Covid-19 Travel Information


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 rapid antigen test from a laboratory (within the past 48 hours)
  • OR a negative PCR test (within the past 72 hours)
  • OR a vaccination certificate (with the second dose dated at least 2 weeks prior to travel)
  • OR if you have medical evidence that you have recovered from Covid-19 within the past 9 months

This applies to anyone over the age of 12 years old (as of 19/6).

Remember – Government advice does not prohibit travel to amber list countries, it is only advice. All our guests have said how easy and stress-free their journeys have been.

Whilst in Greece

Restaurants, cafes, bars and shops are open

There is a curfew from 01:30 until 05:00 – relaxation on this expected early July

Masks must be worn in all indoor public places – masks are no longer required outside (update 24/6)

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. We suggest a few rapid tests with you as the pharmacies here tend to be closed on a Sunday.

Cases 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 & social distancing rules 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 (sufficient for traveling back to the UK) 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.

Pre Departure Testing

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.

You can take the lateral flow test in the following medical centres:

  • Biolipsis
    • Lefkas Town, Lefkada
    • Results in 30 minutes & certificate by email.
    • Cost – 20€
    • Prebooking is essential 2-3 days in advance, by phone or email – open Monday to Friday and Saturday morning
    • Phone +30 26450 22226 or email biolipsis@biolipsis.gr
  • I-Assist
    • Nidri, Lefkada
    • Results & certificate in 10 minutes
    • Cost – 30€
    • Prebooking is essential – open Monday to Friday but Saturday & Sunday available upon appointment
    • Phone +30 26450 93169 or +30 694 703 99 24
  • Kefalonia Medical (Papadakis Stefanos)
    • Fiscardo, Kefalonia
    • Results in 15 minutes and certificate later on email (same day)
    • Cost – 45€
    • Pre-booking is essential – through their website http://fiscardodoctor.com/ or by phone +30 26740 41213
  • Bioanalysis Ithaki
    • Vathi, Ithaca
    • Results in about an hour and certificate later on email (same day)
    • Cost – 20€
    • Pre-booking is essential
    • Phone +30 26740 32447
  • Dr Michalis Maragkos
    • Katomeri, Meganisi (village above Vathi)
    • Results immediately after the test, certificate up to 48 hours
    • Cost – 30€
    • June open Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
    • July & August open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon
    • Pre-booking is essential 2 days in advance
    • Phone +30 26450 51253

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 also test centres here in the area to take a PCR test if required:

  • Biolipsis
    • Lefkas Town, Lefkada
    • Results & certificate by email in 24 hours. If the test is performed by 11:00, the results are available by 08:00 the following day
    • Cost – 60€
    • Pre-booking is essential 2-3 days in advance, by phone or email
    • Phone +30 26450 22226 or email biolipsis@biolipsis.gr
  • I-Assist
    • Nidri, Lefkada
    • Results & certificate by email in 24 hours
    • Cost – 80€
    • Pre-booking is essential – open Monday to Friday but Saturday & Sunday available upon appointment
    • Phone +30 26450 93169 or +30 694 703 99 24
  • Kefalonia Corona Test Centre
    • Fiscardo, Kefalonia
    • Results guaranteed in time of your flight if you stick to your test time details – otherwise they cover the cost of your new flights
    • Cost – 90€ to 120€ per person depending on number of people
    • Online bookings ONLY through the website Kefalonia Corona Test Centre

You should contact the test centre of your choice to organise pre-booking the tests.