The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) on Thursday announced that all travelers to Greece can submit the mandatory Passenger Locator Form (PLF) any time before the departure of their flight – and not strictly 24 hours before, as was the case until now.
It is reminded that all travellers must complete their PLF before entering Greece, providing detailed information on their point of departure, the duration of previous stays in other countries, and the address of their stay while in Greece. One PLF should be submitted per family.
After submitting their PLF form, each traveller will receive a personal QR code via email (the QR code will be provided in a link in the email), which must be presented, either via mobile phone or printed, upon their arrival in Greece’s airports.
The PLF can be found here.
It is noted that submitting the PLF is mandatory and must be filled out by all travelers, regardless of their nationality.
Other documents needed to enter Greece
Passengers from abroad must also have one of the following to enter Greece:
1. a vaccination certificate, stating that 14 days have passed since full vaccination for Covid-19.
2. a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours before travel or a negative rapid antigen test performed within 48 hours before travel.
3. recovery certificate. Travelers can present a medical/recovery certificate issued thirty days after they first tested positive for Covid-19 (the certificate is valid for entry to Greece 180 days after its issue date).
4. an EU Digital COVID Certificate in digital or print form which will contain information on whether passengers have been vaccinated against Covid-19 or have a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours before travel or a negative rapid test performed within 48 hours before travel or have recovered from the virus.
Every traveler who arrives in Greece, regardless of the certificate in their possession, may undergo a random health screening (depending on the data provided on the PLF forms).
For updated and detailed information on the travel rules for passengers coming from abroad and restrictions for all international flights, press here.
The HCAA’s aviation directives are part of the Greek government’s efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country.