Travel information for ‘Athens, Greece’ travelling from ‘USA’ on the 21st of October 2021

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Travel to Greece is partially allowed from United States. Measures in place: vaccinated traveler exceptions, test/medical certificate required, testing on arrival, additional documents required and eu digital certificate.International travel to Greece is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.
COVID Risk Level: MEDIUM (COVID-19 transmission is medium in Greece. The transmission level is based on global health and disease data from John Hopkins University, updated August 2021.)
Last updated: July 30, 2021, 1:17 pm, Information source: General Secretariat for Civil Protection, Greece

Vaccination

Vaccinated traveler exceptions - Travelers with a vaccination certificate can enter this destination with some exceptions
Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, are exempt from pre-departure testing requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure. A list of approved vaccines can be found at https://travel.gov.gr/#/

Test/medical certificate

Test/medical certificate required - A medical certificate or recent test is required to travel to this destination
Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on arrival. Alternatively, proof of a negative rapid antigen test can be presented, taken with the previous 48 hours. Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from testing requirements and may provide proof of a positive PCR test, taken at least 30 days before arrival and not more than 180 days, on arrival. Travelers may also provide a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 issued by a public authority or a certified laboratory.

Test/medical certificate

Testing on arrival - Testing is conducted on arrival to this destination
Arrivals are subject to health checks and rapid antigen testing on arrival. If a positive result is received, travelers must undergo a 10-day quarantine at a quarantine hotel at the government's expense. Alternatively, travelers may request to isolate in their booked 4 or 5 start hotel and check if the hotel has availability for this service from the Civil Protection authorities.

Additional documentation

Additional documents required - There is additional documentation required to travel between these two locations
A completed 'passenger locator form' must be submitted within 24 hours of departure. The QR code generated by this form must be presented on arrival.

COVID-19 certificate/passport

EU Digital Certificate - The EU Digital Certificate is accepted as proof of vaccination, negative test result, or recovery from COVID-19 when traveling to this destination
Travelers may provide their EU Digital Certificate in paper or digital format as proof of vaccination, negative test result, or previous recovery. Health documents provided this way will not require further verification on arrival. Full details on the EU Digital Certificate, including how EU residents can access their certificate, can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificate_en An EU Digital Certificate can be issued for travelers who have tested negative against COVID-19 using the 'passenger locator form' registration data at https://dilosi.services.gov.gr/templates/DCC-PLF/create/

Todays Local Summary for "Greece"

Use of mask

Required
Face masks are required in enclosed environments, and on public transportation.

Public transportation

Restrictions in place
Public transportation is operating at reduced capacity.

Restaurants

Restrictions in place
Restaurants are open with adapted measures in place such as social distancing. In 'red' areas, restaurants may open for outdoor dining only with seating limited to a maximum of 4 people per table, or 6 if belonging to the same family.

Bars

Restrictions in place
Bars are open with adapted measures in place such as social distancing. In 'red' areas, bars may open for outdoor dining only with seating limited to a maximum of 4 people per table, or 6 if belonging to the same family.

Nightclubs

Closed
Nightclubs are closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Restrictions in place
Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I travel to Athens, Greece?

Travel to Greece is partially allowed from United States. Measures in place: vaccinated traveler exceptions, test/medical certificate required, testing on arrival, additional documents required and eu digital certificate.

What is the COVID risk level in Athens, Greece?

COVID-19 transmission is medium in Greece. The transmission level is based on global health and disease data from John Hopkins University, updated August 2021.

Is public transport running in Athens, Greece?

Public transportation is operating at reduced capacity.

Do I have to wear a mask in Athens, Greece?

Face masks are required.

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