Greece Easing Travel Curbs

Greece Easing Travel Curbs

Greece is set to remove its pre-travel testing requirement for travellers. 

Greece is easing travel restrictions for European Union citizens as the first step in its plan to open its critical tourism sector for the key summer period on 1 March. 

The decision to remove the testing requirement hopes to kickstart a much-needed influx of tourism to its islands, and is aiming to woo foreign travellers for its summer travel season much earlier than usual.

“Our country is taking all necessary preparatory steps this year to welcome our visitors for the summer season, earlier than ever before, as of March 1,”

Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias

Entry to Greece

At present, travellers must present a negative antigen test result within 24 hours of flying, or a PCR test result no older than 72 hours prior to flying, a rule that currently applies to all travellers over the age of five years old. 

This entry requirement is similar to many other countries around the world  However, this is about to change for Greece.

From February 7th, all travellers with a valid EU Digital Covid Certificate will no longer need to present a negative test result in order to be able to enter.

Travellers without an EU Digital Covid Certificate must present a PCR test result performed up to 72 hours before the scheduled arrival or a negative Rapid Antigen test result performed up to 24 hours before the scheduled arrival, regardless of vaccination status.

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