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Title: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 14 March, 2020 @ 10:48:26
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Travelsupermarket is reporting a spike in online searches for destinations with no cases of coronavirus, including the Greek island of Santorini, which is up 165% from last week... By contrast, searches to destinations in Spain and Italy are down by 80%.
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/mar/13/holiday-bookings-fall-coronavirus-tourism-industry-chalenge

A growing number of airlines are now introducing more flexible change policies to help customers who may want to postpone or cancel trips, according to lonelyplanet.com (https://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/airlines-refunds-coronavirus)

Same approach being adopted by the cruise companies. As things stand, Costa Victoria (https://www.costacruises.co.uk/cruising-soon.html) won't be calling in to Kefalonia on 02 April as planned as its cruise schedule has been cancelled until 25 April, so it should arrive on 27 April as planned. Before that, Costa Mediterranea will be calling into Argostoli on 18 April, the same day Silver Spirit (https://www.silversea.com/destinations/mediterranean-cruise/athens-to-athens-sl200415009.html) calls in. SilverSea Cruises are offering refunds to passengers who want to cancel or reschedule, as are P&O (https://www.pocruises.com/travel-health-advisories/flexible-cancellation-policy). The Oceana still due to call in to Argostoli on 28 April. MSC Opera has cancelled cruises in the Med from 10 March to 21 April but isn't due to call into Kef until 05 May.

Might be worth noting that the British Government is advising people aged 70 or above to skip cruising until things settle down: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/cruise-ship-travel

Travellers might want to review their insurance as some companies are withdrawing cover for any claims due to coronavirus, according to the BBC (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51871776).

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Travel advice: coronavirus (COVID-19)
Guidance for British people travelling and living overseas following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

In response to coronavirus measures we are advising against all and all but essential travel to some countries, cities and regions. You must check the travel advice to the country you are travelling to.
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 14 March, 2020 @ 17:05:45
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Foreign travel advice
Greece


Updated:    14 March 2020
Latest update:    Health – updated information on coronavirus (COVID-19)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

Think its been covered by GGi but there it is for anyone who wants to see the latest advice from gov.uk
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 15 March, 2020 @ 02:39:54
In case anyone's missed it in the links above, here's a link to information - in English - from
Εθνικός Οργανισμός Δημόσιας Υγείας / National Public Health Agency:
Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 – Advice for travellers (https://eody.gov.gr/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-travellers/).

Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 15 March, 2020 @ 22:26:50
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Foreign travel advice
Greece


Updated:    15 March 2020
Latest update:    Summary and Health - updated information on coronavirus (COVID-19)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece


https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/health#coronavirus
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Monday, 16 March, 2020 @ 21:45:39
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Foreign travel advice
Greece


Summary

Updated:     16 March 2020
Latest update:     Update to information on travel restrictions in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19) including that all travellers arriving in Greece from abroad are required to go into 14 days’ self-isolation. ('Summary' and 'Health' pages)

The Greek government has announced that from 16 March, all people arriving in Greece from abroad are required to go into 14 days’ self-isolation.

They have also announced that Cruise ships and sailboats are prohibited from landing in Greek ports.
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Jolly Roger on Tuesday, 17 March, 2020 @ 08:08:04
There are no cases of the coronavirus on Kefalonia, so I am thankful that cruise ships have been banned. The virus has spread quickly around the World mainly due to air travel, so I am hopeful that incoming International flights will also be banned.
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 17 March, 2020 @ 13:00:13
There are no cases of the coronavirus on Kefalonia, so I am thankful that cruise ships have been banned. The virus has spread quickly around the World mainly due to air travel, so I am hopeful that incoming International flights will also be banned.

If there's no actual ban then it could, in effect, occur by default: anyone arriving from outside of Greece is expected to self-isolate for 14 days and there's little open to appeal to tourists, anyway.

Trouble is, many locals depend on tourism to put a roof over their head and food on the family table. Not an easy one.

What strikes me as a little strange is people interested in visiting places with no known coronavirus... once these people arrive the virus probably won't be far behind.


Edit: According to a report in gtp.gr, Most World Airlines Will Go Bankrupt By End of May (https://news.gtp.gr/2020/03/16/capa-most-world-airlines-go-bankrupt-by-end-may/)
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 17 March, 2020 @ 21:27:50
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Travel advice: coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance for British people travelling and living overseas during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Last updated 17 March 2020 - updated with latest advice against all non-essential travel worldwide

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) now advises British people against all non-essential travel (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/travel-advice-foreign-secreatary-statement-17-march-2020) worldwide. This advice takes effect immediately and applies initially for a period of 30 days.

Quarantine while you are abroad

If the local authority where you are proposes to quarantine you for your own protection, you should follow their advice. When you are abroad, your safety and security is their responsibility.

If there are suspected cases of coronavirus where you are, you may need to remain in your hotel room or accommodation for 14 days, move to quarantine facilities, take tests for coronavirus and, if positive in some cases, be hospitalised abroad.

You should also contact your airline or travel company, and your insurance provider as soon as you can. We only organise assisted departure in exceptional circumstances.

We publish all our Travel Advice on GOV.UK. (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece)
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb9JqJ0uhz8

Travel Advice against all non-essential travel: Foreign Secretary's statement, 17 March 2020 (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/travel-advice-foreign-secreatary-statement-17-march-2020)

Sounds some good advice in there: if you go abroad you can't be sure about getting a flight/ferry home. Makes sense not to go.


If you're in Greece, either residing or visiting:

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If you develop fever and/or respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath or cough, the Greek Government advise that you stay indoors and immediately contact the National Public Health Organization’s 24 hr emergency Coronavirus line: 210 5212 054
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/health
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 17 March, 2020 @ 21:34:45
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Greece risks missing out on tourism season

The suspension of the operations and payments of major international tour operators such as Tui AG and the FTI Group due to the coronavirus epidemic are creating a cash drought for Greek tourism and threatening to devastate the season’s prospects.

Unless the situation reverts to normal by July, the second half will also be missed, leading many tourism-related companies to bankruptcy.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/250726/article/ekathimerini/business/greece-risks-missing-out-on-tourism-season
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 17 March, 2020 @ 21:49:05
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Greece has banned the entrance to any non-Greek or EU nationals in the country as of Thursday 6 a.m. unless it is for a 'very serious reason." Greeks or other European Union nationals arriving in the country are obliged to go into home quarantine for 14 days.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/250743/article/ekathimerini/news/coronavirus-cases-rise-to-387-as-fifth-death-reported
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Misty on Wednesday, 18 March, 2020 @ 14:59:48
As Maik says, Greece and many other places rely on tourism let's just hope the survival rates are high in all ways for everybody.
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: BeeTee on Wednesday, 18 March, 2020 @ 15:08:19
I had an EasyJet flight booked for March 31st to Kef (not that I would be going now probably until things settle down) and now received notification that the flight is cancelled with an option of full refund or change of date. Any others with flights booked might want to check their flight status. 
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: HiFi on Wednesday, 18 March, 2020 @ 15:52:00
Looks like EJ have cancelled all LGW to EFL until 1st May........
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: expat on Wednesday, 18 March, 2020 @ 19:30:53
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I had an EasyJet flight booked for March 31st to Kef (not that I would be going now probably until things settle down) and now received notification that the flight is cancelled with an option of full refund or change of date. Any others with flights booked might want to check their flight status.

We got back from Tenerife last night, been in lockdown for our two last days, very disappointed with sleazyjet, both flights for yesterday were cancelled (we were due on the earlier flight) the day before i signed in to ejet, to check, it showed our flight had been cancelled but allowed me to book the later flight same day, which i did, it was lucky that i checked at 8 in the morning and changed because they did not send us an email until 4.30pm to tell us the flight had been cancelled, there was nothing left then! they classed it as a rescue flight, lots of people got caught out and ended up stuck, the airport was like a war zone, huge queues to get drinks from a vending machine, loads wearing masks, we have put our Kalamata trip on hold for May, we have flight booked for Kef in September, i am not holding my breath for that, we shall see!   
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: TonyD on Wednesday, 18 March, 2020 @ 19:44:43
I tried to get a refund for my May 5th flight this morning, and was told No, both airports are still open, so if you cancel it will be a Choice
Realistically, I'm guessing from BeeTee's comment above, easyJet will do the honourable thing nearer the time.
At the moment I have a consultant advising stay indoors until December, and easyJet intimating they'll be running flights in May
All so jolly confusing 😷
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: TonyD on Wednesday, 18 March, 2020 @ 22:05:04
Just received an email from easyJet


"...Due to the unprecedented circumstances, we’re launching our winter schedule early so that if you have an existing booking you can change to a flight for travel up until February 2021.

