What is the current situation in Greece?

The Current Situation 

This article was updated on June 14th 2021 with all the latest information. 

Like all countries, Greece as well has been affected by the COVID-19 epidemic. However, due to the early measures taken by the government, Greece is one of the countries with the lowest reported laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths.

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Measures to be taken:

Before Arrival  

  • All travelers must complete an online Passenger Locator Form (PLF) 48 hours before entering the country. This is done here.
  • If you have been vaccinated, you must have with you a vaccination certificate issued by your country, electronically or on paper, issued at least 14 days before your travel date.
  • If you have not yet been vaccinated, you must carry with you a negative PCR test, within 72 hours before travel, or a negative rapid test no older than 24 hours before you travel. 

Upon Arrival  

Even if you have proof of vaccination, or a negative test, you may be randomly selected for a rapid check by officials at any entry point.   

During your stay  

  • You will be required to wear a mask in
    • public places
    • shops
    • restaurants, cafes, bars, etc (except when you are seated at restaurants, cafes, or bars)
    • museums, indoors and outdoors
  • Service in restaurants, cafes and bars is permitted only in outdoor spaces, and no music is currently allowed.  Customers waiting for a table must wear a mask. 
  • Depending on a shop's spatial capacity (maximum number of customers within the shop), you will be able to shop indoors. 
  • There is currently a night curfew between 1:30am to 05:00am all over the country and no violations are allowed except for work, health or pet care purposes.
  • The fine for not wearing a mask in areas where it is required, not maintaining social distancing, and/or violating the curfew is 300 euros. 
  • Public transportation (buses, metro, taxis) is allowed, always with the use of masks. Only two adult passengers per taxi are allowed.
  • You will be able to travel interstate freely (restrictions for intercity and interstate travel were also lifted on May 14).
  • In outdoor archaeological sites, groups up to 20 people are allowed to enter, and in museums, groups up to 8.
  • Always remember that if you feel unwell and develop fever or other symptoms relevant to Covid-19, such as shortness of breath, cough etc., you must seek medical attention immediately and contact the National Health Organization (Local emergency number 1135).  
  • If you have to be tested within the country, please note that the cost for Covid-19 PCR tests is 60 euros, and for rapid tests is 10-15 euros.   

For your own protection and the protection of other people around you, please remember to always wear a non-medical mask in public spaces (indoors and outdoors), keep social distancing rules of 1.5 m as much as possible, and use antiseptics or wash your hands thoroughly with soap.

 

 

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