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Where and how to get a free Covid-19 test in Greece

The Greek Health Ministry and the National Public Health Care Organization EODY are offering Covid-19 tests free of charge. The tests are carried out in specific public hospitals in several cities and under specific circumstances.

The offering of the free tests take place as Attica remains the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in Greece, while Thessaloniki is being driven at full speed to “orange level” on the health safety map.

The cost of a diagnostic test at private laboratories and clinics is quite high starting at 60 euros and reaching €120. Especially people with symptoms are looking for ways to do the test for free.

The procedures to undergo a free Covid-19 test at EODY are reportedly the following:

One must call EODY – phone numbers: 1135 and 210-5212504 – and report a travel or contact history and any symptoms.

Symptoms such as: runny nose, dry cough, fever, breathing difficulty, joints- and muscles pain.

Patients get the relevant instructions for referral to one of the reference hospitals:

Athens: General Hospitals Sotiria, Evangelismos, Attikon, Thriassio (Elefsina)
Thessaloniki: AHEPA
University Hospital of Alexandroupolis (North-Eastern Greece)
General Hospital of Ptolemaida “Bodosakeio” (western Macedonia)
University Hospital of Larissa and General Hospital of Lamia (Central Greece)
General Hospital of Patras “Panagia i Voitheia”
University Hospital of Ioannina
University Hospital of Heraklion
General Hospital of Chania “O Agios Georgios”

source: newspaper

More information on coronavirus in Greece here.

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  1. It is all very nice with Greece demanding Covid tests from arriving travellers.

    But currently it is near impossible to get a recent test within 48 hrs of traveling in Greece.
    Most labs need 48 hrs to begin with AND are not working over the weekends.

    So if you’re traveling on a Monday or Tuesday…… Good luck with that!