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Updated on October 16th
Updated on October 16th
For information on traveling to Greece in the post-Covid-19 era, press here.
For all passengers arriving to Greece:
Restrictions to specific groups:
We wish to remind our travelers to check the latest travel requirements applicable to your destination country, as well as your point of origin, as you prepare for your travel. Before your trip, please take the following three (3) ACTIONS:
According to the latest decision published, the below restrictions for the region of Athens will run until October 12th.
Local Restrictions in Athens—Authorities have announced a series of restrictive measures in the Attica region, effective September 21. These include prohibition of public or private gatherings of more than nine people; suspension of concerts, cinemas, live music venues, and nightclubs; a limit of 20 attendees at weddings and funerals; mandatory use of masks in all indoor workspaces, public or private, as well as all outdoor areas where it is not possible to maintain a distance of 1.5 meters between individuals; limits of six people per table in restaurants and cafes; staggered arrival hours in the civil sector to prevent congestion in mass transportation; and a requirement for 40 percent of employees in both the public and private sector to work from home.
Important note: Athens International Airport (AIA) has announced that it will offer coronavirus (Covid-19) testing, upon request, to the traveling public. According to an announcement by AIA, arriving or departing passengers and any employee of the airport can get a diagnostic molecular test (rRT-PCR), daily from 7am to 11pm, at facilities that will be set up at the Arrivals Level, between entrances 2 & 3.
Travelers out of Greece will be required to self-isolate for a given period after several European countries revised their travel restrictions due to a surge in Covid-19 infections this month. Please find at this link the list of designated clinics in Greece that offer Covid-19 RNA test service.
Please note that many of the countries within Europe and require to fill in and electronically submit a compulsory Form (PLF ) 24 hours before departure. Please find below the travel restrictions and the relevant forms. For more details about each destination please use this IATA link here to get the latest travel restrictions / updates from IATA (Regulations Map*) or this link from the European Union.
Following recent announcements by the Greek Government, entrance is allowed to passengers:
Entry to Albania is allowed to all passengers as per the general entry requirements for Albania (passport and VISA restrictions).
Entry to Austria is allowed to: Passengers who are citizens or habitual residents and departing from Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Vatican.
Passengers not listed above, who have stayed/lived during the last 14 days in a country other than the above, then they need:
Either a medical certificate, confirming that the molecular biological test for COVID-19 is negative and that is not older than 4 days or A written declaration of Self – Isolation for 14 Days. (Download here).
Passengers who are unable to produce a medical certificate or the written declaration, can be refused entry or further measures must be taken in accordance with the 1950 epidemic act.
Entry to Belgium is allowed to:
All passengers travelling to Belgium by air will have to fill in an electronic Passenger Locator Form (PLF) (https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/) beforehand, regardless of their departure point and nationality. Only persons who are technically unable to fill in the electronic form will still be allowed to use the paper form.
Passengers failing to comply with this obligation or providing misleading or incomplete information can be denied access to the Belgian territory and fined. Passengers failing to comply, will be denied boarding.
For passengers who traveling under the: Aliens Travel Document issued by the Hellenic government and refuge travel document issued by the Hellenic Government are required by the BELGIUM AUTHORITIES to have an essential reason of travel. Passengers without a valid essential reason to travel may not be accepted on the flight.
Below find the official travel documents that passengers need to have in order to travel:
Aliens Travel Document - Green color - issued to persons under subsidiary protection or on humanitarian grounds.
Aliens Travel Document - White color - issued to asylum seekers (in case of absolute need).
Travel document (Refugees, Geneva Convention of 28 July 1951)
Travel document (Stateless persons, NY Convention of 28 September 1954)
Entry to Bulgaria is allowed to:
All passports and national ID cards issued to nationals of Bulgaria and which have expired on 13 March 2020 or later, are considered valid with a prolongation of 6 months. This is due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.
Upon arrival in Bulgaria, each passenger should complete the “Declaration” Form and present the form to the arrival authorities. This form will be provided to passengers by cabin crew.
The Republic of Cyprus accepts flights, from all countries as of 9th June 2020, but with different conditions regarding the required documents.
Countries will be categorized as Category A, Category B and Category C:
Category A Countries
Canada, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Korea, Thailand.
Category B Countries
Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City.
Category C Countries
All other countries not listed above.
Test can be performed upon entry to Cyprus, on passengers’ expenses, only for persons, where the authorities of these countries, duly substantiated and following an announcement by the Ministry of Health, are not in a position to offer COVID-19 testing to those wishing to travel to Cyprus.
Passengers arriving from Italy, will have the option to do the COVID-19 test upon arrival, on their own cost.
All passengers must be in the possession of the “Cyprus Flight Pass” through the Electronic Web Platform.
It is compulsory for all individuals on international flights to complete the required documents electronically on the online platform https://www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy at least 24hrs before the flight.
