Most popular articles
Casa Parlante. Reviving history. “Welcome! Please, come in! The Count will be with you presently. He ...
The Folklore Museum of Sinarades. The “Nikos Paktites” Folk Museum of Sinarades  is housed in a traditional two-floor building. It...
Lazareto. Miniscule island, opposite Kontokali, just 2 miles from Corfu. It was a monastery at the time of the Venetian...
Kynopiastes. Kynopiastes is an old, officially characterized, traditional settlement, eight (8) km south of the city of Corfu, two (2)...
Kontokali. 6.5 km from Corfu Town; No.7 City Bus; a ten - minute walk from the bus stop. ...
Remove filters
Apply filters
Home / General / Destination Greece Health First tel: 1572

Destination Greece Health First tel: 1572

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/visit-greece/id1523802597

https://greecehealthfirst.gr/

TRAVEL SAFELY TO GREECE
FAQ:
  • Are hotels open?

Yes. Hotels are open, in compliance with the health protocols in place.

  • Is there freedom of movement around the clock?

Yes, there is.

  • Can I travel within Greece by train, bus, plane or ferry?

Yes. In order to travel to mainland and island destinations by any transport means (train, bus, plane or ship), passengers must show either a vaccination certificate [valid up to nine (9) months for those who have had their first and second dose (depending on the vaccine) and indefinitely for those who have had the booster shot as well], or a recovery certificate (issued 14 days after the illness and valid up to 6 months ahead) or a negative PCR test done up to 72 hours before they travel or a rapid test taken up to 48 hours before their journey. Minors from 4 to 17 years old can travel with a negative self-test done up to twenty-four (24) hours before (the self-test result must be stated on the following pdf, which can be downloaded here).

The document of a negative molecular PCR test or a rapid test may be either in printed or electronic form.

If the above test has been taken abroad and it is still valid at the time of boarding, then the passengers who present it can move to their final destinations without any further delay.

  • Is wearing a fask mask mandatory? If so, where?

It is obligatory to wear a face mask indoors and recommended to do so in crowded outdoor areas.


  • Are there any general rules I need to know in advance about the use of public transport (metro, buses, trolleybuses), tour bus services, and taxis?

It is mandatory to wear either a double face mask (a cloth mask and a surgical mask) or a high filtration face mask when using the public transport means, intercity coaches, or the city tour bus service (whether open top or not). A fine is payable for not wearing one.
Taxis are allowed to carry up to three (3) passengers in addition to the driver, except when carrying family members. Wearing a mask is obligatory.

  • Where can I take a test for Covid-19 during my stay in Greece?

If you need to be screened for SARS-CoV-2 before your return trip, please visit the map of Covid-19 Diagnostic Testing locations, which you can access through the Visit Greece App available for downloading in English and Greek.

 

Protocol for passengers travelling by air:

For the protection of passengers and citizens from COVID-19, the following rules are in place until 6:00 a.m., April 18th 2022:


The residents of European Union & Schengen Area countries, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Benin, Cape Verde, Chinese Taipei (not recognised as a sovereign state by Greece), ColombiaEl Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Vatican City, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and Uruguay, who are in  possession of the European Union Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC), may visit Greece for pleasure. EUDCC holders must provide information on their status in the form of:

•    a Covid-19 vaccination certificate valid up to nine (9) months for those who have had their first and second dose (depending on the vaccine) and indefinitely for those who have had the booster shot as well, or
•    a Covid-19 recovery certificate, valid up to six (6) months, or
•    a negative result to a molecular PCR test for Covid-19 taken within seventy-two (72) hours or to a rapid (antigen) test done within twenty-four (24) hours before their arrival.

Travellers from Australia, the USA, and Canada, too, must present either a certificate of vaccination or recovery, or a negative result to a Covid-19 test, as described above.

Irrespective of their vaccination status, travellers from countries not mentioned above must show one of the following documents:

•    a negative result to a molecular PCR test for Covid-19, taken within seventy-two (72) hours before their entry in Greece, or
•    a negative result to a rapid (antigen) test done within twenty-four (24) hours before their arrival.

The certificates must be issued by an accredited testing laboratory in the English language.

Flight passengers will be subject to random testing (PCR or rapid test), upon arrival. If a traveller tests positive, then they will have to quarantine for five (5) days. After that period, the quarantine will be lifted provided that there are either no more symptoms or the symptoms are significantly relieved, and their body temperature has been reduced to normal for the last 24 hours without the use of medication. Should the passenger continue to run a fever after the fifth day, then they remain in isolation until the body temperature is normal again. These passengers will have to wear either a high filtration mask (FFP2 or N95), or a double face mask (a cloth mask and a surgical mask), for five (5) more days after their isolation period. 

The above prerequisites for entering Greece also apply to children aged five (5) and older.

See more info here.

Protocol for passengers arriving by land:

Land border arrivals take place through Kakavia, Mertziani, and Mavromatio entry points (from Albania), through Evzones, Doirani, Niki, and Krystallopigi cross points (from North Macedonia), through Promachonas, Ormenio, Nymfea, Kyprinos, Agios Konstantinos, and Exochi border checkpoints (from Bulgaria), as well as through Kipoi and Kastanies entry points from Turkey.

