Greece ditches entry test for fully vaccinated visitors

By Lisa James
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Brits will no longer have to take a pre-departure test to enter Greece if they are able to show they are fully vaccinated from today (7 February).

However, visitors may have to take a rapid COVID-19 test on arrival. Anyone who tests positive will have to self-isolate for at least five days in a quarantine hotel, along with anyone they are travelling with.

On Day 5, quarantine can end if there are no symptoms, or if symptoms have improved, for example, having no fever for the past 24 hours without medicine.

However, anyone who still has a fever will be required to remain in quarantine until it drops.

The Greek government also ‘strongly recommends’ visitors take a certified rapid test, or certified PCR test on both Days 2 and 4 after arrival into Greece.

Fully vaccinated status is defined as at least two doses, except in the case of Johnson & Johnson for which the first and only dose is required.

Greece will accept vaccination certificates for a period of 270 days following the administration of the last dose of the primary vaccination.

Non-vaccinated arrivals from the age of five must still provide a negative PCR or lateral flow test.

Travellers leaving quarantine are also legally required to wear an FFP2/N95 mask, or double masks (at least one of which should be surgical), in all public indoor and outdoor spaces for at least 5 days after the end of their quarantine.

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