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Greek Promachonas and Nymphaea Road Borders Now Open to Travelers

Greek National Public Health Organization’s (EODY) crew is conducting COVID-19 tests to travelers at the Promahonas checkpoint. Archive photo: @EODY

Travelers can now enter Greece through the road border points at Promachonas and Nymphaea, after a relevant ministerial decision went into effect on Monday allowing post-Covid-19 movement.

More specifically, road travelers to Greece through the two border check points will be granted admission into the country provided they present a negative PCR test result taken 72 hours before arrival. They will also be required to undergo rapid testing at the border. Vaccinated visitors will also be allowed entry as long as they provide proof.

Additionally, inbound travelers from EU states, the US, UK, Serbia, the United Arab Emirates, and Israel will be subject to the same rules at both border points.

All incoming travelers to Greece by air or land are also required to complete the mandatory PLF (Passenger Locator Form) here

According to the government decision, private cars can enter daily between 7am and 11pm. During those same hours National Public Health Organization (EODY) crews will be carrying out rapid tests on all incoming travelers at the Promachonas and Nymphaea borders.

“The measures will facilitate the safe movement of those who want to enter our country… it’s a crash test for the next period and until May 14, when the full opening of tourism is expected,” Eastern Macedonia & Thrace Region Deputy Governor for Tourism Thanassis Tsonis told the press.

He went on to add that the pilot opening of the Nymphaea border is aimed at providing weekly data that can be assessed before the country opens fully to tourists. 

It should be noted that the majority of travelers from Balkan countries enter Greece via road.

On an official visit to Serbia last month, Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said the border point crossing at Evzoni, a major gateway to Greece, should be open in May.

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