In accordance with the Greek government's decisions there is a ban of entry applying to all Third country nationals until 07.02.22, as announced by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority. Certain exemptions are also applicable as follows:
Exemptions apply for permanent residents of Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, the Russian Federation, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vatican. In order to prove their place of residence, third country nationals may present their residence permit, work permit, identity card, driving license or other documents, provided that it states place of residence.
Also exempted from the restrictions are:
EU member states nationals & the Schengen agreement, including their spouses or persons with whom they have a cohabitation agreement, as well as their minor children.
Medical & nursing staff, researchers & health professionals if they demonstrate at the points of entry evidence of their professional status and provided that their entry into the country relates to the exercise of their duties.
Long—term residents or EU member states or Schengen agreement and 3rd country nationals holding a residence permit or in EU member state or Schengen agreement.
Members of government delegations
Members of diplomatic delegations or consulate authorities & delegations, members of international & European organizations, members of humanitarian organizations performing their duties, military & security forces officials & of general secretariat of civil protection.
Personnel employed in the transport section, including seamen, aircraft crews and the crews and technical personnel of the leased aircraft firefighting equipment, lorry drivers & the absolutely necessary support staff for the transport of goods.
Persons caring for the elderly & people with disability (disabled)
Seasonal workers in the field of agriculture
A completed electronic Passenger Locator Form (e-PLF) is compulsory for all inbound passengers. Families may submit a joint e-PLF form. Travellers will receive a confirmation email upon submission of the e-PLF form & a PLF unique Quick Response (QR) code upon submission of the PLF, which are compulsory travel documents that have to be presented during boarding.
Additionally to the above, until 07.02.22, all passengers older than 5 years, regardless of nationality, their vaccination status or proof of recovery must display a negative molecular test result (PCR) for Covid-19 performed up to 72 hours before the scheduled arrival or a negative Rapid Antigen test result for Covid 19 performed up to 24 hours before the scheduled arrival. The test result must be issued by a certified diagnostic center in Greek, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian and must include the name of the person as registered in the passport.
Regarding permanent residents of Argentina, Chile, India, Mexico, the Sultanate of Oman ,the Russian Federation, and Uruguay, entrance to Greece is permitted under the further condition that they are diagnosed negative to a mandatory molecular test (PCR) or diagnostic Rapid Antigen test for COVID-19 upon arrival .If found positive a quarantine period is imposed as stated below.
Passengers arriving from Albania, Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Egypt, Georgia, India, Libya, Morocco, North Macedonia (Rep), Pakistan, The Russian Federation, The United Arab Emirates and Turkey, whose entrance is permitted, must also be diagnosed negative to a mandatory molecular test (PCR) for COVID-19 or Diagnostic Rapid Antigen Test for COVID-19 (Rapid Test) upon arrival, unless they have completed vaccination for COVID-19 at least fourteen (14) days before scheduled arrival and present the relevant vaccination certificate or present proof of recovery from COVID-19 supported by a positive COVID-19 Αntigen/ PCR test result, issued 30 days after the 1st positive diagnosis and is valid up to 90 days there on. Certificates of recovery issued from 15.07.2021 until 31.10.2021 remain valid.
The above obligations include children over five (5) years old.
All passengers will be subject to random obligatory Covid-19 tests upon arrival. If found positive, a five (5) day quarantine under supervision is required either at home or at a designated temporary residence assigned by the appropriate authorities. The quarantine period starts the next day of their positive diagnosis. Following the five (5) day period and if the symptoms have receded and the passengers is feverless for 24 hours without the use of antipyretics, the passenger is released from quarantine. If the fever insists, the passenger remains in isolation until the fever has fully receded. All above passengers have to wear high protection breathing mask or a combination of masks for at least 5 days after their release form isolation.
Third country nationals subject to prohibition herein have the right to submit request to the Greek consular authority of their place of residence or stay for their exceptional entry in the country for business or personal reasons.
For further information or questions regarding the procedure, you may contact the Greek General Secretariat for Civil Protection at 213 – 15 10 100, or send an email to email@example.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Airline operators shall ensure that passengers are duly informed before boarding and that they meet the requirements of traveling according to relevant measures in effect at the destination country at the time of travelling, otherwise they must deny boarding as per the Greek government's legislative acts. For further information you may contact your airline. Detailed contact information of airlines is provided in our website at the following link: https://www.aia.gr/traveler/travellers-info/airlines/
It is highly advisable that passengers get informed on the restrictions announced by their country of origin on their return from Greece. Some countries require a test conducted some hours prior arrival, whilst others have issued restrictions for arriving passengers.
Governmental decisions regarding restrictions or requirements for the travelling public are updated at regular intervals and ad-hoc depending on the pandemic situation.