We’ve waived our change fees until further notice, so you can currently amend the date and/or destination of your existing flight booking for free. The quickest and easiest way to do this is via Manage Bookings on our app. We’ve also got a dedicated Customer Service number to support those wanting to change existing bookings: 0330 365 5030.

Until midnight on Tuesday 24/3/20, fares for our flights from 25th October 2020 - 28th February 2021 will be available at or below £29.99 one way per person.
These fares are available on our website to book now..."

I'm thinking, worth a punt. Book a cheap return for Oct now, then swallow the Admin charge to change it to Summer 2022, by when the Four Horseman should have gone home


Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 19 March, 2020 @ 21:24:18
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Foreign travel advice
Greece


Summary

Updated:    19 March 2020
Latest update:    Update to information on travel restrictions and reduction in flight schedules related to coronavirus (COVID-19) ('Summary' and 'Health' pages)

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Greek government has announced that from 16 March, all people arriving in Greece from abroad are required to go into 14 days’ self-isolation. This is a mandatory measure, which the authorities will enforce by prosecution and fines. However UK nationals can continue to enter Greece and observe this restriction. UK nationals are not affected by the European Union’s measures to close EU borders to third country nationals.

Some airlines have begun to reduce their flight schedules to and from Greece, due to reduced demand. You should keep up to date with the latest advice from your airline, and contact them directly in case of disruption.

The authorities have imposed a ban on all cruise ships and sailboats landing in Greek ports.

The Greek authorities have introduced a number of precautionary measures in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These include the closure of schools, public meeting places, including bars and restaurants, museums and archaeological sites, beach clubs and shopping malls.

For further information on specific requirements, including what you should do if you develop symptoms of coronavirus in Greece, See Health. (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/health/#coronavirus)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 20 March, 2020 @ 02:58:15
Somewhat conflicting news below:

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Coronavirus – All hotels in Greece to shut down by end of April

The Greek Ministry of Tourism has announced the suspension of full-year operating hotels by the end of April. There will be one hotel open per regional unit capital city and three hotels in Athens and Thessaloniki. The measure will take affect from midnight March 22 to 23.
http://en.protothema.gr/coronavirus-all-greek-hotels-to-shut-down-by-end-of-april/


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Government orders seasonal hotels to remain closured through 30 April

n its first measure regarding the tourism sector beyond financial support for employees due to the Coronavirus pandemic , who are included in horizontal measures to support labour, the government has ordered the closure of seasonal Greek hotels and other tourist facilities through 30 August, though the tempest for tourism is expected to drag through the summer tourist season.

As yet there is no ban on the operation of year-round hotels and other tourist facilities.

The closures ordered by the government – which pertain to seasonal tourist facilities that have not opened yet – aside from hotels covers camping facilities, youth hostels, condohotels, and furnished villas and homes.
https://www.tovima.gr/2020/03/19/international/government-orders-seasonal-hotels-to-remain-closured-through-30-april/

Most news sources go with the all year hotels version.
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 20 March, 2020 @ 02:59:25
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Coronavirus lockdown: No flights to & from Greece starting from Sunday

The decision to halt all passenger flights to Greece due to a coronavirus on Sunday afternoon will be announced by the government.

The decision will exclude specific cargo flights mainly for catering products.
http://en.protothema.gr/coronavirus-lockdown-no-flights-to-from-greece-starting-from-sunday/
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 20 March, 2020 @ 21:08:35
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Foreign travel advice
Greece


Summary

Updated:    20 March 2020
Latest update:    Update to information on planned closure of most accommodation at midnight (local time) on 22 March due to coronavirus (COVID-19) ('Summary' and 'Health' pages)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) recommends that British nationals who wish to leave Greece, contact their travel operator to make arrangements to do so as soon as possible. This is in response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and in line with various controls and restrictions imposed by the Greek authorities. British nationals in Greece should follow the advice of the Greek authorities. See coronavirus (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/coronavirus)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece


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Coronavirus

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) recommends that British nationals who wish to leave Greece, contact their travel operator to make arrangements to do so as soon as possible. This is in response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and in line with various controls and restrictions imposed by the Greek authorities. British nationals in Greece should follow the advice of the Greek authorities.

The Greek government has announced that from 16 March, all people arriving in Greece from abroad are required to go into 14 days’ self-isolation.

This is a mandatory measure, which the authorities will enforce by prosecution and fines. UK nationals are not affected by the European Union’s measures to close EU borders to third country nationals.

The Greek authorities announced on 19 March that most accommodation, including hotels, will close at midnight (local time) on Sunday 22 March, in order to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. At present, AirBnB accommodation remains available.

Flights continue to operate between Greece and the UK. Overall airline capacity between Greece and the UK remains good. Some airlines have begun to reduce their flight schedules to and from Greece, due to reduced demand. You should keep up to date with the latest advice from your airline, and contact them directly in case of disruption.

The authorities have imposed a ban on all cruise ships and sailboats landing in Greek ports.
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/coronavirus

Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 20 March, 2020 @ 21:31:30
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Mandatory 14-Day Quarantine for Passengers Arriving in Greece from Abroad in Effect from Friday Noon

A mandatory 14-day quarantine for those coming to Greece by plane from abroad will apply from noon on Friday, March 20 for all people that arrive in Greece by air. The measure was imposed by Deputy Citizen Protection and Crisis Management Minister Nikos Hardalias for the containment of the spread of coronavirus.

Police will check on passengers to ensure they are observing the home quarantine rules, either through on-the-spot inspections or through frequent calls to their land line at home.

These will begin once an Act of Legislative Content outlining the above measures is issued by the citizen protection ministry, while according to sources, those that infringe the measures will face charges, along with a 5,000-euro fine.
https://www.thenationalherald.com/292982/mandatory-14-day-quarantine-for-passengers-arriving-in-greece-from-abroad-in-effect-from-friday-noon/
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 20 March, 2020 @ 23:08:06
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Foreign travel advice
Greece


Summary

Updated:    20 March 2020
Latest update:    Update to information on additional measures announced 20 March, including restrictions on travel to Greek islands (for all non-permanent island residents) due to to coronavirus (COVID-19) (Summary and Coronavirus pages)

On 20 March, the authorities announced restrictions on travel to the Greek islands, with effect from 0600 local time on Saturday 21 March. This is to prevent the spread of coronavirus. In order to purchase a ticket to travel to an island, you will need to provide proof of permanent residence (via a tax certificate) on the island to which you wish to travel. One-way travel from islands to the mainland is not restricted.
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/coronavirus
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Monday, 23 March, 2020 @ 22:01:00
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary

Updated:    23 March 2020
Latest update:    Addition of information on the suspension of direct flights between UK and Greece from midnight local time on 23 March, due to coronavirus (COVID-19) ('Coronavirus','Return to the UK' and 'Summary' pages)

On 23 March, the Greek authorities announced the suspension of direct commercial flights between the UK and Greece (in both directions) with effect from midnight local time on 23 March. This suspension will be in place until 3pm local time on 15 April. At present, it is possible to travel indirectly between Greece and the UK (and vice versa). You should contact airlines or travel operators directly for more information. Please contact the British Embassy in Athens if you need assistance. You should note that the UK advises against all non-essential travel overseas. Travellers to Greece must follow restrictions imposed by Greek authorities. See Coronavirus (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/coronavirus)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 26 March, 2020 @ 23:49:44
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary

