Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis on Friday presented details on Greece’s gradual opening to tourism as of Monday, June 15.
During a joint media briefing with Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias, Theoharis provided information on travel to Greece by air, land and sea, in the post-Covid-19 period, from June 15 and from July 1 onwards.
According to the minister, from June 15 until June 30, Greece will follow the European Commission’s proposal and extend the temporary restriction on non-essential travel from non-EU countries.
Arrivals by air (between June 15-30)
Athens International Airport
• The travel ban on flights from Italy, Spain and the Netherlands will be lifted.
• Only essential travel from from Albania and Northern Macedonia will be allowed.
• The travel ban on flights from the United Kingdom and Turkey will be maintained (regardless of the EASA affected area list).
Thessaloniki Airport “Makedonia”
From June 15, all flights are allowed except those from Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, the UK, Turkey, Albania, Northern Macedonia.
Arrivals by sea (between June 15-30)
• Ships from abroad are prohibited from entering Greek ports.
• Pleasure boats (leisure or professional) are allowed in Greek ports but only with crew on board.
Arrivals by road (between June 15-30)
• Greece’s land borders with Turkey, Albania and Northern Macedonia will remain closed (except for absolutely necessary business travel).
• Greece’s border with Bulgaria will be open.
Travel to Greece as of July 1
International arrivals by air
• All airports in Greece will be accepting flights from abroad.
• Coordination of the European Commission’s proposal for the list of non-EU countries for which restrictions will continue to exist.
International arrivals by road
• Restrictions of arrivals from Albania and Northern Macedonia will be lifted.
• Restrictions from Turkey will be reviewed by June 30. Announcements will be made.
International arrivals by sea
• All ships coming from abroad are allowed in Greek ports.
Preventive measures against Covid-19
Between June 15-30
• Arrivals to Athens and Thessaloniki from airports not on the EASA affected area list will be subject to sample testing. Travelers that are tested will be recommended to self-isolate to a hotel of choice until the test results are issued. If travelers test positive, they will be moved to a quarantine hotel and under supervision for 14 days.
• All arrivals to Athens and Thessaloniki from Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and all airports on the EASA affected area list, will be tested. An overnight stay at a hotel of choice is required. If travelers test positive, they will be moved to a quarantine hotel and under supervision for 14 days (also applies for arrivals from Albania and Northern Macedonia).
From July 1
• All travelers to Greece (from all countries) will complete upon arrival (or before boarding their flight) a special electronic form PLF (Passenger load factor) and provide their contact details in Greece. The PLF form will be available online and also via mobile app.
• Inbound travelers to Greece will undergo sample tests.
• Travelers that test positive will be moved to a quarantine hotel and be under supervision for 14 days.
* Please note: Restrictions, testing requirements, and mandatory quarantine measures are reported and updated based on official information provided to GTP Headlines by health and government authorities, and are subject to change depending on how successful Covid-19 management/infection rates reported at airports of origin and according to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) guidelines.