In case the Official Authorities of Cyprus have announced on the above website that the platform is not working due to technical reasons, and the passengers have a screenshot of this as a proof of their unsuccessful trial to fill in the Flight pass, they will be given a print form to fill at the gate before boarding. In case passengers are not in a possession or cannot prove that the system was not responsive at the time of the check-in (screenshot of the above proof) or they do have the above proof but deny to fill in the print Flight Pass before boarding, should not be accepted on the flight.
Passengers starting their journey from a Category A country, transiting in Greece (category B) and arriving in Cyprus, will be considered as passengers from Category A, therefore no COVID-19 test is required.
Until further notice, entry to Czech Republic is allowed to:
No quarantine restriction for passengers arriving from above mentioned countries.
More info here.
Until further notice, entry to Denmark is allowed to passengers arriving from the “Open Countries List” found here.
Other persons wishing to enter Denmark can expect to be rejected at the Danish borders, unless they have a worthy purpose for entering Denmark.
Special exemptions apply to Scandinavian countries and Germany.
Please, if you are travelling to Denmark, read carefully the info provided here.
As of 1st of September 2020 and until further notice, all Nationalities, including Egyptian nationality, will be prohibited to entry in all airports of the Arab Republic of Egypt without holding a printed negative PCR test, and must be issued not more than 72 hours prior to their departure flight to Egypt. The result of the test must be in hard copy format either in English or in Arabic.
Upon arrival in Egypt
As of 24/08/2020, entry to Finland is allowed to:
For all other nationals, accepted reasons for entry to Finland is only return traffic, work related and other essential traffic.
Self-quarantine is recommended for those arriving in Finland.
Internal border controls will be reinstated for traffic between Finland and Greece as of Monday 24/08/2020.
More info here.
Travel restrictions - requirements for flights to France:
Failing to comply on the above should result in a denial of boarding.
The relevant France government web page link can be found here.
Passengers entering Germany from abroad and have been in a risk area found here for 14 days prior to entry, generally, a 14-day quarantine is mandatory. Exceptions are possible in the case of a negative PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 for a maximum of 48 hours before entry or after entry.
For travel within Germany, the rules of the federal states apply, more can be found here. The Federal Foreign Office is currently advising against unnecessary tourist travel to all countries outside the EU, the Schengen area and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The rules of the Federal Ministry of Health of Germany for incoming passengers to Germany are available here.
As of 01/09/2020, only Nationals or permanent residents of Hungary and their family members are allowed to enter the country.
All individuals returning from abroad will have to be quarantined for 14 days or must conduct and present two (2) negative PCR tests in Hungary (2 days apart between them).
As of 21/09/2020, entry to Ireland is allowed to all passengers.
All passengers arriving to Ireland from countries other than Cyprus, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland are expected to self-isolate for 14 days on entry into the state. This applies to all passengers, regardless of which country they have travelled from or the country of citizenship (i.e. including Irish citizens).
There is no need for self-isolation if the passenger is:
Entrance at Israel up until 01/11/2020 is allowed to:
As of 16th of August, all passengers arriving or departing to/from Israel need to fill in the following ePLF:
Departing from Israel (English)
Arriving to Israel (English)
Departing from Israel (Hebrew)
Arriving to Israel (Hebrew)
All incoming passengers have to go through registration by the Ministry of Health:
Entry to Italy is allowed to all passengers. However, passengers who originate their trip, or have stayed, prior to Croatia, Greece, Malta or Spain are required to:
a. either hold proof of having undertaken in the 72 hours prior to the entry into the national territory, a molecular or antigen test, carried out through a swab, and having resulted in a negative outcome;
b. or undergo a molecular or antigen test, to be carried out by means of a swab, upon arrival at the airport, port or border point of entry, where possible, or within 48 hours of entering the national territory at the territorially competent health authority; while waiting to undergo the test at the local health authority of competence, above mentioned individuals are mandated to fiduciary isolation at their home or residence.
Passengers who originate or have stayed prior to their arrival to a Non E.U. country may be required to remain under quarantine in Italy.
All passengers entering Italy are required to download, print, fill and hand when asked the form found here.
Passengers travelling to Italy from any of the below mentioned Countries will no longer required to self-isolate for 14 days:
Passengers travelling from or stayed, within 14 days prior to travelling to Italy, in any Country other than those listed above, travel requirement on self-isolation for 14 days continue to apply. These passengers must present a completed Health and purpose of entry forms and communicate their entry to the Department of Prevention at Local health units (ASL) at the arrival.
Residence permits issued by Italy which have expired between 31 January and 31 July 2020, are considered valid until 31 August 2020.
Upon arrival in Italy: All Passengers will go through temperature checks upon arrival.
More info here.
Entry to Luxemburg is allowed to:
Upon arrival in Luxemburg no specific actions are needed.
Up until further notice, entry to Malta is allowed to:
Please note that passengers under the above-mentioned nationalities being or stayed within the last 14 days, in a country other than the above, may be refused entry.
