TRAVELS TO GREECE
The procedures for entry into Greece described below have been extended until May, 14th 2021.
In order to access the country, the completion of the Passenger Locator Form (PLF), available on this site https://travel.gov.gr/#/ (not accessible with explorer), remains an indispensable condition, with which travellers must provide information on place of origin, the duration of previous stays in other countries and the address of their stay in Greece.
The form contains a series of questions about your trip, including the “cabin or seat number” and “ship name” fields where you can enter the words “TBA” (as this will not yet be known). Once the questionnaire is completed, you will receive an email containing a QR code, the possession of which will be checked by the Company during boarding.
For those who enter Greece, two additional preventive measures will be applied: the obligation to comply with a precautionary quarantine period of 7 days and a quick test on arrival, carried out on a sample basis.
From April 19th, the 7-day fiduciary isolation obligation, previously in force, is removed for passengers residing in EU countries, the Schengen area, the United Kingdom, the USA, the United Arab Emirates, Serbia and Israel provided that, at upon entering Greece, are in possession of a negative molecular test carried out within 72 hours of arrival, or – alternatively – a vaccination certificate (provided that at least 14 days have elapsed since the completion of the vaccination).
Children under the age of 5 are exempt.
For other passengers, until a later date, the obligation to comply with a period of fiduciary self-isolation of 7 days continues to be envisaged (or, in case of stay for shorter periods, for the entire period of stay).
On the other hand, the possibility remains in force for all arriving passengers to be subjected, on a sample basis, to a rapid test carried out upon arrival in Greece. The sample test, if selected, is mandatory: the Greek authorities reserve the right to refuse entry to the country to those who refuse to undergo the rapid test. In the event of a positive rapid test, a mandatory isolation period of 14 days is envisaged for travelers who tested positive and for their next contacts in special “quarantine hotels” (accommodation costs are covered by the Greek state), where new tests to verify the initial diagnosis. More information on the measures envisaged for entry into Greece starting from April 19th are available on the following website, by the Greek Civil Protection: https://travel.gov.gr/#/
The lockdown, introduced throughout the national territory from 7 November, has been extended until a date to be decided.
For the entire duration of the lockdown, the ability to travel within the country is limited. It is possible to move between different regional units only in the event of an emergency (return to the place of main residence, family reunification, professional reasons and health reasons), to be proven with official supporting documents.
TRAVELS FROM GREECE
- Igoumenitsa – Brindisi
- Patras – Brindisi
- Corfu – Brindisi
- Igoumenitsa – Ancona
- Patras – Ancona
- Corfu – Ancona
Since the regulatory provisions change abruptly, it will be the responsibility of each passenger to check the national and regional restrictions in force before each journey – both outward and return journeys.
Passengers returning to Italy from Greece must fill in a ministerial self-declaration form to be presented to the Carrier upon boarding, which will soon be replaced by a digital localization form. From when the digital form will be available, only if it has not been technically possible to fill it in, will it be possible to make use of paper self-declaration, drawn up according to the criteria indicated in art. 50 paragraph 1 of the Prime Ministerial Decree of 2 March 2021. It is advisable to be ready to show any supporting documentation and to answer any questions from the personnel in charge of the controls.
Based on the Prime Ministerial Decree of March 2nd and the Ordinance of the Minister of Health of 17th April, 2021 valid until May 15th, 2021, travel from Greece to Italy is allowed, but with the following anti-contagion measures: obligation to present it to the carrier upon boarding and to anyone appointed to carry out checks on the attestation of having undergone, in the forty-eight hours prior to entry into the national territory, to a molecular or antigen test, carried out by means of a swab and negative result.
In addition to the provisions above, from March 31st to May 15th, all passengers returning to Italy, who have stayed or transited in Greece in the 14 days prior to arrival, will also have to undergo a period of 5 days of quarantine at your home, upon notification of your entry into the national territory to the Prevention Department of the competent local health authority. It is also mandatory to carry out a further molecular or antigen test at the end of the five days of quarantine.
There are exceptions to the test obligations in the 48 hours prior to arrival, isolation and subsequent testing, in particular:
- anyone who enters Italy for a period not exceeding one hundred and twenty (120) hours for proven work, health or absolute urgency needs, with the obligation, at the expiry of that term, to leave the national territory immediately or, failing that, to start the period of surveillance and fiduciary isolation
- anyone who transits, by private vehicle, in the Italian territory for a period not exceeding thirty six (36) hours, with the obligation, upon the expiry of that term, to immediately leave the national territory or, failing that, to start the surveillance period
Citizens and residents of the states and territories referred to in lists A, B, C and D who enter Italy for proven work reasons beyond 120 hours (from countries listed D or E, except Brazil), must undergo in any case to a molecular or antigenic test in the 48 hours prior to entry into Italy, but are not subject to the isolation of ten (10) days and subsequent tests. However, if in the 14 days prior to entry into Italy there was a stay or a transit from List C countries, they must also undergo a five (5) day quarantine and subsequent test. Also in this case, the obligation to fill in the digital localization form or self-declaration remains.
Before embarking on the journey, consult the pages http://www.viaggiaresicuri.it/approfondimenti-insight/saluteinviaggio; http://www.viaggiaresicuri.it/country/GRC)