Updated:     26 March 2020
Latest update:    Addition of information on possible repatriation measures with relevance to British nationals who are permanent residents of Greece ('Coronavirus' and 'Return to the UK' pages)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 16 April, 2020 @ 17:35:33
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary

Updated:     16 April 2020
Latest update:    Updated to reflect extension on ban on direct UK-Greece/ Greece-UK flights until 15 May; eligibility of some UK nationals for financial assistance in returning to UK; ban on swimming in public places ('Coronavirus', 'Return to the UK', and ‘Safety and Security’ pages)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

Return to the UK (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/return-to-the-uk)
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 17 April, 2020 @ 00:14:39
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary

Updated:    16 April 2020
Latest update:    Updated advice for those wishing to return to the UK ('Coronavirus' and 'Return to the UK' pages)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

Coronavirus (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/coronavirus) / Return to the UK (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/return-to-the-uk)
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Monday, 11 May, 2020 @ 02:47:05
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Foreign travel advice
Greece


Summary

Updated:    11 May 2020
Latest update:    Updated information on measures relating to coronavirus. See 'Summary' and 'Return to UK' pages.
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

Summary (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece) / Return to the UK (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/return-to-the-uk)
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 15 May, 2020 @ 20:22:41
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Flight bans extended for seven countries

Greek authorities on Friday announced they were extending a ban on passenger flights to and from Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain and the Netherlands until May 31.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/252719/article/ekathimerini/news/flight-bans-extended-for-seven-countries
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Monday, 18 May, 2020 @ 03:03:29
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary

Updated:    17 May 2020
Latest update:    Updated information on local measures relating to coronavirus. ('Return to UK' and 'Staying during coronavirus' pages)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece


Return to the UK (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/return-to-the-uk) / Staying during coronavirus (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/staying-during-coronavirus)
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 19 May, 2020 @ 16:14:18
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Greece Extends 14-day Quarantine for all Int’l Arrivals by Air

Greece is extending the 14-day self-quarantine required for anyone crossing its borders by air until the end of May, according to a notice to airmen (NOTAM) announced by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Monday.

According to the NOTAM, the measure of mandatory 14-day quarantine for passengers (of all nationalities) arriving to Greece by air, from all international destinations, has been extended until Sunday, May 31, at 23:59.
https://news.gtp.gr/2020/05/18/greece-extends-14-day-quarantine-all-arrivals-air
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 20 May, 2020 @ 20:32:36
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Greece says no coronavirus tests, no quarantine for tourists this summer

Tourists will be allowed to enter Greece without taking a coronavirus test or remaining in quarantine when international flights restart on July 1, but health officials will conduct spot tests when required, Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis said on Wednesday.

Flights will initially only land in Athens’ International Airport when services resume on June 15 but will eventually extend to all the airports as of July 1, he said.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/252875/article/ekathimerini/news/greece-says-no-coronavirus-tests-no-quarantine-for-tourists-this-summer
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: TonyD on Wednesday, 20 May, 2020 @ 21:00:45
🎵What a difference a day makes🎵
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 21 May, 2020 @ 01:24:16
Well, it seems as though there's some confusion but I did see Haris Theoharis, Greek tourism minister, interviewed on ITV and he did say Brits need not apply. At least, he didn't think the UK's coronavirus record would be good enough by 01 July. Report and video clip of interview on itv.com/news (https://www.itv.com/news/2020-05-20/greece-to-allow-international-flights-to-tourist-destinations-from-july-1/).

And even if Brits are allowed to holiday in Greece in the near future, the "air bridges" allowing Brits to travel abroad and not quarantine on return to UK appears to be fantasy, according to the Daily Telegraph (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2020/05/20/grant-shapps-air-bridges-plan-holidaymakers-escape-quarantine/).
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 21 May, 2020 @ 01:37:57
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Updated:     20 May 2020
Latest update:    Addition of information and advice on financial support (‘Staying during coronavirus’ page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece


Staying during coronavirus  (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/staying-during-coronavirus)
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Monday, 25 May, 2020 @ 02:20:02
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary

Updated:    24 May 2020
Latest update:    Update to local coronavirus-related measures. British nationals arriving in Greece will be tested for coronavirus on arrival, and required to go into 14 days’ self-isolation. (‘Summary', 'Return to the UK', 'Staying during coronavirus’ and 'Entry requirements' pages)

Everyone arriving in Greece from abroad must go into 14 days’ self-isolation. See Entry requirements for more information.
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece


Return to the UK (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/return-to-the-uk) / Staying during coronavirus (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/staying-during-coronavirus) / Entry requirements (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/entry-requirements)
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Monday, 01 June, 2020 @ 02:20:22
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary

Updated:    31 May 2020
Latest update:    Update to local coronavirus-related measures. ('Return to the UK' and 'Staying during coronavirus’ pages)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece


Return to the UK (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/return-to-the-uk) / Staying during coronavirus (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/staying-during-coronavirus)

Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Monday, 01 June, 2020 @ 03:11:03
Now seems that it all depends on which UK airport you fly to Greece from. Quotes are from an article in The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/31/greece-to-resume-flights-from-uk-on-15-june-with-strict-rules):

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Greece to resume flights from UK on 15 June with strict rules

Greece has announced it is ready to “welcome the world”, and that it will resume flights to the country’s two major airports as of mid-June, including from the UK.

Seeking to clarify a previous announcement, the centre-right government said all air links with Athens and Thessaloniki, the northern capital, will be reinstated from 15 June “in a bridge phase” before direct flights to mainland and island destinations restart on 1 July.

The rules, however, will be strict. Passengers flying in from airports deemed by the EU’s aviation safety agency (EASA) to be in areas with “high risk of transmission of Covid-19” will be required to stay overnight in a designated hotel for testing. “If the test is negative then the passenger self-quarantines for seven days,” said a statement released by the Greek foreign ministry at the weekend. “If the test is positive, the passenger is quarantined under supervision for 14 days.”

Those found to not have the highly contagious virus could continue their journey and self-isolate wherever they were headed, but people who tested positive would be monitored by doctors in a hotel both paid for and appointed by the government, officials said.

OK, so that's if you fly from an airport deemed to be in an area with a high risk of transmission of Covid-19. If you can find a UK airport not in an area with high risk of transmission of Covid-19 and that's flying to your part of Greece, then:

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“If your travel originated from an airport not in the EASA affected-area list, then you are only subject to random tests upon arrival,” the statement said.

The two-tier system will end and only spot checks will be conducted once direct international flights resume in July.

Way that reads to me: you can live and work in an area with a high risk of transmission of Covid-19 but if you fly from an airport not on the Greek blacklist then, hey, you might just get randomly tested upon arrival, or you might not. Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester are among ten UK airports on the blacklist, no idea what the others are or if there are actually any UK airports not on the list. Also reads to me as though, from 01 July, it's open season. Hmmmmmmm.........
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: HiFi on Monday, 01 June, 2020 @ 06:06:37
I don't think Cardiff or Bournemouth were on the blacklist? I think it's badly worded, as of course there are no direct flights in June to Greece from the UK?
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Jolly Roger on Monday, 01 June, 2020 @ 07:55:53
I don't think Cardiff or Bournemouth were on the blacklist? I think it's badly worded, as of course there are no direct flights in June to Greece from the UK?

Aegean are flying Heathrow to Athens through June.
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: HiFi on Monday, 01 June, 2020 @ 09:07:13
Well they're not cancelled yet...let's put it that way......
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: TonyD on Monday, 01 June, 2020 @ 09:18:51
Inconvenient rather than insurmountable

Heathrow > Frankfurt > Athens > Kef
Or
UK to Ireland on your UK passport, then Ireland to Greece on your Irish passport
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Monday, 01 June, 2020 @ 16:40:33
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It has now been confirmed that Greece will also accept arrivals from airports deemed high-risk by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which includes British airports, but that they will be subject to testing and possible quarantine.

