Visiting Greece 2021

Get ready for your holiday to Greece this summer

 

Up to date 12-06-21

Entry into Greece

The Greek Passenger Locator Form must be filled in at least 24 hours prior to your flight – online here – with arrivals subject to random testing. This testing is quick and easy and takes no longer than 15 minutes.

You need to have either a negative PCR test or a vaccination certificate. This applies to anyone over the age of 6 years old.

Remember – Government advice does not prohibit travel to amber list countries, it is only advice.


Whilst in Greece

Restaurants, cafes, bars and shops are open!

There is a curfew from 01:30 until 05:00.

Masks must be worn in all indoor and outdoor public places.

Social distancing rules are still in place.

New regulations regarding the movement between islands state that all passengers over the age of 6 years old must perform a rapid test on arrival BEFORE embarking the yacht – whether you hold a vaccination certificate or not. You will need to fill in a form to declare a negative result – this form is provided in the office on your arrival.

If you do not have a vaccination certificate, you may also need to perform rapid tests between the islands. We suggest bringing a supply of rapid tests with you as the pharmacies here tend to be closed on a Sunday.


What’s it actually like in Greece?

The cases across the country have dropped significantly with the lowest deaths, cases and intubations for a long time.

Here on Lefkada there are very few, if any, cases. With the current mask-wearing rules etc in place, it feels extremely safe. Getting out on the water is a perfect way to avoid contact with others.

The vaccination operation Blue Freedom continues across the country with all over 18s on a number of islands (including Lefkada) now offered the vaccine.


Leaving Greece

Depending on where you are traveling to next, you will need to follow the rules of that country. Most likely you will need either a lateral flow test or a PCR test and to fill in your arrival country’s Passenger Locator Form.

Check with your airline and your destination country what testing is required.

The Lateral Flow Test must be performed by a healthcare professional here in Greece or under the supervision of a healthcare professional. This is a quick test with a quick results turnaround and is sufficient for returning to the UK.

Alternatively Qured offer videocall supervision. If you are travelling from the UK to Greece, order the test kit prior to travel and bring it with you, then organise a videocall to take the test live on video chat and receive your fit-to-fly certificate into your email inbox in just 20 minutes.

There are test centres here in the area to take a PCR or a lateral flow test – Lefkas Town BIOLIPSIS, Nidri I-ASSIST and Fiscardo KEFALONIA CORONA TEST CENTRE

Depending on when you are here in Greece will depend on whether you need to prebook the tests or not. At the moment (end of May/beginning of June), the area is quiet and you can turn up for tests without delay. As the area gets busier, you should contact the test centre of your choice to organise prebooking.

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