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Greece Lifts Quarantine Requirements for US, UK, UAE, others

Mykonos Greece

Greece on Monday has lifted quarantine requirements for visitors traveling from the European Union, the UK, the USA, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Serbia and Israel, Russia.

Air travelers from those countries will no longer be subject to a seven-day quarantine requirement if they hold a vaccination certificate or negative PCR test issued within the previous 72 hours, the Greek Civil Aviation Authority said.

The countries made exempt are permanent residents of the Member States of the European Union , of the Schengen Agreement, of the United Kingdom, of the United States of America, of the United Arab Emirates, of Serbia and of Israel.

In addition, international passengers will be checked upon arrival, based on the procedure provided by the Passenger Locator Form (PLF). In case the tests find a positive passenger, the quarantine will be valid for 14 days.

All passengers of international flights will enter Greece with a negative PCR test Covid-19 which will be performed up to 72 hours before their arrival. Greek Civil Aviation Authority announced that the passengers will be tested at the entrance to the Greek territory of the PLF.

Mandatory completion of Passenger Locator Form: The notam provides for the mandatory completion of the form, at the email address travel.gov.gr, by all passengers of international flights to Greece. It is also mandatory to complete the PLF form for passengers of foreign flights who are permanent residents of Greece and depart from the airports of our country.

Maximum 4,000 travelers from Russia: Especially for Russia (permanent residents) the following restrictions remain; arrivals only at the airports of Athens, Thessaloniki and Heraklion and a maximum entry of 4,000 passengers per week in Greece.

Update (26 April): These residents, with the exception of Russia, will be required to either have completed vaccination at least 14 days prior to arrival and carry a certificate, in English, from a public authority confirming that, or taken a molecular test (PCR) against the coronavirus over the 72 hours prior to arrival. Permanent residents of Russia are required to have taken both.

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