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COVID-19 UPDATES

Get the latest travel measures for Greece in a snapshot. 
Designed by Eclectic Greece for its valued clients around the world.

Updated on January 14th 2022

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Travel to Greece January 2022

Travel Measures for Entering & Departing from Greece 
Countries that are ALLOWED TO VISIT GREECE:

Following recent announcements by the Greek Government, entrance is allowed to passengers:

  • With nationality from EU countries and members of their family
  • With nationality from Schengen countries and members of their family
  • Who are permanent residents of Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia And Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Chinese Taipei, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Sultanate Of Oman, The Russian Federation, The United Arab Emirates, The United Kingdom, The United States Of America, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay and The Vatican.
  • Healthcare professionals and health researchers designated to support the Hellenic national healthcare system. 
  • Third-country citizens who are long-term residents or long-term visa holders of an EU or Schengen member state. 
  • Third country government members, diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their duties
  • Passengers in transit
  • Aircraft flight crew
  • Non-EU or non-Schengen citizens travelling for imperative family or business reasons provided that the relevant authorization has been obtained by the Hellenic consulate.

Important note:
There is currently no quarantine requirement for entering Greece.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) for traveling to GREECE

Please note: For clarifications on entrance to Greece, travelers can find further information here.

How traveling to Greece will be?

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis on February 16th clarified that Greece this year will be open to all visitors from MAY 14th holding either a negative molecular Covid-19 test or a vaccination certificate when entering the country. The idea behind travelers holding vaccination certificates is for them to be able to move freely within European countries, without restrictions such as being obliged to undergo Covid-19 testing. On the other hand, unvaccinated citizens will be obliged to present a negative PCR test or antigen test at border points (and possibly undergo quarantine depending on a country’s rules). Read full article here.

Please note that the bilateral agreements between Greece and Israel, and Cyprus and Israel will enable restriction-free admission. Read full article here.

Lastly, The Commission presented on March 12th its proposal for the digital green certificates. Once the proposal is approved, EU nations will have to set up digital infrastructure by the summer that will facilitate certificate authentication and introduce the necessary changes to their national health record systems. The Digital Green Certificate will be a proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result or recovered from COVID-19. Read useful Q&A’s about the Green Certificate at this link here.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) for booking with ECLECTIC GREECE

Please note: For clarifications on entrance to Greece, travelers can find further information here.

What are the current terms & conditions for booking with Eclectic Greece?

Our team of travel designers is here to assist with any questions you may have about upcoming travel. During this period, our team is trying to book for you:

  • only FLEX fares for every service (special conditions apply to flights & ferries)
  • the best possible cancellation policies for your trip (without fees for cancellation up to 21 days prior to arrival)

For any further questions please contact with our team of experts at eclecticgreece@kyvernitis.gr 

Indicative Direct Flights from Abroad

-Delta Airlines-
FLIGHT SCHEDULES FOR 01 JUN, NYC > ATH

Airline Flight From To Depart Arrive +/- Days Stops
Delta Air Lines 202 John F. Kennedy, New York Eleftherios Venizelos, Athens 17:15 10:00 1 0
Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Effective: 31 May Until: 04 Jun
Delta Air Lines 202 John F. Kennedy, New York Eleftherios Venizelos, Athens 17:10 10:00 1 0
Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Effective: 05 Jun Until: 29 Oct
Delta Air Lines 212 John F. Kennedy, New York Eleftherios Venizelos, Athens 19:40 12:30 1 0
Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Effective: 05 Jun Until: 29 Oct

 

FLIGHT SCHEDULES FOR 01 JUL , ATL > ATH

Airline

Flight

From

To

Depart

Arrive

+/- Days

Stops

Delta Air Lines

222

Hartsfield-Jackson, Atlanta

Eleftherios Venizelos, Athens

16:25

10:00

+1

0

Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Effective: 02 Jul Until: 29 Oct

 

-Emirates-

Airline Flight From To Depart Arrive +/- Days Stops
Emirates 210 Newark Liberty, New York Eleftherios Venizelos, Athens 23:55 16:05 1 0
Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Effective: 01 Jun Until: 29 Oct

 

-American Airlines-

Airline Flight From To Depart Arrive +/- Days Stops
American Airlines 334 John F. Kennedy, New York Eleftherios Venizelos, Athens 18:00 10:35 1 0
Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Effective: 07 Jun Until: 16 Aug
American Airlines 334 John F. Kennedy, New York Eleftherios Venizelos, Athens 16:20 8:50 1 0
Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Effective: 17 Aug Until: 29 Oct

 

-Air Canada-
FLIGHT SCHEDULES FOR 01 JUN , YTO > ATH

Airline Flight From To Depart Arrive +/- Days Stops
Air Canada 896 Lester B. Pearson, Toronto Eleftherios Venizelos, Athens 18:40 10:55 1 0
Days: Tue Effective: 01 Jun Until: 01 Jun
Air Canada 896 Lester B. Pearson, Toronto Eleftherios Venizelos, Athens 18:40 10:55 1 0
Days: Tue, Sat Effective: 05 Jun Until: 22 Jun

 

