The Greek government continues to update entry requirements related to COVID-19. The requirements change according to fluctuations in infections in individual regions or countries.

Key Points:

  • All European Union nationals, United Kingdom nationals, and residents and foreign nationals with Greek residency can continue to enter the country.
  • Most travelers from all other countries are banned with the exception of nationals of Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and the United Arab Emirates. Foreign nationals from other countries may seek an entry exemption for essential reasons, such as employment or family.
  • Until Oct. 25, flights from Turkey and Catalonia in Spain are suspended.
  • Travelers from Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Israel, Malta, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain and the United Arabic Emirates must have a negative PCR COVID-19 test performed up to 72 hours before their entry.
  • Only 10,000 travelers from Israel a week will be allowed entry into Greece. Only 500 travelers from Russia will be allowed per week. Additionally, residents of Russia must arrive at the airports in Athens, Heraclion (Crete) or Thessaloniki.
  • All travelers must fill out an online health form 24 hours prior to their arrival.

Background: Entry guidelines in Greece are under review and will be updated every two weeks.

Analysis & Comments: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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