Greece allows entry with negative Covid-19 rapid test


The Greek Tourism Ministry on Friday announced that Greece will permit entry for travelers who present negative rapid antigen tests on arrival, as proof that they are not infected with the coronavirus (Covid-19).


Greece until now was only accepting negative PCR tests (performed within 72 hours before flights) among its entry requirements. Effective immediately, travelers who choose to present a negative rapid antigen test upon arrival must take the test at an authorized laboratory within 48 hours before their flight to Greece.The negative rapid test result must be in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Russian. It is noted that name on the test result must match the name on the traveler’s passport.


Travelers to Greece should be aware that, in addition to a negative PCR/rapid test result, they may also have one of the following:

– a vaccination certificate

– proof that the passenger has been tested positive with Covid-19 in the last 2 to 9 months (positive PCR/antigen test result or medical certificate)

– a Digital COVID Certificate, which may be printed or viewed online. Cheap


In addition, all tourists must complete the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) one day before to travel in order to enter Greece.


In accordance with European Union recommendations, the Tourism Ministry recently stated that the Covid-19 testing requirement for entrance into the nation will be in effect for children aged 12 and up (it was previously obligatory for children aged 6 and up).

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