROUP B, either by direct flight or through a country included in Group A, will be subjected to 100% Covid-19 testing upon their arrival.
- Passengers arriving at Thessaloniki Airport will be subjected to 100% Covid-19 testing upon arrival.
Until June 30, only the airports in Athens and Thessaloniki are open to international air traffic. And it should be noted that the same rule applies to border points with Bulgaria, the only ones open at the moment.
Upon entering Greece, fill in a form
All passengers will receive a form at customs, check-in or on board which they must complete and provide to the authorities upon entry into Greece. Tested passengers must self-isolate at the address they will declare for 24 hours until the test result is available. If the test is negative, they can continue their vacation in Greece. If the test is positive, they will be obliged to stay in quarantine, for 14 days, in a location provided by the Greek state.
Furthermore, Greece extended flight restrictions to / from the United Kingdom and Turkey until 29 June 2020.