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UK Nationals Added to List of non-EU Citizens Allowed into Greece

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The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) on Saturday updated the temporary ban on entry into Greece from outside the European Union, adding the United Kingdom to a list of countries exempt from the restriction.

The update follows the UK’s exit from the EU as of January 1, as the country is now considered a former member state.

According to the HCAA’s revised aviation directive (NOTAM), only citizens of the following nine countries are allowed to enter Greece: Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Singapore and the UK.

The aviation directive, which has been issued as part of the preventive measures taken to limit the further spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19), will be in force until January 7, 2021 (midnight).

The submission of the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) by all passengers of international flights to Greece remains mandatory.

Travelers from abroad also have to submit a negative Covid-19 test result (PCR) performed up to 72 hours before arrival

Quarantine rules

Photo source: Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA)

Photo source: Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA)

The HCAA reminds that all passengers entering Greece on flights from any foreign country (including EU member states), until January 7, must self-isolate either at their home (for permanent residents) or at the place of temporary residence declared on the PLF, for three days.

10-day quarantine for UK arrivals

However, all travelers arriving to Greece from the UK must immediately take a rapid Covid-19 test and then self-isolate for 10 days either at their home (for permanent residents) or at the place of temporary residence declared on the PLF.

After the tenth day of quarantine, UK passengers will be obliged to take a new PCR test. If the test is negative the quarantine ends.

All rules will be in force until January 7.

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  1. Naibas Reply

    are Canadian nationals arriving from the Uk allowed entry to Greece?

  2. Lin Reply

    Is the 10 day quarantine for UK citizens reduced to 3 days after midnight tonight 07/01/2021 or is it extended?

    • GTP editing team Reply

      An update on this should be released soon by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA).
      We will keep you posted!

  3. Aleksandar Reply

    Hahaha. OK, thanks Greece, we’ll remember this. Cheers, a Balkan country national

  4. Wayne Patrick Reply

    Very good news in medium term, this should ease entry to Greece for all of us lovers of Greece who are hoping to visit this year

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