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Travelers to Greece from Malta Must Have Negative Covid-19 Test

Photo source: Malta International Airport

Photo source: Malta International Airport

All travelers entering Greece from an airport of Malta as of Wednesday, August 12, will be obliged to present a negative molecular test result (PCR) for coronavirus (Covid-19) upon arrival, according to a decision of Greek Deputy Minister of Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias.

The test must be performed up to 72 hours before travelers enter Greece.

The decision was announced on Friday, following a health committee recommendation, to limit the further spread of the coronavirus in Greece.

According to the aviation directive (NOTAM) issued by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA), the measure will be in force until Saturday, August 15 (midnight).

The negative molecular test result (PCR) for coronavirus must be from a certified diagnostic center and in English when presented to Greek control authorities. The test result must include passport or ID details of travelers.

It is noted that airlines must check whether passengers have a negative Covid-19 test before the flight. If not, passengers should not be allowed to board. Airlines that do not comply with this obligation will be responsible for the repatriation of passengers at their own expense.

It is reminded that all travelers to Greece are still obliged to complete the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) 24 hours before entering the country.

For further information on traveling to Greece in the post-Covid-19 era, press here and/or here.

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  1. Stephen Cronin Reply

    On the subject of screening, you have failed to publish the fact that Greek authorities now want all private pleasure craft to carry an Infrared digital thermometer and a Pulse Oximeter to take and record daily temperature and blood oxygenation for all crew members. This has been extended from the previous requirement which was only for charter craft.

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