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Coronavirus: Advice for travelers to/from Greece

The National Health Care Organization EODY issued on new instructions for travelers traveling to and from Greece. In a press release issued on 31. October 2022, EODY points out that the risk of transmission of the coronavirus varies, depending on the country of destination. According to the announcement, people who …

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Travel receipts in Greece up 92.1% in Jan-Aug 2022

Τhe balance of travel services in August 2022 showed a surplus of 3,828.3 million euros, up from a surplus of 3,018.6 million euros in August 2021, according to provisional data released by the Bank of Greece on Monday. More specifically, travel receipts in August 2022 rose by 28.1% to 4,042.9 …

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Digital IDs, driving licenses in use as of Oct 1; travel restrictions

Digital identity cards IDs and driving licenses can be used in banks and other credit institutions as well as mobile and landline telecommunications companies starting as of 1. October  2022, a joint ministerial decision issued on Wednesday announced. Until then, citizens will have to present the paper versions, the decision …

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EU advises further relaxing of Covid travel rules for foreigners

European Union member countries agreed Tuesday that they should further facilitate tourist travel into the 27-nation bloc for people who are vaccinated against the coronavirus or have recovered from Covid-19. The European Council is recommending that EU nations next month lift all testing and quarantine requirements for people who received …

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Foreign Ministry urges Greeks to not travel to Ukraine, to contact Greece’s diplomatic representations (lists)

Greece’s Foreign Ministry advises Greek nationals to not travel to Ukraine for the time being. In an announcement issued early Tuesday afternoon, February 22, 2022, the Ministry encourages Greek nationals who are currently in the country to contact Greek diplomatic representations in Kiev, Mariupol and Odessa. Greek authorities in Ukraine: …

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Greece’s official travel rules: PCR/RAPID test for all Dec 19-Jan 10

Greece published in the Official Gazette the new travel rules that make mandatory Covid-19 test for entry in the country over the Christmas and holiday season. The conditions for mandatory PCR or RAPID test are valid from Sunday, 19. December 2021, until 10. January 2022. According to the decision published …

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5 Greeks in quarantine due to Omicron variant; Emergency travel directive south African countries(Notam)

Five Greek citizens, who arrived το Athens from south African countries, have been placed on a ten-day precautionary quarantine, according to the new protocol due to Covid-19 Omicron variant. The five citizens, all sailors, came from south Africa and Zimbabwe via a stopover in the United Arab Emirates. Upon arrival, …

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Botswana Variant Greece: Special permission, quarantine, 3 tests for travelers from 9 south African countries (UPD)

Greece’s Epidemiologists’ Committee has decided to implement a strict hygiene protocol to travelers from South Africa and 8 of its neighboring countries, amid fears over a newly discovered Covid-19 variant, the B.1.1.529 or Botswana variant that is considered highly transmissible and potentially very dangerous. At an extraordinary meeting Friday afternoon, …

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