Last update: May 4th, 2022 The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority released a COVID19 update. The new aviation directives extend restrictions on international flights until May 14th. These restrictions are part of the Greek government’s efforts to control the spread of COVID19 in the country. Also, some of the most frequent questions get answered below as well as where you can find PCR COVID test in Rhodes.
As of May 1:
Travelers to Greece will be able to enter the country without presenting a digital covid certificate which indicates whether someone has been vaccinated against Covid-19, a recovery certificate or a negative test
Admission to restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and entertainment venues will be allowed to all. The vaccination certificate, test or proof of recovery requirement has been dropped
Mask wearing outdoors is no longer necessary
Greece welcome flights at all the airports around the country.
According to the updated COVID19 aviation directives, the listed below travel restrictions for international arrivals will be applied from March 15th at midnight:
All air travelers arriving in Greece must submit a negative COVID19 test result in one of the following:
– a vaccination certificate, stating that 14 days have passed since full vaccination for Covid-19
– a negative PCR test performed less than three days (72 hours)
– a certificate stating that one has recovered from the coronavirus
– a Digital COVID Certificate in digital or print form which will contain information on whether passengers have been vaccinated against Covid-19 or have a negative PCR test result or have recovered from the virus.
May also randomly be requested to take a rapid COVID19 test upon entry. In case a passenger is selected for a rapid test and is positive then he/she must quarantine for a total of 14 days.
Read below where you can find PCR COVID test in Rhodes.
All air passengers entering Greece from abroad, incl. European Union member states, must quarantine themselves for 7 days. Either at their home, either at the place of temporary residence declared on the submitted PLF. If they are to stay in Greece for a shorter period of 7 days, the quarantine restriction is valid until their departure. Read below which countries exempt of the restriction.
The temporary ban of arrivals to Greece from outside the European Union has been recently updated too. Only citizens traveling for essential reasons from the following countries are counted out: EU & Schengen Area countries, Northern Macedonia, USA, UK, Canada, Bahrain, Israel, Serbia, Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, Thailand, Rwanda, Singapore, Kuwait, Ukraine, China, Belarus, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Russian Federation. They also qualify for exemption from mandatory quarantine always considering that they have a negative PCR test and they have a vaccination certificate issued by a public authority (14 days to have gone by before the travel).
All passengers to Greece from the United Arab Emirates and the UK are obliged to take a rapid test for COVID19 upon arrival.
The submission of the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) by all the incoming passengers to Greece is no longer be required.
The directive also applies to Greek citizens or permanent residents of Greece who travel abroad. They are not obliged to complement the PLF form before their departure from Greece and present it at border checkpoints as used to.
Vaccines which have not been approved by the European Medicines Agency (Sputnik, Sinovac, etc.) also exempt visitors from the obligation of a negative PCR test.
Astra Zeneca, Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson + Johnson, Novavax, Sinovac, Sputnik, Sinopharm
Anyone who wish to travel domestically to the islands by ferry or plane must have one of the following:
– a vaccination certificate (stating that 14 days have passed since full vaccination for Covid-19)
– a negative PCR test performed less than three days (72 hours)
– a negative rapid antigen test taken 24 hours prior to travel
– a negative self-test taken 24 hours prior to travel.
The use of non-medical face masks is mandatory only indoors throughout Rhodes island as well as Greece. Exemptions are:
Before you enter the luggage storage shop, it is preferable that you use a mask and make sure to sanitize your hands after touching any door handles and common objects. For those who travel in England, there is available luggage storage in London with Stasher if you need some help with your luggage.
In all tourist activities, including transportation and tourist visits to places of interest, only some small adjustments are going to will applied to the same protocols as in 2020. These protocols have proven to be effective, and will be subject to updates according to the current epidemiological conditions. Also, training material will be provided to all the businesses’ employees, in order to ensure the proper application of all safety and health measures against Covid19.
PCR COVID test in Rhodes are available in the following diagnostic centers:
The minimum cost of a PCR test is approximately 50,00euros while of a rapid one approximately 10,00euros.
There are also self tests available in pharmacies on the price of 6,00euros.
NOTE: All of the measures are subject to change. Contact the authorities before any action of yours.
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