The Passenger Locator Form, is an online form, which must be completed before your travel. This online formular helps in the contact tracing. The Passenger Locator Form does not replace an Evisa and must be completed separately from the Evisa.

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Travelling to Greece

Required documents.

All passengers must complete the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) by latest, the day before their arrival in Greece. The exact time of arrival must be indicated on the PLF. Passengers will receive a confirmation of submission of their PLF. Families can present a confirmation corresponding to a common PLF, with a unique QR code.

Permanent residents in Greece traveling on international flights departing from Greece must complete their PLF online the day before their departure.

In addition to the QR code indicating that they have completed the PLF, passengers arriving from the UAE or third countries will be required to present their residence permit, work permit, identity card (provided it indicates the location residence), their driving license or any other document with proof of address.

Other Information

Passengers on domestic flights must bring one of the following documents:

  • Certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 OR
  • Certificate of negative COVID-19 PCR test result 1 OR
  • Evidence of recovery from COVID-19 as described above OR
  • COVID19 self-test certificate carried out within 24 hours of the planned flight.

Wearing a mask is compulsory in all areas of the airport. Masks fitted with a filter with an exhalation valve are not permitted.

For more information, see the Arrival Protocol in Greece.

Please check if you are allowed to travel to Greece before your trip. To travel to Greece, you must present a vaccination certificate or perform a COVID-19 PCR test before departure, or produce proof of recovery from COVID-19, and complete the required forms before arrival.

Exemptions

Only EU nationals can travel to Greece. Exceptions are granted to nationals and permanent residents of Albania, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, the United States of America, the Russian Federation, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Montenegro, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Serbia, from Singapore, Thailand, UK and Ukraine.

The following categories of passengers are also not affected by the entry restrictions:

  • Nationals of EU Member States and of the Schengen area, including their spouses, people with whom they have a cohabitation agreement and their minor children
  • Medical and nursing staff, researchers, and health professionals, on presentation of their professional license or other valid proof of their status at the point of entry and on condition that they travel to the country to practice their profession
  • Long-term residents of EU Member States and the Schengen Area and nationals of other countries with a residence permit in an EU Member State or the Schengen Area
  • Members of government delegations
  • Members of diplomatic or consular delegations, members of international and European organizations, members of humanitarian associations as part of their activity, military personnel, law enforcement and the general secretariat for civil protection
  • Personnel employed in the transport sector, including seafarers, flight attendants, personnel and technicians of aerial firefighting equipment, truck drivers and personnel essential for the transport of goods.
  • Passengers in transit provided they remain in the airport transit area and do not leave the airport during the transit time.
  • Students
  • Nursing staff caring for the elderly or disabled
  • Seasonal workers in the agricultural sector

The persons mentioned above must produce the correct document and undergo a medical laboratory examination.

Restricted third-country nationals can make an exceptional entry request to the Greek consular authority of their place of residence or stay for professional or personal reasons.

Testing for COVID19 and other entry requirements

  • Passengers will be subjected to random rapid screenings for COVID-19 upon arrival. Passengers testing positive for COVID-19 will have to observe a 10-day supervised quarantine at their home or in a temporary residence designated by the competent authorities. Passengers who have received all their doses of COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival and test positive for COVID-19 will be quarantined for seven days. All the above passengers are required to complete a molecular test (PCR) for COVID-19 on the last day of their quarantine.

All passengers, regardless of their nationality, must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Complete vaccination against COVID-19 at least 14 days before the expected arrival and presentation of a vaccination certificate written in English, Greek, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian, issued by a public entity within the framework of the legislation in force, or
  • Presentation of a negative COVID-19 molecular biology test (PCR) result, performed by oropharyngeal or nasopharyngeal swab, within 72 hours of expected arrival. The certificate can be written in English, Greek, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian, or
  • Submit a rapid COVID-19 antigenic test, performed within 48 hours of the scheduled flight, in Greek, English, French, Spanish, Italian or Russian.
  • All COVID19 certificates must include the passenger's full name, as it appears on their passport.
  • Presentation of proof of recovery from COVID-19 valid from two months following the positive PCR test result or up to nine months following the positive antigen test result, written in English, Greek, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian and issued in compliance with the legislation in force.
  • Presentation of an EU COVID-19 certificate, in digital or paper version, issued in accordance with EU requirements.
  • Permanent residents of Montenegro are allowed to enter Greece if they have received the full dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least fourteen days before their expected arrival and if they present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate performed by oropharyngeal or nasopharyngeal swab in 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival.

The requirements below also apply to children 12 years of age and older. Passengers in transit to destinations outside the Schengen area from Athens are not required to provide a COVID-19 PCR test certificate (in Greece).

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