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Greece’s Covid-19 Rules for Domestic Travel to Change for the Unvaccinated

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Unvaccinated people in Greece from next week will need a negative Covid-19 rapid antigen test result in order to travel between regions.

The rule, which will be in force until March 31, 2022, is among the series of measures announced by the Greek government to stop the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) and to protect the public health system.

With regard to domestic travel (movement between regions), from September 13, anyone unvaccinated (age 12 and over) that wants to travel by plane, ferry, bus, or train will need to have a negative rapid antigen test as required documentation. The test must be performed within 48 hours before the time of travel. Travelers will have to upload their test results to the government’s website to issue a certificate which they will have to print out (or save to their phone) and show when requested.

Only minors up to 12 years old (with date of birth before June 30, 2009) can travel with a negative self test result (that will have to be uploaded on the government’s website).

Unvaccinated travelers should know that only tests conducted at private health centers will be accepted. From September 13, unvaccinated individuals will not be allowed to get tested for Covid-19 by the mobile health teams of EODY that carry out free rapid tests to citizens.

Negative test result by using rapid test device for COVID-19. Photo: Shutterstock 1656883729

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A negative Covid-19 rapid antigen test result (performed within 48 hours before the time of travel) will be needed for going to and coming from destinations.

The measure will be strictly in force for unvaccinated people traveling domestic by plane, boat, bus, or train. Unvaccinated travelers moving in private cars will not need to have any from of documentation when traveling between regions.

More details are expected to be announced shortly before September 13.

Vaccinated individuals or people that have recovered from the coronavirus will need to have proof of vaccination (certificate) or prior infection (initial positive PCR test result or recovery certificate) with them when traveling domestic by plane, boat, bus, or train.

It is reminded that a number of new measures for admission to indoor spaces including restaurants and bars in Greece will also go into effect on September 13.

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  1. Storm Reply

    Why not go full Monty and put a yellow star on the sleeves of those unvaccinated? This is sick…..

  2. A.Hoogendoorn Reply

    And what are the costs for these tests?

  3. Mark+brealey Reply

    So as a fully vaccinated British person I will not need a test for an internal flight to Athens. However I will still need a test to fly back into the UK. Even though I am fully vaccinated. And another test. The full PCR 2 days after return.

  4. R Ferguson Reply

    The Chinese must love Greece making them a fortune with them suppling test kits.

    • Sharron Reply

      yes and while the Greeks boast about having great tourism figures almost as good as 2019, they are moaning about an uptick in the number of cases and cracking down hard on everyone, Greek or foreign. Uh, join the dots?

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