IMPORTANT NOTICE – UPDATE:
The quarantine time for travelers arriving to Greece from abroad between December 18 and January 7, 2021, has been reduced from 10 to 3 days, according to an announcement made by Government Spokesperson Stelios Petsas on December 11.
All travelers arriving to Greece from abroad between Friday, December 18 and Thursday, January 7, 2021, will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.
Speaking during a media briefing on Monday, Greek Government Spokesperson Stelios Petsas announced that the government decided to extend the current lockdown measures through to the first week in January 2021 to combat the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19).
With regard to international travel, Petsas said that all entering Greece from countries abroad between Friday, December 18 and Thursday, January 7, 2021, will be obliged to:
– submit a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) and a negative Covid-19 test result (PCR) performed up to 72 hours before arrival
– take a rapid Covid-19 test upon entry
– enter a 10-day preventive quarantine.
It is reminded that authorities on Friday announced that travelers who test positive for Covid-19 at Greece’s land borders will be denied entrance to the country.
Traveling out of home prefectures is banned
Moreover, Petsas said that traveling between Greek prefectures (domestic travel) will not be allowed until 6am on January 7, 2021.
Movement in the country
Greece’s night curfew from 9 pm to 5 am will remain in place and outside movement in Greece will continue to be allowed only for specific reasons and by sending an SMS to the five-digit mobile phone service 13033.
The government’s spokesperson noted that one month after Greece entered its second nationwide lockdown, the pressure on the country’s health system remains high, despite the fewer Covid-19 cases in recent days and that the improvement of epidemiological data is proceeding slower than expected.