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Greece travel restrictions & quarantine rules


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The travel advice is Exercise a high degree of caution to Greece. Greece is Moderate restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Greece. Greece is part of Europe with main city at Athens. Its Developed country with a population of 11M people. The main currency is Euro. The languages spoken are Greek.
๐Ÿ‘ Developed ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 11M people

๐Ÿšจ Travel Advice for Greece

Moderate restrictions

for travel
International travel to Greece is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

EU Digital COVID Certificate

Travelers may provide their EU Digital Certificate in paper or digital format as proof of vaccination, negative test result, or previous recovery. Health documents provided this way will not require further verification on arrival.
Full details on the EU Digital Certificate, including how EU residents can access their certificate, can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on arrival. Alternatively, proof of a negative rapid antigen test can be presented, taken with the previous 24 hours.
Test results must be in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, or Russian.

Testing on arrival

Arrivals are subject to PCR or rapid antigen testing on arrival.
If a positive result is received, travelers must quarantine for 5 days at a quarantine hotel.

Additional documents required

A completed 'passenger locator form' must be submitted within 24 hours of departure. The QR code generated by this form must be presented on arrival. - Passenger locator form
For more details General Secretariat for Civil Protection, Greece

Government measures

More restrictive or relaxed guidance may be in effect depending on the region you are visiting. Proof of vaccination, negative testing, or previous recovery is required to access most establishments and facilities or to attend events. Some establishments may only allow vaccinated and recently recovered customers, we recommend those with proof of negative testing to check with the establishment in case it is not accepted. For further information related to the COVID-19 response in Greece, please visit

Use of masks

Double surgical masks or N65 masks are required in all indoor and outdoor public places or in public transportation.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating at reduced capacity. Proof of vaccination, recovery, or testing is required to travel by bus or train.


Restaurants are open for vaccinated and recently recovered customers, with seating limited to a maximum of 10 people per table. Customers may dine outside with proof of negative testing.


Bars are open for vaccinated and recently recovered customers, with seating limited to a maximum of 10 people per table. Customers may dine outside with proof of negative testing.


Nightclubs are open for vaccinated and recently recovered customers, with seating limited to a maximum of 10 people per table. Customers may dine outside with proof of negative testing.


Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, do not require an essential reason to enter and are exempt from quarantine requirements.
Vaccinated travelers must still provide a pre-departure test and may be randomly selected to be tested on arrival. Travelers are also required to have a suitable quarantine plan in place for 14 days as a precaution, even when seeking the fully vaccinated exemption.
Proof of vaccination must be uploaded on the ArriveCAN application. The final dose must have been administered at least 15 days before departure and supporting documentation must be in English, French, or with a certified translation.
Further information can be found at

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation.
Travelers testing negative on the day-8 test may leave quarantine 14 days after arrival. Travelers testing positive will undergo further 10-day quarantine from the day the test was taken and follow the instructions of local authorities.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative test result, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure.
Travelers may instead provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. This will require proof of a positive test result, taken at least 15 days before departure and not more than 180 days before departure.
Proof of negative molecular test result or recovery must be uploaded to the ArriveCAN application. Further information on the testing requirements, such as types of tests accepted, can be found at

Testing on arrival

A molecular test will be administered on arrival and travelers will be provided COVID-19 at-home specimen collection kits which must be taken on day 8 of the quarantine period. The kit contains information on how to collect, store and ship the samples.
Travelers may register for the test on arrival at
Travelers who can present proof of a positive test result, taken at least 14 days before departure and not more than 180 days before, are exempt from testing on arrival.

Travel restriction details for Greece

๐Ÿšซ Destination No quarantine
๐Ÿ›ฌ Return Quarantine required
๐Ÿ–๏ธ Some Visitors
๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
๐Ÿ›๏ธ Open shopping
๐ŸšŒ Operational transport
๐Ÿ“… events Partially Allowed

๐Ÿ”’ Lockdown Details for Greece

It is mandatory to wear a facemask in all indoor spaces and public transport means. The use of facemask is recommended in crowded outdoor areas.
Citizens are encouraged to apply physical distance rules everywhere. Special social distancing rules have been set for a wide range of places, such as hospitals, medical centres, restaurants, cafรฉs, offices, schools, universities, supermarkets, shopping malls, public transportation vehicles and stations, small shops, barbershops, places of worship, lifts, etc.
Precautionary measures may be subject to variations according to the epidemiological level of the different Regional Units.
Public transportation and taxi passengers are obliged to wear a face mask. This includes passengers of ferries, dayboats and sea taxis.
Tourism accommodations are available under specific hygiene protocols.
Restaurants, cafรฉs, bars, and nightclubs are open for seated customers ONLY.
Up to 10 individuals are allowed per table. Two customers seated on stools are allowed at the counter and a 1.5 m distance must be kept from the next two customers.
Restaurant and cafรฉ indoor spaces as well as indoor and outdoor areas of nightclubs, late-night bars, pubs, and boรฎtes admit customers who show a Covid-19 vaccination certificate or a medical document as proof of their Covid-19 infection and recovery. Minors upon their entrance must show any of the above-mentioned tests or a negative self-test certificate done 24 hours earlier, by simply stating their self-test result on the following pdf (download here:
The use of masks is mandatory for customers waiting for a table, and strongly recommended for those already seated.

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety for Greece

Exercise a high degree of caution

To enter Greece, you'll need either a negative PCR test conducted at least 72 hours before travelling or a negative rapid antigen test taken 24 hours before travelling. Greece has COVID-19 restrictions in place that differ for vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers. You may have difficulty using a non-EU issued vaccination certificate to gain entry to venues (see 'Travel'). Masks and social distancing are mandatory in all indoor spaces (such as shops and airports) as well as for all outdoor areas. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Greece due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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