Greece officially opened for tourism yesterday (July 1), though not to the whole world like they had planned last month. In the end, they followed the EU recommendation and limited non-EU/Schengen+ nationals and residents to those residents of 14 countries (see more about that here).
Visitors to Greece Must Fill Out This Form
But, if you are in one of the allowed countries or in Europe and are planning on taking in some of the beautiful Greek summer, Greece is open to you! Here is what you need to know before you check-in for your flight to Greece.
What to Know About Visiting Greece
Greece has really changed up their entry protocols in light of Covid-19. No longer will travelers have to self-quarantine for 7 days after arrival with a negative test result. Instead, Greece is going to use the data obtained on these forms to target certain travelers for Covid-19 tests.
These tests are free and results will be known within 24 hours. Your only requirement will be to self-quarantine at a residence or hotel for those 24 hours. If you are negative, the 24 hours will pass without contact from the authorities and you are free to move about the country. These tests will be handled at all Greek airports that are processing international flights.
If you test positive, you will be moved to a designated quarantine hotel in the area of your arrival. You will be treated there and quarantined for 14 days – all of this at the expense of the Greek government. You will not need to pay for anything during this time.
The Passenger Locator Form
This form – can be found here – will need to be filled out at least 48 hours before arriving in Greece. This information will give the Greek government data to know who should be tested and who should not.
After you complete the form, you will receive a QR code on your phone or you can print it out. You will need to show this to the authorities upon your arrival in Greece. Depending on what your information says to the authorities, you will either be allowed to collect your luggage and leave the airport or you will be sent to the testing area.
Please visit this page for more answers to questions you may have.