All passengers need to download, print and complete the Public Health Travel declaration form from here.
Entry to Netherlands is allowed to:
Passengers returning to the Netherlands from Aruba, Bulgaria, Croatia, Regions of France , Malta, Monaco, Romania, Spain , Greek islands are strongly advised to self-quarantine for 10 days immediately after returning to the Netherlands
All passengers aged 13 years or older, is obligatory to print and have filled the Health Screening Form and Flyers 1 and 2, as it may be requested to present it.
Urgent advice of 14 days self-quarantine applies for all passengers from Montenegro, Republic of Serbia, Portugal regions Norte (Porto) and Vale do Tejo (Lisbon), Sweden and the UK.
Entry to Poland is allowed to passengers arriving from countries members from EFTA, EEA, EU and Switzerland.
Passengers from Sweden, Portugal and Luxemburg are not allowed.
Important Note: Passengers been or stayed within the last 14 days in a country other than the above may be requested to quarantine for 14 days.
Passenger Location Forms are still mandatory to all arriving passengers irrespectively country of arrival. Cards will be given to all passengers on board, and also must be collected and counted by crew.
More info here here
Entry to Portugal is allowed to:
All passengers need to fill a Passenger Locater Card which will be distributed to them on board by the Crew, which is again responsible to collect them and handed to respective authorities at the airport of Portugal.
Entry to Romania is allowed to:
a. Passengers with nationality from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
b. Passengers with a British passport.
c. Passengers - family members of nationals of Romania.
d. Passengers - family members of a national of an EEA Member State, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, with a residence in Romania.
e. Passengers with a long-stay visa or a residence permit issued by Romania.
f. Passengers moving for professional purposes, proven by a visa, residence permit or other equivalent document
g. passengers in transit, including those repatriated as a result of the granting of consular protection
h. Passengers travelling for imperative reasons (medical or family)
i. Persons in need of international or other humanitarian protection.
Flights from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, USA and United Kingdom are suspended.
Passengers must be isolated at home for 14 days, except from asymptomatic passengers arriving from the following countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Croatia, Switzerland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary.
There are no entry restrictions due to COVID-19, and all passenger can enter Serbia.
Entry to Spain is allowed to:
- Nationals and residents of Spain
- Passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom
- Passengers traveling for work purposes duly documented if arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland.
-Residents in the EU, in Schengen states, in Andorra, Monaco, Vatican and San Marino
-Holders of a Long-Term visa issued by a member of EU or Schengen state
Residency permits and "D" visas that expired after 14 December 2019 are accepted for entry. These documents are valid 6 months after the state of alarm has ended.
Entry will be denied until further notice to third country citizens except permanent residents of Spain and EU countries mentioned in this document.
All passengers departing from any airport located outside Spanish territory must complete a public health form through the internet site WWW.SPTH.GOB.ES. Once the form is completed, each passenger will obtain a code, which must be submitted upon arrival in Spain.
Also Health department staff, responsible to collect PLF, is performing temperature checks to all passengers before baggage reclaim.
Up until 31/08/2020 entry to Sweden is allowed to:
Entry to Switzerland is allowed to:
All passengers must fill a Swiss Contact Form which will be given and collected by cabin crew.
Entry to United Kingdom is allowed to all passengers.
It is mandatory for everyone entering UK to provide the electronic Passenger Locator Form from here ahead of their arrival. Upon completing the electronic form, individuals will be sent an electronic receipt, confirming that they have completed the declaration, and the specific details entered. Individuals who have failed to complete the electronic Passenger Locator Form may do so at the border. People can complete it within the last 48 hours before the arrival to the UK.
If you are travelling to UK It is highly important to read all the list of exemptions here and further guidance here.
Finally, you are advised to check here and here in order to find out the regulations that apply to the country you want to travel from/to.
Passengers arriving from Greece to Scotland will be required to self-isolate at home, or another specified address, for 14 days.
Passengers arriving from Greece and specifically from Crete, Lesvos, Mykonos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos and Zakynthos after 4 am, 9 September 2020, will need to self-isolate. More info here.
The protocols, currently available on the Diavgeia website, were designed based on the proposals of the Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO), Greece’s National Public Health Organization (EODY) and the Tourism Ministry. According to Greece’s new health protocols, professional and other conferences can be held in the form of hybrid events. A hybrid event is a tradeshow, conference, seminar, workshop or other meeting that combines a live in-person event with a virtual online component.
Furthermore, the following measures must be implemented:
* Please note: Restrictions, testing requirements, and mandatory quarantine measures are subject to change depending on how successful Covid-19 management/infection rates reported at airports of origin and according to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) guidelines.
PLEASE NOTE that every two (2) weeks the list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated. For latest travel updates for Greece please visit this link here.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com if you have any further questions about travelling to Greece.