Greece Now Accepts Rapid Antigen Tests for Visitors

Greece expects to restart the travel industry by the summer season

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Greece expects to restart the travel industry by the summer season

Greece expects to restart the travel industry by the summer season

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In order to be able to receive more visitors and facilitate easier travel for tourists, Greece will permit entry for travellers who have negative rapid antigen tests on arrival. The announcement was made on 18 June 2021. The negative rapid test result must be from an authorised laboratory and be made out in either English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Russian.

In addition to the tests, travellers must complete also-called passenger locator form one day before travel and always wear a mask on public transport.

Alternatively they can provide proof of a negative PCR test, undertaken within the 72-hour period before arrival into Greece; or proof of two Covid-19 vaccinations completed at least 14 days before travel. 

These new measures are expected to attract more tourists and restart the travel industry by the summer season.