Travel Rules for Greece

Last updated: Tuesday 25th January at 1PM

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Need help understanding the travel rules?

I hear you! That’s why I’ve pulled together every test, form and quarantine you need to do abide by all the Covid travel rules and to visit Greece.

⚠︎ Remember, details can change quickly so always check the FCDO site to double check the following information. I recommend signing up for email updates!

Greece Travel Rules

Flying to Greece 🇬🇷

Keep up to date with the latest information on the Government website 

Vaccinated and unvaccinated UK travellers

All international arrivals over 5 must present a negative PCR test or rapid antigen test on arrival.

Before you travel to Greece

• Complete passenger locator form, which will then give you a QR Code 
AND
• Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, undertaken within the 72 hour period before arrival into Greece
OR
• Show proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test from an authorised laboratory, undertaken within the 24 hour period before your arrival into Greece

NHS tests will not be accepted – you must book your tests privately

Proof of recovery is no longer an option

On arrival in Greece

• Arrivals into Greece may be required to undergo a rapid COVID-19 test on arrival. If you test positive on arrival in Greece, you (and those you are travelling with) will have to self-isolate in quarantine hotels provided by the Greek state.

Check Greek authorities’ advice for further information.

Whilst in Greece

• Please check for more information on the rules around coronavirus whilst in Greece here.

Read up on the full details for Greece on the FCDO website

The above requirements are also compulsory for all travellers over five years old.

Every traveller, including children, must have their details included on a Passenger Locator Form.

The entry requirements for unvaccinated passengers are the same as above.

Read up on the full details for Greece on the FCDO website

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Travelling back to England

At present, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland also have the same rules but you can find more information on the nation’s rules here

BEFORE FRI 11TH FEB AT 4AM

Greece is on the “Rest of World” list

Adults entering the UK from a non-red list country need to do a Day 2 test.

This is for passengers who have been fully vaccinated by the UK vaccination programme, or an approved vaccination programme. 

Before you travel to England 

• Complete a passenger locator form. You can submit the form any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in the UK

• Book and pay for a ‘Day 2‘ test – this can be a rapid antigen or a PCR test.

NHS tests will not be accepted – you must book your tests privately.

After you arrive in England

• Do your ‘Day 2’ test on Day 2 or before – the day you enter the UK is classed as Day 0 and you can take your test on the day you arrive

• You do not need to isolate whilst waiting for your result

Greece is on the “Rest of World” list

Children aged 4 and under do not have to take any COVID-19 travel tests.

Children aged 5 to 17 have to follow the testing and quarantine rules for people who qualify as fully vaccinated on arrival in England.

This means that they have to take a COVID-19 test after they arrive in England – before the end of day 2 at the latest.

Please see above for what tests are allowed.

NHS tests will not be accepted – you must book your tests privately

Read the full details here.

Greece is on the “Rest of World” list

  • Non vaccinated travellers entering the UK from a non-red list country will have to do several tests and self isolate when travelling home from a “Rest of World’ country.

Before you travel to England

  • Take a lateral flow or PCR test in the 2 days before your travel to England
  • Complete a passenger locator form. You can submit the form any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in the UK
  • Book and pay for a Day 2 and Day 8 PCR tests. You do not need to do these tests until you arrive home but you do need this booking reference to add to your passenger locator form 

NHS tests will not be accepted – you must book your tests privately

After you arrive in England

  • Quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 full days
  • Do your PCR test on Day 2 or before and on Day 8 – the day you enter the UK is classed as Day 0
  • You may be able to end quarantine early if you pay for a private COVID-19 test through the Test to Release scheme.
  • If you are in England for less than 10 days, you need to quarantine for the time you are here. You still need to book day 2 and day 8 PCR tests. You only need to take the tests if you are still in England on those days.

Read the full details here.

Read up on the full details for travelling back to England on the Government website

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Travelling back to England

At present, Scotland has so far confirmed that it will follow suit – you can find more information on all the nation’s rules here

AFTER FRI 11TH FEB AT 4AM

Greece is on the “Rest of World” list

Adults entering the UK from a non-red list country no longer need to test or quarantine but they do still need to fill in a passenger locator form.

This is for passengers who have been fully vaccinated by the UK vaccination programme, or an approved vaccination programme. 

Before you travel to England 

• Complete a passenger locator form. You can submit the form any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in the UK

Greece is on the “Rest of World” list

Children aged 17 and under can follow the same rules as fully vaccinated travellers.

Please see the information above.

Greece is on the “Rest of World” list

  • Non vaccinated travellers entering the UK from a non-red list country will have to test twice and fill in a passenger locator form. You will no longer have to isolate.

Before you travel to England

  • Take a lateral flow or PCR test in the 2 days before your travel to England
  • Complete a passenger locator form. You can submit the form any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in the UK
  • Book and pay for a Day 2 PCR tests. You do not need to do this test until you arrive home but you do need this booking reference to add to your passenger locator form 

NHS tests will not be accepted – you must book your tests privately

After you arrive in England

  • Do your PCR test on Day 2 or before
  • You no longer need to self isolate whilst waiting for your test results

Read the full details here.

Read up on the full details for travelling back to England on the Government website

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