Greece’s Civil Protection decided on Saturday that flight passengers from Bulgaria and Romania will be allowed in Greece only with negative Covid-19 test. The temperate measure has been imposed due to the epidemiological data in these two countries and goes into effect as of Tuesday, July 28, 2020.
A statement issued by the Head of Civil Protection and Deputy Minister for Crisis Management Nikos Hardalias said that:
Based on the analysis of the epidemiological data, it was decided that travelers from Bulgaria and Romania entering Greece via air connections are required to show a negative molecular control (PCR) result from a COVID-19 test. The test will have to have been carried out up to 72 hours before their arrival in Greece.”
The measure is valid from Tuesday, July 28, until Tuesday, August 4, 2020.
Exempted from the mandatory “negative test” are: Greek citizens, holders of residence permits and those who travel for essential reasons.
At the same time, the obligation to complete the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least 24 hours before arrival in Greece remains in force.
The government, in cooperation with the competent services, constantly analyzes and evaluates the data, so that the opening to foreign visitors can be done safely and without discounts on public health, the Civil Protection statement said.
‼️ Υποχρεωτικό αρνητικό PCR για #COVID19 για επιβάτες αεροπορικών συνδέσεων 🛬 από Βουλγαρία 🇧🇬 & Ρουμανία 🇷🇴 από Τρίτη 2⃣8⃣ Ιουλίου
✅ Παραμένει σε ισχύ η υποχρέωση συμπλήρωσης του Passenger Locator Form (PLF) 🔗 https://t.co/h50OsYuYWV
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— Civil Protection GR (@GSCP_GR) July 25, 2020
Greece has reiterated that it would impose restrictions to travelers if the epidemiological data in countries worsen.
It imposed the measure of mandatory “negative test” for traveliers entering Greece via the land borders of Promachonas already on July 15, 2020.
the World Health Organization (WHO) warned three days ago of “worrying coronavirus trends in the Balkans and South Europe.”