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All international travelers aged two years and older are required to provide a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 3 days before departure. Additionally, passengers will be subjected to take a rapid test upon arrival. If the test returns positive, they will have to quarantine for 14 days.
Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced the extension of non-essential travel restrictions for domestic flights until February 8.
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According to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis, the country is reportedly working on a plan to safely re-open to tourism.
Theoharis also said the country is preparing for the upcoming tourism season. One of their core strategies is to vaccine tourism workers first.
“We’ve drawn up a plan for how tourism will open, which includes making the vaccination of people in the industry a matter of priority. The plan will be examined by the experts and opening will depend on the course of vaccination in our country.” Said Theoharis.
Vaccination progress in Greece
So far, the country has vaccinated 3.0 inhabitants per 100 people
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According to the CDC, Greece is at warning level 4 and all travel should be avoided due to the high risk of getting and spreading Coronavirus. (Source: CDC.gov)
From November 11, all visitors entering Greece via land or air are required for proof of a negative PCR COVID test, taken no more than 72hours before arrival. The certificate should be in English!
Exemptions are Greek citizens, residents or people traveling for essential purposes.
Emmanouil Dermitzakis, a Geneticist from the University of Geneva has reportedly stated that the situation in Greece is “stable but critical.” According to the scientist, the biggest challenge is to break the chain of infection between young and old people since the young population believes this is an old-people disease leading to 90% of community transmission.