FLIGHT SCHEDULES FOR 23 JUN , YTO > ATH

Airline Flight From To Depart Arrive +/- Days Stops
Air Canada 896 Lester B. Pearson, Toronto Eleftherios Venizelos, Athens 18:40 10:55 1 0
Days: Tue, Thu, Sat Effective: 26 Jun Until: 01 Jul
Air Canada 896 Lester B. Pearson, Toronto Eleftherios Venizelos, Athens 18:40 10:55 1 0
Days: Tue, Thu, Sat Effective: 03 Jul Until: 29 Jul
Air Canada 896 Lester B. Pearson, Toronto Eleftherios Venizelos, Athens 18:40 10:55 1 0
Days: Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Effective: 31 Jul Until: 26 Sep

 

-United Airlines-
FLIGHT SCHEDULES FOR 18 JUL , NYC > ATH

Airline Flight From To Depart Arrive +/- Days Stops
United Airlines 124 Newark Liberty, New York Eleftherios Venizelos, Athens 17:40 10:30 1 0
Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Effective: 05 Jun Until: 18 Jul
United Airlines 124 Newark Liberty, New York Eleftherios Venizelos, Athens 17:40 10:30 1 0
Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Effective: 19 Jul Until: 22 Aug
United Airlines 124 Newark Liberty, New York Eleftherios Venizelos, Athens 17:40 10:30 1 0
Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun         Effective: 23 Aug Until: 19 Sep

 

FLIGHT SCHEDULES FOR 01 JUL , WAS > ATH

Airline Flight From To Depart Arrive +/- Days Stops
United Airlines 982 Dulles, Washington Eleftherios Venizelos, Athens 17:35 10:20 1 0
Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Effective: 01 Jul Until: 03 Oct
PROTOCOLS FOR TRAVELLING TO GREECE
Protocol for sea arrivals

As of November 9, 2020 arrivals by sea (e.g. of private yachts, cruise ships, ferries and any other type of tourist boat), regardless of flag or port of origin, are prohibited. Ferry service with Turkey and Albania has been discontinued until further notice.

More information athttps://travel.gov.gr/#/

GREECE WILL WELCOME TRAVELERS WITH NEGATIVE PCR COVID TEST OR VACCINATION CERTIFICATE: Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis on Tuesday clarified that Greece this year will be open to all visitors holding either a negative molecular Covid-19 test or a vaccination certificate when entering the country. Read the full article here.

TAKE A DOMESTIC FLIGHT with SAFETY
  • People in Greece (residents and foreign visitors) are allowed to travel to the Greek islands by airplane only if they have one of the following:
    • Α vaccination certificate stating that 14 days have passed since full vaccination for Covid-19. Greeks can issue their vaccination certificates here.
    • Α negative rapid antigen test taken 48 hours prior to travel. (The rule is in force for children over the age of 12.). Important note: Unvaccinated individuals should know that only rapid tests conducted at private health centers will be accepted to travel within Greece. From September 13, unvaccinated individuals will no longer be allowed to get tested for Covid-19 for free by the mobile health teams of EODY that carry out daily rapid tests at no charge to citizens in different areas.
    • Α 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). The certificate must be issued by a public authority or a certified laboratory. (The rule is in force for children over the age of 12.)
  • Face masks are mandatory for all airline passengers and flight attendants
  • The use of mobile apps is encouraged
  • Passengers must maintain a distance of 1.5 meters from one another in the waiting areas
  • A special boarding process has been set up with passengers boarding in smaller groups, to avoid overcrowding
  • Access to the airport building is strictly for passengers, airline crew & airport staff. All transfer escorts will be waiting outside the building.
  • Immediately upon arrival at the airport, the aircraft cabin must undergo cleaning in accordance with an enhanced antiseptic program, before being allowed to continue flying.
  • Arrival at the airport in due time (3 hours ago)
  • Prepare for a thermal check at the airport
  • Passengers sign electronically a health statement before the boarding pass is issued
  • Reduce in-flight services to a minimum / Reduced food and beverage service
TAKE A FERRY with SAFETY
  • People in Greece (residents and foreign visitors) are allowed to travel to the Greek islands by airplane only if they have one of the following:
    • Α vaccination certificate stating that 14 days have passed since full vaccination for Covid-19. Greeks can issue their vaccination certificates here.
    • Α negative rapid antigen test taken 48 hours prior to travel. (The rule is in force for children over the age of 12.). Important note: Unvaccinated individuals should know that only rapid tests conducted at private health centers will be accepted to travel within Greece. From September 13, unvaccinated individuals will no longer be allowed to get tested for Covid-19 for free by the mobile health teams of EODY that carry out daily rapid tests at no charge to citizens in different areas.
    • Α 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). The certificate must be issued by a public authority or a certified laboratory. (The rule is in force for children over the age of 12.)
  • Ferries are allowed to carry 50 percent of their maximum passenger capacity set by current legislation
  • Prior to boarding a ferry at Greek ports of departure, passengers are obliged to hand over a previously filled out health status questionnaire (The form is available in English).
  • Thermal screening will be applied to all passengers entering ferries
  • Passengers must maintain a distance of 1.5 meters between each other during boarding
  • Masks must be worn by passengers and crew members
  • Seating in airplane-type seats is allowed according to a special layout
VISITING MUSEUMS & ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES with SAFETY
  • Only a set number of visitors will be allowed into museums each hour
  • They will be required to maintain a 2-meter distance from each other
  • The use of masks and antiseptic hand gel are highly recommended.

* 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 eclecticgreece@kyvernitis.gr if you have any further questions about travelling to Greece.