According to the announcements of the Minister of Tourism, Harry Theoharis, the entry procedures to Greece for foreign travelers have been modified. Thus, rapid antigen tests become one of the possible entry conditions . The regulations on entry conditions for children are also changed. The new entry directives apply from Saturday 19 June 2021.
The Greek Civil Aviation Authority issued on Saturday 19/06/2021 updated travel guidelines for the country. All travelers coming to Greece from abroad must fill out the Passenger Location Form (PLF) the day before travel and have one of the following required documents:
In the case of children, the most important change is the increase of the age limit from which it is required to present a negative PCR or antigen test result or a coronavirus infection certificate. From today, these rules apply to children from the age of 12. This is an important change because until now, the obligatory PCR test covered all children over 6 years of age.
When going to Greece, however, you must remember that after crossing the border, quick screening tests are still carried out. If such a test is selected, it becomes mandatory. Refusal to do so may result in the Greek authorities not allowing such a traveler to enter their territory. If this screening test shows a positive result, the traveler will be quarantined. If the traveler is not vaccinated, the quarantine lasts for 10 days, and if the traveler is vaccinated, the quarantine lasts for 7 days.
For the first time, Panagiotis Arkoumaneas, the head of the National Public Health Agency, announced in an interview with Sky 100.3 that the order to wear masks outside will no longer apply in Greece in the coming weeks.