Tourism minister Harry Theoharis told the ANA-MPA news agency: “Tourists originating from airports listed on EASA are obliged to be tested once they land in Greece and remain at a designated hotel for one day. If the test turns out negative, these visitors will then be obliged to observe a seven-day quarantine. If their sample is positive, they will remain in a 14-day quarantine and their health will be monitored."
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/01/travel-restrictions-greece-will-allow-return-british-tourists/

Hm, slightly different to what I understood. Now seems you'll be able to fly from Heathrow / Gatwick / Manchester, etc, but have to spend a week in quarantine (plus one day mandatory for all new arrivals) if the test results say you don't have Covid-19, or two weeks (+ 1 day?) if the test results are positive.

And, so far, still two weeks quarantine upon return to the UK.

Can't see Greece getting many UK visitors as things stand  :dunno:
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 04 June, 2020 @ 20:16:41
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary

Updated:    4 June 2020
Latest update:    Updated information on testing of coronavirus and self-isolation when entering Greece ('Summary' and 'Entry requirement' pages) and updated information on reopening some hotels ('Staying during coronavirus' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

Summary (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece) / Entry requirements (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/entry-requirements) / Staying during coronavirus (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/staying-during-coronavirus)

Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Monday, 08 June, 2020 @ 16:57:11
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary

Updated:    8 June 2020
Latest update:    New information on rules for entering the UK from 8 June. ('Return to the UK' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

Return to the UK (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/return-to-the-uk)
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 13 June, 2020 @ 05:17:50
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UK travellers unable to fly to Greece as country reopens
Ban on air travel between Britain and Greece to continue until June 30, unlike other countries

It was meant to be the moment when Greece “welcomed the world”. But in another about-turn, travellers on flights from the UK will not be accepted when the Mediterranean country reopens to tourism on Monday.

Bowing to new advice from the EU, Athens announced on Friday that the suspension of air links with Britain, in effect since March, will continue to be enforced until 30 June.
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/jun/12/uk-travellers-unable-to-fly-to-greece-as-country-reopens
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Karavados on Monday, 15 June, 2020 @ 16:05:56


  “These were EU recommendations, we had to go along with them,” said a senior government source.

Well , if that's true, at least it's ( still ) very clear who runs Greece.


But maybe that's just a convenient excuse to hide the … No Brits, thanks all the same, just mail your holiday money to us instead !
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 19 June, 2020 @ 11:55:53
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Everything you need to know about visiting Greece this summer
Is Greek island hopping back on the cards?

As tentative signs start to emerge of a revival for the travel industry, our minds are turning to potential holiday destinations for this summer.

With sun, sea and dolmades, Greece has long been a popular travel destination for Britons in need of some vitamin D.

But can British holidaymakers get there? And will we even be welcome?

Here’s everything you need to know.
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/greece-holidays-athens-greek-islands-santorini-flights-summer-quarantine-a9573781.html
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Monday, 22 June, 2020 @ 19:37:19
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:    22 June 2020
Latest update:    Updated information about testing for coronavirus and requirement to go into self-isolation when entering Greece ('Summary' and 'Entry requirement' pages) and re-opening of hotels and AirBnB accommodation ('Staying during coronavirus' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

Summary (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece?) / Entry requirements (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/entry-requirements) / Staying during coronavirus (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/staying-during-coronavirus)
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 28 June, 2020 @ 12:13:33
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Simon Calder’s guide to overseas summer holidays in 2020

On 6 July, 111 days after the Foreign Office warned against foreign travel, British holidaymakers will once again be able to go abroad.

For millions of travellers, the brakes will be off – and many countries are eager to welcome UK holidaymakers, despite the relatively high prevalence of Covid-19.

Countries deemed by the Joint Biosecurity Centre to be handling the pandemic well, with low and declining rates of infection, will be given either amber or green status.

This status will allow returning travellers, and inbound tourists to the UK, to avoid the need to self-isolate for 14 days.

Amber status indicates nations where there is some risk of quarantine being re-introduced in the event of a rise in Covid-19 cases.

“Green” countries are those where the rates are so low that renewed quarantine status is highly unlikely.

The FCO will simultaneously lift its warning to the chosen nations.

The list of favoured countries will be revealed by Wednesday, 1 July.

While travel to Greece will also be given the go-ahead, the nation’s tourism minister has indicated that British visitors may not immediately be welcome.
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/coronavirus-summer-holiday-uk-quarantine-flights-full-guide-a9589466.html

Article goes on to mention that flying - and airports - may not be the usual pleasant(?) experience.


Edit: See also:

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Welcome to Greece!

    Beginning July 1, 2020, the Greek government has determined how the country will welcome travellers, 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 travellers are obliged to complete their PLF at least 48 hours before entering the country, providing detailed information on their point of departure, the duration of previous stays in other countries, and the address of your stay while in Greece.
https://travel.gov.gr/
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: johnt7959 on Monday, 29 June, 2020 @ 08:36:11
The website for the PLF form seems to show a blank screen. Has anyone else succeeded in downloading the form?
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: TonyD on Monday, 29 June, 2020 @ 10:18:44
The website for the PLF form seems to show a blank screen. Has anyone else succeeded in downloading the form?
Using the link in post above, I'm seeing an online form to fill in rather than a form to download.

If we're talking about the same thing, try a different browser or try clearing your current browser's cache.
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: TonyD on Monday, 29 June, 2020 @ 19:10:33
(http://goinggreek.info/gallery/16_29_06_20_7_11_26.jpeg)

Greece extends UK travel ban to Jul 15th (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-53216079)
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: TonyD on Monday, 29 June, 2020 @ 19:27:13
Sorry about the Link in previous post - that'll teach me to Hyperlink to a LIVE site

Here's what it would have said;

"...Greece has decided to ban all flights from the UK until 15 July, according to Athens News Agency.
The current ban was expiring on 1 July but the Greek government has extended it for two more weeks...."
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 30 June, 2020 @ 01:55:27
Happens to the best of us, Tony! So this might be of (very minor) interest: an article about the "Latest Travel protocol for Greece" on greekreporter.com (https://greece.greekreporter.com/2020/06/29/latest-travel-protocol-for-greece-algorithm-allows-smart-covid-testing/)

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The targeted testings will be based on special software that calculates which tourists are more likely to be carriers of Covid-19. The Passenger Locator Form (PLF) (https://usa.greekreporter.com/2020/06/28/greek-americans-hold-vigil-demand-justice-for-george-zapantis/) is now a key element for travel to Greece.

Link supposedly to the Passenger Locator Form actually leads to an article about George Zapantis. Hey ho!

We woz tipped off about Brits not being immediately welcome but if anyone wants confirmation about the 15 July start date it can be found on ekathimerini.com (https://www.ekathimerini.com/254202/article/ekathimerini/news/greece-says-it-will-not-allow-direct-flights-from-uk-sweden-until-july-15) ,etc.
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: expat on Tuesday, 30 June, 2020 @ 12:07:56
Zakynthos is recording a new case of coronavirus, after a positive man was found who entered the hospital on Sunday night with a high fever.

According to information, the man of Zakynthian origin had recently returned from Germany to our island where he showed symptoms, as a result of which he came to the Hospital for examination.

The man received a sample which was sent to the Pasteur Institute and tested positive.

Now Zakynthos counts the 7th positive case of coronary heart disease, after a long time that no one had.

This development comes just one day before tourism opens on the island.
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: TonyD on Tuesday, 30 June, 2020 @ 12:52:20
Here, at last, a link to the elusive Passenger Locator Form (PLF) (https://travel.gov.gr/#/form) itself.
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 30 June, 2020 @ 21:58:16
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:    30 June 2020
Latest update:    Addition of information on changes to entry requirements ('Summary' and 'Entry requirements' pages)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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You must complete a Passenger Locator Form, at least 48 hours before your arrival in Greece. Anyone arriving in Greece from abroad may be required to take a test for coronavirus (COVID-19), and to undergo a period of self-isolation/quarantine. The specific arrangements that apply depend on your point of departure. See Entry requirements for more information (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/entry-requirements).
Summary (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece)

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Entry requirements

Restrictions in response to coronavirus

You must complete an online Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least 48 hours before your arrival in Greece. The form is online (https://travel.gov.gr/#/), in English. Once you have completed the form, you will receive a QR code (which you can display either on your mobile phone, or on a printed piece of paper). You will need to show this code to the Greek authorities on your arrival in Greece.

