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Shipping Minister: No Covid-19 Tests Needed for Vaccinated Ferry Passengers

This article has been updated with the link for submitting the pre–boarding health form online.

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Vaccinated travelers using ferries to visit the Greek islands will not be required to take Covid-19 tests before boarding, announced Greece’s Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis on Wednesday.

Plakiotakis went on to add that (from June 3) passengers can now fill out the special pre-boarding health form online, which will ensure faster and smoother boarding times.

The health form indicates among other personal information, PCR results of tests taken 72 hours ahead of travel; rapid test or self-test results conducted 24 hours before travel; or completed Covid-19 vaccination (both doses).

Speaking on public broadcaster ERT TV on Wednesday, Plakiotakis said that all travelers should before boarding present either a vaccination certificate or a negative rapid or PCR test result as well as the completed health form which may be filled in online (printed forms are also accepted).

Travel in Greece by Ferry: The Rules  

– The special health form is available for download and print in Greek here and in English here. Or it can be submitted online here.

Travelers will also have to present either:

– a vaccination certificate of both doses (where applicable) completed

– a negative PCR test result conducted 72 hours ahead of travel

– a negative self-test or rapid test carried out 24 hours before travel.

Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis

Plakiotakis confirmed on ERT that those who are vaccinated will not be required to test.

He added that ferries will be operating on reduced capacity (85 percent for ships with cabins and 80 percent for those without).

Port Authority officials will be carrying out regular inspections on board and at ports to ensure the implementation of health protocols and adherence to regulations.

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  1. Raymond Mangion Reply

    Is that only Greek vaccine certificate or any European Union country vaccine certificate accepted on board ferries?

  2. Fred Smith Reply

    the “Special Health Form” link is not working

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