Random COVID-19 checks on randomly selected passengers may be performed upon arrival in Greece. This will be decided by the Greek Civil Protection.
Prerequisites for passengers traveling to Greece:
1. All passengers travelling on international flights to Greece are obliged to submit the compulsory Passenger Locator Form (PLF) 48 hours before departure. The Form can be found online in https://travel.gov.gr/#/
The PLF shall be submitted by the passenger 48 hours prior departure, in order for the Authorities to be provided with sufficient time for processing of passenger data. Passengers will receive an immediate response mail or SMS, whilst a few hours later new mail or SMS will be sent to passengers with a QR code which will be scanned upon arrival by the authorities. Starting from 9 July 2020, all passengers shall submit the PFL at least 24 hours before departure.
2. There is a temporary ban of entry to all non-EU citizens as announced by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority until July 15th. Exemptions apply for citizens from Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay.
3. Also exempted from the restriction are:
- Family members of EU citizens.
- Citizens of Schengen member states and their family members
- Passengers travelling for essential reasons, including health issues, business purposes, imperative family reasons, persons in need for international protection
- Healthcare professionals and health researchers designated to support the Hellenic National Healthcare System.
- Third-country citizens who are long-term residents or long term visa holders of an EU or Schengen member state.
- Third country government members, diplomats, the staff of international organizations, military personnel, and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their duties, students, highly specialized personnel essential to the function of the state.
- Passengers in transit
- Aircraft flight crew
- Non-EU or Non-Schengen citizens travelling for imperative family or business reasons provided that the relevant authorization has been obtained by the Hellenic Consulate.