You must wear a face mask at all times when on an aeroplane or ferry travelling to or from Greece; and whilst at airports.

When you arrive in Greece, the Greek authorities will scan the QR code generated when you completed the PLF form, and may direct you for health screening (including testing for coronavirus). The Greek authorities’ instructions will differ according to whether you arrive by land, sea or air. Check out the requirements that will apply to you on the PLF form page (https://travel.gov.gr/#/).

The Greek authorities may require you to undergo testing for coronavirus, as part of health screening after you arrive in Greece. Any passenger entering Greece is liable to be asked to undergo a test, but you are likely to be asked if you have arrived from a country outside of the EU (including the UK), either directly or via indirect flights. If you are a British national who lives permanently within the EU, or have been in another EU country for some time before travelling on to Greece, you may be asked to prove that you have not recently travelled from the UK.

After testing, you will need to self-isolate at the address given on your PLF form, filled out prior to your arrival in Greece. You will be contacted by the Greek authorities with your test results, and given further instructions (e.g. whether you are free to leave your accommodation, or must self-isolate for a longer period). If your test result is negative, you will no longer need to self-isolate. If your test result is positive, the Greek authorities are likely to ask you to self-isolate in government-provided accommodation for 14 days.

You must comply with all instructions given by the Greek authorities. Failure to do so may result in you being refused permission to enter Greece and / or legal enforcement.

You should also be aware that if other passengers on your flight subsequently test positive, you may be subject to further quarantine/ self isolation requirements. These will be mandatory and you should comply with the Greek Authorities’ requirements.

British nationals are not affected by the European Union’s measures to close EU borders to non-EU country nationals. If you’re a British national, you can still enter Greece, but you must comply with the Greek authorities’ requirements, including on testing and self-isolation.
Entry requirements (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/entry-requirements)
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 02 July, 2020 @ 20:36:59
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Foreign travel advice
Greece


Summary

Updated:    2 July 2020
Latest update:    Editorial review to remove ‘Return to the UK’ section and improve ‘Coronavirus’ section'
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

Coronavirus (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/coronavirus)
Title: Re: Travel to Greece like PM's dad Stanley Johnson
Post by: Karavados on Friday, 03 July, 2020 @ 11:48:10
  No problems traveling to Greece  !

Just do as Stanley has done .



PM's dad Stanley Johnson accused of defying lockdown rules to fly to Greece

https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/stanley-johnson-boris-lockdown-rules-greece-115325256.html




I wonder what the local authorities will do, to make his visit … that bit more special … ?


Edit: link shortened
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 03 July, 2020 @ 20:41:29
Allegedly he flew to Bulgaria then, hm, walked hundreds of miles to the Pelion? It would be one hell of a taxi fare and I can't quite see him getting a bus... and another bus... and another...  not sure how Bulgarian car hire companies would feel about their cars being taken across national borders but I'm sure he can afford to buy a car, never mind rent one.

Now, a bit of news that's handy for Stanley:

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Greece on UK's list of 59 countries whose passengers will not have to quarantine
https://www.ekathimerini.com/254359/article/ekathimerini/news/greece-on-uks-list-of-59-countries-whose-passengers-will-not-have-to-quarantine
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 03 July, 2020 @ 20:46:41
And if your holiday in Hellas doesn't go according to plan...

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What Happens If I Get Covid-19 on My Holidays in Greece?

Greece conducted more that 6,500 tests for Covid-19 at airports across the country on the first day it re-opened its borders to travelers on Wednesday, with the first 250 samples coming out negative, airport and health authorities said on Thursday.

But what happens if you do come down with Covid-19 while you are on holiday in Greece? According to guidelines issued by the National Public Health Organization (EODY) and the health ministry the following applies:
https://news.gtp.gr/2020/07/02/what-happens-if-i-get-covid-19-on-my-holidays-in-greece
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 03 July, 2020 @ 20:51:39
Quote
Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary

Updated:     3 July 2020
Latest update:    From 4 July, Greece is exempt from the FCO advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Monday, 06 July, 2020 @ 13:40:26
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Greece to resume direct flights with the UK from July 15, gov't spokesman says

Greece will start accepting direct flights from the UK from July 15, government spokesman Stelios Petsas said on Monday.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/254416/article/ekathimerini/news/greece-to-resume-direct-flights-with-the-uk-from-july-15-govt-spokesman-says
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 08 July, 2020 @ 12:37:14
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Changes to PLF Form for Travelers to Greece

All travelers to Greece will be required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) 24 hoursnot 48 hours as was the case until now – prior to travel starting July 9, the Greek Civil Aviation (HCAA) authority announced on Monday.
https://news.gtp.gr/2020/07/07/changes-plf-form-travelers-greece/?
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 15 July, 2020 @ 02:00:19
Quote
Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:    14 July 2020
Latest update:    Update to information on healthcare in Greece in response to the COVID-19 pandemic ('Coronavirus' page).
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

Coronavirus (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/coronavirus)
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 16 July, 2020 @ 21:45:59
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Results of Covid-19 tests to 6,000 tourists from UK to determine if Greek borders remain open

The result of the sweeping Covid-19 tests carried out on the approximately 6,000 British tourists who arrived in Greece today, Wednesday, will determine whether or not the Greek borders will remain open for tourists entering the country from the UK.

According to the plan, almost all tourists arriving in Greece will be tested and if the number (and percentage) of those who test positive is low, not exceeding 30-40 cases, then with strict and ongoing epidemiological surveillance tests Britain’s tourism market will remain open.

However, if the numbers of those infected are higher, the government is committed to closing the borders again, weighing that the cost of the risk of spreading the coronavirus is far more important than any benefits for the tourism industry.
http://en.protothema.gr/results-of-covid-19-tests-to-6000-tourists-from-uk-to-determine-if-greek-borders-remain-open/
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 17 July, 2020 @ 21:40:53
Quote
Foreign travel advice
Greece


Summary

Updated:    17 July 2020
Latest update:    Update to information on entry requirements for arrival in Greece by land, sea and air ('Summary' and 'Entry requirements' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece


Summary (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece) / Entry requirements (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/entry-requirements)
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 23 July, 2020 @ 13:26:37
Quote
Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:    23 July 2020
Latest update:    Updated information about testing for COVID-19 when entering Greece ('Entry requirements' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece


Entry requirements (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/entry-requirements)
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 29 July, 2020 @ 02:17:08
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:    28 July 2020
Latest update:    From 29 July 2020, it is obligatory to wear a face mask in supermarkets, cafes, banks, government offices, retail outlets, barbershops, hairdressers and related establishments ('Coronavirus' pages).
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece


Coronavirus (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/coronavirus)
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 29 July, 2020 @ 19:52:30
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary

Updated:    29 July 2020
Latest update:    Update to information about the use of face-masks on public transport and in public spaces. ('Coronavirus' section)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

Coronavirus (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/coronavirus)
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 06 August, 2020 @ 18:38:19
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:    6 August 2020
Latest update:    Update to information about the use of face masks on ferries and in public indoor spaces, land border restrictions and addition of information on negative COVID-19 testing and ports at which cruise ships may dock from 1 August ('Coronavirus' and 'Entry requirements' pages)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece


Coronavirus (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/coronavirus) / Entry requirements (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/entry-requirements)
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 08 August, 2020 @ 01:50:45
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:    7 August 2020
Latest update:    Addition of information and advice on local coronavirus (COVID-19) measures on the island of Poros ('Coronavirus' page) and update to information on Passenger Locator Form completion, provision of negative coronavirus test results and land border restrictions ('Summary' and 'Entry requirements' pages)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece


Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Monday, 10 August, 2020 @ 22:56:40
Quote
Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:    10 August 2020
Latest update:     Update to information on Passenger Locator Form completion. ('Summary' and 'Entry requirements' pages)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece


Summary (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece) / Entry requirements (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/entry-requirements)
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 11 August, 2020 @ 17:48:28
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Covid-19: Greece Announces Changes for Travel Through Land Borders

All travelers entering Greece’s land borders as of August 17 will be obliged to present a negative molecular test result (PCR) for coronavirus (Covid-19) conducted no more than 72 hours prior.

