With a new ministerial decision, regulations for traveling to/from the Greek islands and between islands by ferry, ship or airplane have been updated.
The new regulations come into force on Monday, July 5, 2021, with the aim to contain the spread of Covid-19.
Passengers must show one of the following documents:
a Covid-19 vaccination certificate (accepted also those by EU countries and third countries) or
a proof of recent recovery from the virus (disease confirmation issued 30 days after the 1. positive test and is valid for 180 days after it) or
a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure or
a negative rapid test conducted 42 hours before traveling.
The rules apply to all passengers aged 12 years or older.
Passengers between 12 -18 years old (born before 30. June 2009) are allowed to travel with a negative self-test result within the last 24 hours.
No Covid-documents needed for minors up to 12 years old (born after 1. July 2009)
Also necessary a Health Declaration Form (like Passenger Location Form PLF) available at https://www.ynanp.gr in Greek & Enlgish and at https://sea.travel.gov.gr/
Exceptions: those traveling for work (self-tests regulation by the Labor Ministry)
Return from the islands to mainland
Travelers who are 12 or older are advised to take a self-test before their return trip.
According to Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), valid from Monday, 5. July 2021 at 6 a.m. until 12. July 2021:
– A negative PCR diagnostic test taken up to 72 hours ahead of departure, or
– A negative rapid test taken in the last 48 hours, or
– A certificate of prior infection or
– A vaccination certificate
Anyone younger than 12 may travel without restrictions.
Ferry passengers are requested to be at the ports one hour before departure due to controls. Passport or ID essential.
Vaccination certificates for vaccinations administered in Greece here.
More information on coronavirus in Greece here.