Although it has been discussed for some time, it is now officially released! From the 19th of April, Americans are allowed to visit Greece.
Greece is open to tourists from EU countries and 11 other countries including the United States.
Travelers from the United States can now visit Greece without isolation.
Please note that starting from May 14, 2021, Greece plans to open to tourists on a broader basis, details will be announced soon.
What do you need to enter Greece?
Greece will require either vaccination or a coronavirus test for entry, in order to skip the quarantine:
- The coronavirus test requirement is that you need to be tested no more than 72 hours before arrival in Greece, and this test is mandatory for all travelers over the age of five
- You can bypass the testing requirement if you’re fully vaccinated, which is defined as having received your last recommended dose at least 14 days ago
- Eligible vaccines include Pfizer BioNtech, Moderna, Astra Zeneca/Oxford, Novavax, Johnson + Johnson/Janssen, Sinovac Biotech, Gamaleya (Sputnik), Cansino Biologics, and Sinopharm
- Visitors must fill out a Passenger Locator Form no later than 11:59PM the day before arriving in Greece
- Travelers will have to undergo random health checks on arrival, which could include rapid testing
- If traveling by air, visitors will need to arrive in Greece via one of nine airports, including Athens, Chania, Corfu, Heraklion, Kos, Mykonos, Rhodes, Santorini, and ThessalonikiAlso keep in mind that regardless of whether or not you’re vaccinated, you will have to get tested prior to returning to the US.
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