The test must be performed in the country of origin and the result must be in English. The travelers’ name and passport number or ID card must be included on the result.
https://news.gtp.gr/2020/08/10/covid-19-greece-announces-changes-for-travel-through-land-borders/
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 13 August, 2020 @ 01:41:39
Quote
Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:     12 August 2020
Latest update:.    Updated information on public events and night-time closures of food and drink outlets in some areas (‘Coronavirus’ page) and new requirements from 17 August if entering Greece via a land border, or by air from Sweden, Czech Republic, Belgium, Spain or the Netherlands (‘Entry requirements’ page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

Coronavirus (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/coronavirus) / Entry requirements (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/entry-requirements)
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 15 August, 2020 @ 03:00:22
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:    14 August 2020
Latest update:    Updated information about local restrictions for the 15 August holiday period (‘Coronavirus’ page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

Quote
On 14 August, the Greek authorities also announced the following restrictions ahead of the 15 August holiday period:

* Limit of 50 people for public and social events, except those to which special rules apply, such as restaurants, theatres, cinemas, until August 31, in coronavirus affected areas.
* Recommendation for strict observance of sanitary measures and use of masks in places of worship as well as places where there will be significant gatherings for the 15th of August.
* Recommendation for special hygiene measures on public transport such as ships; there will be extra precautions at ports.
* Recommendation for the use of a mask in all enclosed spaces and in outdoor gatherings where normal social distancing cannot be observed.
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/coronavirus
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 20 August, 2020 @ 17:51:53
Quote
Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:     20 August 2020
Latest update:     Updated information on local restrictions in response to Coronavirus ('Coronavirus' page).
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

Coronavirus (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/coronavirus)
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Monday, 24 August, 2020 @ 21:30:50
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:     24 August 2020
Latest update:    Addition of information on restrictions in place on the island of Lesvos from from 6am on 24 August until 6am on 1 September ('Coronavirus' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece


Nothing relevant to Kef but some useful info on islands where stricter measures have been introduced: Coronavirus (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/coronavirus)
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 25 August, 2020 @ 21:12:45
As above:

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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:     25 August 2020
Latest update:    Addition of information on restrictions in place on the island of Crete from 6am on 25 August until 6am on 1 September ('Coronavirus' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

Coronavirus (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/coronavirus)

Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 29 August, 2020 @ 03:11:34
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:     28 August 2020
Latest update:    Addition of information on restrictions in place on the island of Zante (Zakynthos) from 29 August ('Coronavirus' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

Coronavirus (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/coronavirus)
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 02 September, 2020 @ 01:42:58
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Cabinet statement
Written Statement: Coronavirus (Covid-19) –Travellers returning to Wales from Zante/Zakynthos


Last updated: 1 September 2020
https://gov.wales/written-statement-coronavirus-covid-19-travellers-returning-wales-zantezakynthos
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 02 September, 2020 @ 01:45:49
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Greece added to Scotland quarantine list while Zante to Cardiff flight travellers must self-isolate

Travellers from Greece will be required to self-isolate at home for 14 days on arrival into Scotland as of Thursday morning, the Scottish government has said.

In Wales, meanwhile, passengers from Zante are being asked to self-isolate following a flight last week from which several people tested positive for coronavirus.
https://www.itv.com/news/2020-09-01/greece-added-to-scotland-quarantine-list-while-zante-to-cardiff-flight-travellers-must-self-isolate
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: BeeTee on Wednesday, 02 September, 2020 @ 12:03:19
Tui halts trips to Zante resort of Laganas after virus clusters

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53993399
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 02 September, 2020 @ 13:08:55
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:    2 September 2020
Latest update:    If you’re returning to Wales from Zakynthos (Zante), you may be required to self isolate for 14 days, and request a coronavirus test once you arrive home ('Summary). Updated information on 'Local measures and restrictions' in response to coronavirus ('Coronavirus' page).

Greece is exempt from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)’s advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

If you are returning to Scotland from Greece on or after 3 September, you may need to self-isolate on your return. Check the latest guidance from the Scottish Government, and separate guidance if returning to England (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors), Wales (https://gov.wales/exemptions-self-isolation-coronavirus-covid-19-html) or Northern Ireland (https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-advice).
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 02 September, 2020 @ 13:16:10
Tui halts trips to Zante resort of Laganas after virus clusters

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53993399


I wondered if holiday companies might do that rather than pull out of countries wholesale. However, according to that BBC link,

"Wales' Health Minister Vaughan Gething... called on the UK government to agree to meeting the devolved nations on Wednesday to urgently discuss removing Greece from the nations' quarantine exemptions lists. The meeting usually goes ahead on Thursdays."

So England might follow Scotland and remove Greece from the 'green list'. Even though:

"When a country surpasses 20 cases per 100,000 people in the past week, the UK government normally imposes 14 days of self-isolation on returning travellers. There were 14.0 coronavirus cases per 100,000 people in Greece in the seven days to 31 August, down from 14.9 a week earlier."


Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: TonyD on Wednesday, 02 September, 2020 @ 14:02:06
The Balearics vs Catalan restrictions suggest the Home Office (more likely Border Force) have no appetite for defining specific areas within a country

Little being discussed about how those returning Welsh passengers became infected.
No doubt it happened whilst in Zakynthos, unless they were all on a long weekend break.
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 02 September, 2020 @ 21:50:16
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Summary


Updated:    2 September 2020
Latest update:    From 3 September, mandatory requirement to self-isolate if returning to Scotland, unless you are exempt ('Summary' page)

If you are returning to Scotland from Greece on or after 3 September, you will need to self-isolate on your return (unless you are exempt). Check the latest guidance from the Scottish Government, and separate guidance if returning to England, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you’re returning to Wales from Zakynthos (Zante), you may be required to self isolate for 14 days, and request a coronavirus test once you arrive home. More information is available from the Welsh Government.
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 03 September, 2020 @ 21:55:43
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Summary


Updated:    3 September 2020
Latest update:    From 4 September, mandatory requirement to self-isolate if returning to Wales from the islands of Mykonos, Zakynthos (Zante), Lesvos, Paros and Antiparos and Crete ('Summary' page)

If you’re returning to Wales on our [sic] after Friday 4 September from the islands of Mykonos, Zakynthos (Zante), Lesvos, Paros and Antiparos and Crete you are required to self isolate for 14 days. More information is available from the Welsh Government (https://gov.wales/written-statement-health-protection-coronavirus-international-travel-wales-amendments-1).
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Monday, 07 September, 2020 @ 21:15:01
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Summary


Updated:    7 September 2020
Latest update:    Addition of information on entry requirements and passport validity from January 2021 (see ‘Entry requirements’ page)

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development office (FCDO) advise against all but essential travel to the islands of Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. The rest of Greece remains exempt from the FCDO’s advice against all non-essential international travel.

The FCDO is not advising those already travelling in Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos to leave at this time. You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Contact your travel operator if you have any questions about your return journey.

