Existing restrictions on foreigners have been extended until September 19 – currently, only EU citizens and those from countries on the EU safe list are allowed to enter. Aircrew is exempt along with a long list of other essential reasons for travel. There are also a number of countries from which passengers require a negative PCR COVID test that is less than 72 hours old to travel. The test must be accompanied with a certificate stating you are COVID free or you will be on the first flight back out. LGGG Notam A2461/20 has those details. Passenger flights from Turkey remain banned, while flights from Albania and North Macedonia (including GA/BA) can only land at LGAV/Athens.
Beginning July 1, 2020, the Greek government has determined how the country will welcome travelers, carry out the necessary diagnostic screening, and keep everyone safe throughout the season.
The Passenger Locator Form (PLF) is a key element in the planning. All travelers must complete their PLF until the day before entering the country, providing detailed information on their point of departure, the duration of previous stays in other countries, and the address of their stay while in Greece. In case of multiple stays, they are required to provide the address for the first 24 hours at least. One PLF should be submitted per family.
- Travelers will receive a confirmation email upon submission of the PLF.
- Travelers will receive the PLF with their unique Quick Response (QR) code on the day of their scheduled arrival in Greece (at midnight) and will be notified via email (the QR code will be provided in a link in the confirmation email).
- Travelers boarding or embarking on the previous day of the arrival will be allowed to do so upon showing the confirmation email since they will receive their QR code during their flight or voyage.
The PLF can also be found on the Visit Greece app and at travel.gov.gr.
It is strongly recommended that all visitors download the Visit Greece app (GDPR compliant) for free, prior to their arrival in Greece.
You can find the PLF form HERE