By 6 a.m., April 18th 2022, the following rules are in place for travellers at the Greek borders:  

The residents of European Union & Schengen Area countries, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Benin, Cape Verde, Chinese Taipei (not recognised as a sovereign state by Greece), ColombiaEl Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Vatican City, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and Uruguay, who are in  possession of the European Union Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC), may visit Greece for pleasure. EUDCC holders must provide information on their status in the form of:

•    a Covid-19 vaccination certificate valid up to nine (9) months for those who have had their first and second dose (depending on the vaccine) and indefinitely for those who have had the booster shot as well, or
•    a Covid-19 recovery certificate, valid up to six (6) months, or
•    a negative result to a molecular PCR test for Covid-19 taken within seventy-two (72) hours or to a rapid (antigen) test done within twenty-four (24) hours before their arrival.

Travellers from Australia, the USA, and Canada, too, must present either a certificate of vaccination or recovery, or a negative result to a Covid-19 test, as described above.

Irrespective of their vaccination status, travellers from countries not mentioned above must show one of the following documents:

•    a negative result to a molecular PCR test for Covid-19, taken within seventy-two (72) hours before their entry in Greece, or
•    a negative result to a rapid (antigen) test done within twenty-four (24) hours before their arrival.

The certificates must be issued by an accredited testing laboratory in the English language.

Travellers may be subject to random testing (PCR or antigen rapid test), upon arrival. If a traveller tests positive, then they will have to quarantine for five (5) days. After that period, the quarantine will be lifted provided that there are either no more symptoms or the symptoms are significantly relieved, and their body temperature has been reduced to normal for the last 24 hours without the use of medication. Should the passenger continue to run a fever after the fifth day, then they remain in isolation until their body temperature is normal again. These passengers will have to wear either a high filtration mask (FFP2 or N95), or a double face mask (a cloth mask and a surgical mask), for five (5) more days after their isolation period.

The above guidelines must be followed by all Greek and foreign travellers aged five (5) and older.

More information here

Protocol for passengers arriving by Sea:

By 6 a.m., April 18th 2022, the following rules are in place for travellers who enter the country:

Travelling by sea is allowed across Greece and incoming vessels of any type may enter any Greek harbour.


Up to forty-nine (49) passengers are allowed on pleasure craft and tourist boats, regardless of the vessel's flag or carrying capacity.


Pleasure boats 
(under any flag), arriving from Turkey, are allowed to enter the ports of Kavala; Mytilini; Chios; Vathi and Pytagoreio, Samos; Myrina, Limnos; Symi; Skala, Patmos; as well as the ports of Kos and Rhodes.


The residents of European Union & Schengen Area countries, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Benin, Cape Verde, Chinese Taipei (not recognised as a sovereign state by Greece), ColombiaEl Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, Tonga, Tunesia, Turkey, Vatican City, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and Uruguay, who are in  possession of the European Union Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC), may visit Greece for pleasure. EUDCC holders must provide information on their status in the form of:

•    a Covid-19 vaccination certificate valid up to nine (9) months for those who have had their first and second dose (depending on the vaccine) and indefinitely for those who have had the booster shot as well, or
•    a Covid-19 recovery certificate, valid up to six (6) months, or
•    a negative result to a molecular PCR test for Covid-19 taken within seventy-two (72) hours or to a rapid (antigen) test done within twenty-four (24) hours before their arrival.

Travellers from Australia, the USA, and Canada, too, must present either a certificate of vaccination or recovery, or a negative result to a Covid-19 test, as described above.

Irrespective of their vaccination status, travellers from countries not mentioned above must show one of the following documents:

•    a negative result to a molecular PCR test for Covid-19, taken within seventy-two (72) hours before their entry in Greece, or
•    a negative result to a rapid (antigen) test done within twenty-four (24) hours before their arrival.

The certificates must be issued by an accredited testing laboratory in the English language.

Passengers may be subject to random testing (PCR or antigen rapid test), upon arrival. If a traveller tests positive, then they will have to quarantine for five (5) days. After that period, the quarantine will be lifted provided that there are either no more symptoms or the symptoms are significantly relieved, and their body temperature has been reduced to normal for the last 24 hours without the use of medication. Should the passenger continue to run a fever after the fifth day, then they remain in isolation until their body temperature is normal again. These passengers will have to wear either a high filtration mask (FFP2 or N95), or a double face mask (a cloth mask and a surgical mask), for five (5) more days after their isolation period.

The above guidelines must be followed by all Greek and foreign travellers aged five (5) and older.


Read more here

Location

What's nearby

2021 07 19 10.02.59 πμ
Behind the main sites of Corfu, away from the bustle of the..
dhmotiko thetro
The building of the Municipal Theater of Corfu was the main theater..
62cfc26929aa65.19674071
RACE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 9th “CORFU OLD TOWN TRAIL” The 8th “CORFU..