If you are returning to the UK from Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos on or after 8 September, you may need to self-isolate on your return. Check the latest guidance (https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control) for England and Northern Ireland.
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 09 September, 2020 @ 21:03:28
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Summary


Updated:    9 September 2020
Latest update:    Addition of information on the mandatory requirement to self isolate if returning to Wales from Santorini, Serifos and Tinos from 9 September. Update on a fire at the Moria camp for migrants on the island of Lesvos and wildfires in Attica (‘Summary’ page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 11 September, 2020 @ 13:36:56
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Summary


Updated:    11 September 2020
Latest update:    Addition of information regarding new local measures announced for Pella, Pieria, Imathia and Kilkis (‘Coronavirus’ page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 17 September, 2020 @ 02:15:42
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Summary


Updated:    16 September 2020
Latest update:    Removal of COVID-related restrictions in Paros and Antiparos; additional information on COVID-related restrictions in Attica     ('Coronavirus' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 19 September, 2020 @ 14:58:39
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Summary


Updated:    19 September 2020
Latest update:    Storm Ianos has caused damage to infrastructure and utilities (water and power supplies) in parts of Western Greece, including Keffalonia, Zakynthos and Ithaca. You should stay up-to-date on developments and follow the advice of the local authorities ('Summary and 'Natural disasters' pages)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Monday, 21 September, 2020 @ 21:59:26
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Summary


Updated:    21 September 2020
Latest update:    Update to information on further coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions applying in Attica including movement and use of face masks ('Coronavirus' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 02 October, 2020 @ 20:29:44
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Updated:    02 October 2020
Latest update:    New information on road deaths in Greece in 2019 (‘Safety and security' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 08 October, 2020 @ 22:47:58
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Summary


Updated:    08 October 2020
Latest update:    The islands of Lesvos, Milos (Serifos), Tinos, Santorini and Zakynthos are now exempt from the FCDO advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. There are also changes to self-isolation requirements on return from these islands. ('Summary' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 10 October, 2020 @ 10:41:49
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Summary


Updated:    09 October 2020
Latest update:    Updated information on local restriction ("Coronavirus") & Entry Requirements ("Entry Requirements")
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece


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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 15 October, 2020 @ 22:47:43
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Summary


Updated:    15 October 2020
Latest update:    The island of Crete is now exempt from the FCDO advice against all non-essential travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. ('Summary' page) Updated information on the lifting of self-isolation requirements for travellers returning to Scotland on or after 4am on 18 October from all of Greece except Mykonos. (‘Summary’ page) Updated information on quarantine arrangements for anyone tested on arrival in Greece, and local measures. ('Entry Requirements' and 'Local Measures and Restrictions')
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 20 October, 2020 @ 20:28:26
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Summary


Updated:    20 October 2020
Latest update:    Addition of information on restrictions introduced in Kozani and quarantine arrangements for anyone tested on arrival to Greece ('Coronavirus' and 'Entry requirements' pages)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 22 October, 2020 @ 20:12:46
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Summary


Updated:    22 October 2020
Latest update:    Mykonos is now exempt from FCDO advice against all non-essential travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. Addition of information on local restrictions, including the Tier-system used by Greek authorities; and changes to the measures in place in Kastoria, Thessaloniki, Boeotia, Larissa and Serres ('Coronavirus' page).
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 23 October, 2020 @ 08:09:26
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Summary


Updated:    22 October 2020
Latest update:    Latest information on requirements to self-isolate on return to England from Greek islands ('Summary')
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 24 October, 2020 @ 01:24:39
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Summary


Updated:    23 October 2020
Latest update:    Latest information on requirements about wearing a face mask and Tier 3 and 4 local restrictions ('Coronavirus')
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 31 October, 2020 @ 01:09:38
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Summary


Updated:    30 October 2020
Latest update:    Update to lists of of regions according to their tiers ('Coronavirus' page).
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece


Coronavirus (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/coronavirus) states clearly which area is in which tier and what the restrictions are
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Monday, 02 November, 2020 @ 23:15:09
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Summary


Updated:    02 November 2020
Latest update:    Update to system of local restrictions in place to combat the spread of COVID-19, including latest allocations of region to each level ('Coronavirus' page).
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 06 November, 2020 @ 01:37:18
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Greece

Summary


Updated:    05 November 2020
Latest update:    New nationwide measures (‘lock-down’) which will enter into force at 6am on Saturday 7 November; and new requirements relating to entry to, or departure from, Greece which come into effect at the same time. ('Coronavirus' and ‘Entry Requirements’ pages).
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 06 November, 2020 @ 15:33:27
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Greece

Summary


Updated:    06 November 2020
Latest update:    Update to information on visas from January 2021 (‘Entry requirements’ page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece


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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 06 November, 2020 @ 22:18:46
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:    06 November 2020
Latest update:    Addition of information on coronavirus-related measures that apply to travellers to and from Greece and to anyone within Greece from 6am on 7 November ('Coronavirus' and‘Entry requirements’ pages)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece


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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 12 November, 2020 @ 00:57:53
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:    11 November 2020
Latest update:    Further information on coronavirus-related measures that apply to travellers to and from Greece and to anyone within Greece from 6am on 7 November onwards ('Summary', 'Coronavirus' and ‘Entry requirements’ pages)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece


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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 13 November, 2020 @ 00:33:58
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:    12 November 2020
Latest update:    The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to Greece. (‘Summary’ page)

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to:

*    Greece based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. The FCDO is not advising against travel to the islands of Rhodes, Kos, Zante, Corfu and Crete.

If you are returning to the UK from Greece on or after 4am on 14 November, you will need to self-isolate on your return (unless you are exempt).
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece


Er, not sure I understand that. The FCDO advises against travel to Greece, but not advising against travel to Rhodes, Kos, Zante, Corfu and Crete.
 :dunno:
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 17 November, 2020 @ 01:30:49
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:    16 November 2020
Latest update:    Closure of primary schools and pre-school facilities from 16 November (‘Coronavirus’ page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

Coronavirus (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/coronavirus)
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 20 November, 2020 @ 15:41:24
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:    20 November 2020
Latest update:    New information on changes to land and sea borders as a result of measures to combat the spread of Coronavirus (‘Coronavirus’ and ‘Entry Requirements’ pages)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 03 December, 2020 @ 19:03:09
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:    3 December 2020
Latest update:    Update to information on an extension of national measures and restrictions until at least 6am local time on 14 December 2020 ('Coronavirus' page).
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 10 December, 2020 @ 15:55:00
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:    10 December 2020
Latest update:    Updated information on extension of national measures and restrictions until at least 6am on 7 January 2021 and changes to arrival measures with effect from 6am on 18 December; additional rapid COVID-19 test and mandatory 10 day self-isolation, regardless of the test result ('Coronavirus' and 'Entry requirements pages)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 11 December, 2020 @ 20:11:26
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:    11 December 2020
Latest update:    Updated information on requirement to self-isolate upon arrival into Greece from 18 December ('Coronavirus' and 'Entry requirements’ pages)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Monday, 21 December, 2020 @ 02:29:26
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:    21 December 2020
Latest update:    Changes to self-isolation requirments on arrival to Greece from UK (see 'Coronavirus' and 'Entry Requirements' pages)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 22 December, 2020 @ 03:22:29
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Foreign travel advice
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Summary


Updated:    21 December 2020
Latest update:    Further changes to self-isolation requirements on arrival to Greece from UK (see 'Coronavirus' and 'Entry requirements' pages)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 22 December, 2020 @ 13:10:16
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Covid-19: Greece Increases Quarantine Period for UK Arrivals

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) has updated the aviation directive (NOTAM) for arrivals to Greece from the United Kingdom, following developments concerning the new mutant strain of the coronavirus (Covid-19) that has been spreading recently in England.

According to the updated directive, all travelers arriving to Greece from the UK must self-isolate for 10 days as of 6am on Friday, December 25. The measure will be in force until January 7, 2021 at midnight.

Until December 25, travelers from the UK to Greece will continue to quarantine for 7 days as previously announced.

