Posted on 30/08/2021

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All the rules you need to know if you are travelling to Greece now

Because of the Delta variant, there are plenty of countries that are putting more restrictions into place in September, and Greece is one of them so here is everything you need to know before travelling. Since May, Greece has been welcoming tourists with the right EU digital COVID-19 certificate - that is fully vaccinated tourists, negative PCR or antigen tests from 48 hours.

Because of the Delta variant, there are plenty of countries that are putting more restrictions into place in September, and Greece is one of them so here is everything you need to know before travelling. Since May, Greece has been welcoming tourists with the right EU digital COVID-19 certificate - that is fully vaccinated tourists, negative PCR or antigen tests from 48 hours.

What to expect if you're planning a trip to Greece

Regarding countries outside of Europe, Greece is open to those with low infection rates, including the US, the UK, Serbia, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Russia, Israel, Canada, North Macedonia, Ukraine, China, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Belarus, Bahrain, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Japan, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Jordan, Moldova, Brunei, Kosovo and Turkey.

People from these countries can either show proof of vaccination upon arrival or a negative test, whereas people coming from Russia all have to show a negative test even if they have been vaccinated.

Various vaccines are accepted, and they include Pfizer BioNtech, Moderna, Astra Zeneca/Oxford, Novavax, Johnson & Johnson, Sinovac Biotech, Gamaleya (Sputnik), Cansino Biologics and Sinopharm.

If you travel between the Greek islands, you will also need to fill in a sea travel COVID-19 declaration form on top of vaccination and testing, as well as a passenger locator form.

If you need to get tested, there are plenty of places available all around the country, but be aware that the test costs ?60 everywhere.

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From September 13, you will also need vaccination or negative tests to go to any restaurant, bar, club, cafe, taverna, museums, archeological sites, or theaters in Greece, as well as long-distance public transports and open-air sports games.

You are required to wear face masks in indoor and outdoor public spaces, and in places with high infection rates, tighter restrictions apply.