Traveling to Greece

Good News! Greece is Ending Their Passenger Locator Form (PLF) for Entry

Written by Charlie

The Greek Passenger Locator Form (or PLF) will no longer be required for entering Greece as of later this month. This form has been a requirement (and hassle for some) for a long time so it is good to see this go away.

Almost two years ago, Greece instituted a Passenger Locator Form (PFL) that was required for all travelers entering Greece. It asked for a variety of passenger information that was used to determine if the traveler would be selected for an additional Covid test upon entering Greece.

Greece Ending the Passenger Locator Form

Well, after almost two years of this little form, Greece is preparing to end its use. This form had been the reason that numerous travelers to Greece missed flights or even chunks of their vacation as it was required to be filled out the day before arriving in Greece. For some travelers in Europe, they didn’t know about it and went to fill it out at their airline counter – only to find that they were unable to fill it out the same day they would arrive in Greece.

At one point, it had to be done within 48 hours of arrival which made for a very tight window for people to remember to do it and get it done. Judging by the thousands of e-mails and comments I had received, there had been a lot of people that had issues with this form!

The good news is that, as of March 15, Greece will no longer be requiring the Passenger Locator Form for people entering Greece. Along with that, as of Saturday, March 5, masks will no longer be required outdoors and tourist buses will be allowed to resume 100% capacity. Also, fully vaccinated travelers from the US, Canada, and Europe do not need to provide a negative test result for their flights to Greece (while non-vaccinated travelers, while allowed to visit Greece, will still need to have a negative test result before boarding).

There will likely be more restrictions that will end in Greece in the coming month as well as Greece looks at kicking off the tourist season earlier than ever this year.

Source: Greece Ministry of Tourism (in Greek)

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Charlie

Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

4 Comments

  • Great news φίλε we will be there in May. Seems Koronoio just disappeared by the invasion of Ukraine.

  • Re: Also, fully vaccinated travelers from the US, Canada, and Europe do not need to provide a negative test result for their flights to Greece (while non-vaccinated travelers, while allowed to visit Greece, will still need to have a negative test result before boarding)

    Planning to visit Athens around end of May 2022. I am vaccinated and would like to be sure that I don’t need need to show proof of negative PCR Test. Where can I find the statement you mentioned above?

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