Vacation in Greece: antigen rapid test is enough

Vacation in Greece: antigen rapid test is enough

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Greece allows foreign tourists to enter the country if they have the results of a negative test for antigens, which must be done 48 hours before arrival in Greece. This requirement does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

Only the results of rapid tests issued by a certified laboratory in one of the following languages are accepted: Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian. The first and last name in the document must match the passport data.

Travelers over the age of 12 who are not vaccinated or partially vaccinated must provide the results of a negative PCR test conducted no later than 72 hours before arrival in Greece, or a negative rapid antigen test conducted in the laboratory 48 hours before departure.

It is also required to fill out and send a special questionnaire - Passenger Locator Form (PLF) - on the website no later than one day before arrival in Greece In the questionnaire, you must specify the destination, flight number, arrival airport, personal and contact information, the address of your stay in Greece, and the history of previous trips. One form is filled out per family.

In response to the questionnaire, the passenger will receive a confirmation email with a link to a unique QR code to the specified email address. A valid PLF form with a QR code is considered necessary for entry into Greece at all entry points of the country.

If you do not fill out the form, there are penalties in the amount of 500 euros.

Those who enter Greece within 14 days after the last injection of the antiviral vaccine must submit a written certificate of vaccination with the name and surname of the vaccinator, the name of the vaccine and the number of doses, as well as fill out the PLF online questionnaire no later than the day before departure.

The QR code in printed form or on the screen of a mobile device must be presented to the control service at the arrival airport. Depending on the information contained in the QR code, the passenger will be offered to pass through passport control and proceed to the baggage claim area or go to the security screening area-for testing for COVID - 19, if necessary.

After passing the test, if such a requirement is presented, the passenger will be able to leave the airport and go to a place of rest, where he will have to wait for the test results, subject to the rules of distancing. They will be known within 24 hours. If the test is positive, the tourist will be sent to quarantine or to the hospital, depending on the course of the disease. All persons who came into contact with the patient will be transferred to a 14-day quarantine.

In addition, all tourists who have discovered symptoms of COVID-19, regardless of the results of the check at the airport, should seek medical help.

As a protective measure, all vacationers are recommended to wear masks and observe a social distance.

Russian citizens departing from Greece should fill out a special questionnaire with their data on board the aircraft, which will then be transferred to the territorial body of Rospotrebnadzor at the place of further travel of those who arrived in the Russian Federation.

Upon returning home, Russian citizens need to fill out a special form on the portal of Public Services. After that, within five calendar days, upload the results of 2 PCR tests made with an interval of at least a day. Express tests can be passed upon arrival at the Moscow airports of Moscow "Sheremetyevo" and "Vnukovo".

Those who ignore the requirement to pass the tests or do not have time to provide the results in due time, face a fine.