Greece lifts quarantine for 7 more non-EU countries

Athens airport

Civil Aviation Authority in Greece announced that it lifts the 7-day quarantine also for travellers from seven more non -EU countries. In a statement issued on Sunday, the CAA said also that arriving children over a certain age will need a negative Covid-19 PCR test. The CAA extends restrictions on domestic flights until May 10 and that only essential travel is allowed between Greek airports. For international flights, travel restrictions are extended until 6:00 a.m. on May 3.

The CAA expanded the list of countries whose nationals may enter Greece without a seven-day quarantine. However, passengers must have been either vaccinated or present a negative Covid-19 molecular (PCR) test. The new list includes nationals from: Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Russia, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, and is in effect from April 25 until May 3.

Since April 19 permanent residents of the European Union, Schengen Agreement countries, the United Kingdom, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Serbia and Israel may enter Greece without quarantine if they are vaccinated or present a negative  PCR test. It should be recalled that the Vaccination Certificate must be in English.

Russian citizens will be able to enter Greece through nine airports (instead of the former three), as long as they also present proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test. Arrivial airports are: Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklio, Corfu, Rhodes, Kos, Mykonos, Santorini, Chania. Maximum arrivals limit per week remains at 4,000.

Negative PCR tests are also required for arriving children over 5 years old.


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