COVID-19 in Greece

COVID-19 in Greece

Greece has had among the lowest number of Covid-19 cases in Europe. As restrictions aimed at minimising the spread of the virus are gradually eased across Europe, Greece -after the successful management of the health crisis- proceeds gradually to the lift of measures taken against the spread of Covid-19 throughout the country. The government has announced a two-month plan to open again Greece’s market in several stages.

More information about the 2-month plan can be found here

Greece has opened its borders to foreign citizens and international travellers on June 15th. Year-round hotels and camping sites opened on June 1st, while seasonal hotels/resorts opened on June 15th. Flights are initially only land in “Athens” International Airport and “Macedonia” International Airport in Thessaloniki. All the other Greek airport will follow on July 1st.

According to the Greek Officials, the borders are opened to the following countries as from June 15th: Austria, Bulgaria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Iceland, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, other countries outside the European Union.

Passengers arriving at “Athens” International Airport will be subject to Covid-19 testing upon their arrival. After the 1st of July, random tests will be made to all passengers arriving in Greece. Tested passengers have to compulsory self-isolate in the address they declare for 24 hours until the testing outcome is available. Positively tested passengers will follow a self-quarantine process.

For more info regarding the testing, you must contact only the National Public Health Organization and the Civil Protection of Greece.

For all other countries, travel restrictions will continue to apply after June 15, however, the list will be updated and expanded as of July 1.

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