Upon arrival to Greece, travelers from the UK must immediately take a rapid Covid-19 test.
https://news.gtp.gr/2020/12/21/covid-19-greece-increases-quarantine-period-for-uk-arrivals/
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 22 December, 2020 @ 17:26:40
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Foreign travel advice
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Summary


Updated:    22 December 2020
Latest update:    Update to reflect further changes to self-isolation requirements on arrival to Greece from UK (see 'Coronavirus' and 'Entry Requirements' pages)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 23 December, 2020 @ 21:46:48
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Summary


Updated:    23 December 2020
Latest update:    Updated information on procedures regarding COVID-19 tests on arrival in Greece ('Entry Requirements' pages)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 29 December, 2020 @ 22:04:31
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Greece

Summary


Updated:    29 December 2020
Latest update:    Update to reflect that UK-issued European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC) will still be accepted from 1 January 2021 ('Health' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 30 December, 2020 @ 21:28:47
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Summary


Updated:    30 December 2020
Latest update:   Updated information on restriction measures across Greece (‘Coronavirus’ page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 31 December, 2020 @ 23:01:03
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Summary


Updated:    31 December 2020
Latest update:   Updated information on restriction measures across Greece (‘Coronavirus’ page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 06 January, 2021 @ 15:42:05
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Foreign travel advice
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Summary


Updated:    06 January 2021
Latest update:   Updated information on COVID-19 measures across Greece (‘Coronavirus’ page). New information on entry requirements to Greece; UK nationals are permitted to enter Greece if they are a permanent resident in the UK, Greece, another EU/EFA state, or in one of the following countries; Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, UAE (‘Entry requirements' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 10 January, 2021 @ 15:22:39
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Summary


Updated:    07 January 2021
Latest update:   Updated information on Covid-19 measures across Greece (‘Coronavirus’ page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Updated:    08 January 2021
Latest update:   Updated information on Covid-19 entry requirements (‘Summary’ and 'Entry Requirements' page).
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 13 January, 2021 @ 19:00:05
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Summary


Updated:    13 January 2021
Latest update:   Addition of information and advice on pre-departure COVID-19 testing facilities in Greece (‘Coronavirus’ page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 16 January, 2021 @ 09:55:33
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Summary


Updated:    16 January 2021
Latest update:   If you are arriving in the UK from the islands of Corfu, Crete, Kos, Rhodes, Zakynthos  on or after 4am on 18 January you will need to self-isolate on your arrival, unless you have a valid exemption (‘Summary’ page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Monday, 18 January, 2021 @ 20:14:04
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Summary


Updated:    18 January 2021
Latest update:   Updated information on COVID-19 restrictions; re-opening of public places and services and additional measures are in place for local areas (‘Coronavirus page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 30 January, 2021 @ 14:47:05
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Summary


Updated:    30 January 2021
Latest update:   Updated information on COVID-19 restrictions; additional measures in place for some local areas. (‘Coronavirus page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Monday, 01 February, 2021 @ 21:28:43
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Summary


Updated:    01 February 2021
Latest update:   Updated information on COVID-19 restrictions; three additional areas declared as red zones - Central Athens, Lasithi (Crete) and the island of Zakynthos (Zante) (‘Coronavirus' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 06 February, 2021 @ 20:30:00
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:    06 February 2021
Latest update:   Updated information on COVID-19 restrictions. Additional areas declared as red zones. Additional restrictions introduced for Athens, Attica, Thessaloniki, Chalkidiki, Agios Nikolaos, municipality of Lassithi, Crete; Chalkida, Evia; Patras, Achaia; Thira municipality, Thira (Santorini), and Mykonos. (See ‘Coronavirus' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 12 February, 2021 @ 04:12:01
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Greece

Summary


Updated:    11 February 2021
Latest update:   Updated information on COVID-19 restrictions: new measures announced for Athens and Attica; clarification of the different sets of measures in place elsewhere, according to the Greek authorities’ different classifications of areas. (See ‘Coronavirus' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 12 February, 2021 @ 23:31:34
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:    12 February 2021
Latest update:   Updated category list of areas under different Covid restrictions (See 'Coronavirus' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 18 February, 2021 @ 19:32:28
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:    18 February 2021
Latest update:   New information on how to get a COVID-19 vaccine if you live in Greece (‘Coronavirus’ page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 23 February, 2021 @ 00:15:07
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Greece: Mandatory Covid-19 Rapid Testing for Arrivals from UK

All arrivals to Greece from the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates are now required to take a rapid test for the coronavirus (Covid-19) upon arrival at the airport, the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) said on Monday.

The rule, in force as part of the Greek government’s efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the country, is valid from February 22 until March 8 and is an addition to the HCAA’s aviation directive (NOTAM) that concerns the temporary ban of third-country arrivals into Greece. Excluded from the ban are travelers arriving from the UK...

The mandatory Covid-19 rapid test for travelers entering Greece from UK and UAE is among a number of restrictions that already apply to international arrivals:

– the submission of the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) by all passengers of international flights to Greece remains mandatory
– all travelers from abroad must also submit a negative Covid-19 test result (PCR) performed up to 72 hours before arrival in Greece
– all passengers entering Greece from any foreign country, including EU member states, must self-isolate either at their home (permanent residents) or at the place of temporary residence declared on the PLF, for 7 days

All arrivals specifically from the UK must take a PCR test after their seventh day of quarantine in Greece. If the test is positive the quarantine will be in force for 14 days. If the test is negative the quarantine ends.
https://news.gtp.gr/2021/02/22/greece-mandatory-covid-19-rapid-testing-arrivals-from-uk-uae/
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 24 February, 2021 @ 01:29:35
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:    23 February 2021
Latest update:   Addition of information on changes to the list of areas in each category of COVID-19 restrictions (‘Coronavirus’ page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 24 February, 2021 @ 21:44:21
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:    24 February 2021
Latest update:   Additions of areas in the Red and Heightened Concern categories of anti-COVID-19 measures (See 'Coronavirus' page)

 
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 02 March, 2021 @ 03:03:54
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:    1 March 2021
Latest update:   Updated information on the lists of areas in Greece under a category for anti-COVID-19 measures ('Coronavirus' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 05 March, 2021 @ 01:20:26
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:    4 March 2021
Latest update:   Updated information on coronavirus measures ('Coronavirus' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 17 March, 2021 @ 20:24:34
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:    17 March 2021
Latest update:   Updated information on national measures and restrictions; movement of regions between different COVID-19 categories ('Coronavirus' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 19 March, 2021 @ 13:52:20
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:    19 March 2021
Latest update:   Updated information on the threat of terrorism, reflecting an increased threat ('Summary' and 'Terrorism' pages)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 26 March, 2021 @ 20:02:09
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Foreign travel advice
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Summary


Updated:    26 March 2021
Latest update:   Update to information on local COVID-19 measures (‘Coronavirus’ page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 13 April, 2021 @ 19:13:08
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Foreign travel advice
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Summary


Updated:    13 April 2021
Latest update:   Full editorial review of the 'Coronavirus' section.
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Monday, 19 April, 2021 @ 13:45:29
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Greece lifts quarantine requirements for some visitors

Greek authorities have lifted quarantine requirements for visitors traveling from the European Union, the Schengen area, the UK, the USA, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Serbia and Israel, it was announced Monday.

Travelers will have to provide documentation proving that they have completed their vaccination against Covid-19, Civil Aviation Authority (CA) said in a Notam Monday.

Alternatively, they will have to show proof of a negative PCR test carried out 72 hours before arriving in Greece.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1159624/greece-lifts-quarantine-requirements-for-some-visitors/

Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Monday, 19 April, 2021 @ 21:16:21
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Foreign travel advice
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Summary


Updated:    19 April 2021
Latest update:   Updated information on entry requirements for UK travellers. ('Summary' and ‘Entry requirements’ pages)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 27 April, 2021 @ 12:21:50
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Updated:    27 April 2021
Latest update:   Updated information on Greece's curfew due to COVID-19 restrictions ('Coronavirus' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Monday, 10 May, 2021 @ 21:10:11
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Summary


Updated:    10 May 2021
Latest update:   Updated information on Greece's curfew restriction ('Coronavirus' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 14 May, 2021 @ 18:21:51
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Foreign travel advice
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Summary


Updated:    14 May 2021
Latest update:   UUpdated information on Greece's domestic COVID-19 measures ('Coronavirus' page) and proof of vaccination ('Entry requirements’ page).
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Monday, 17 May, 2021 @ 19:11:38
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Summary


Updated:    17 May 2021
Latest update:   Update to information on demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status ('Entry requirements' page).
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 19 May, 2021 @ 22:07:34
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

Summary


Updated:    19 May 2021
Latest update:   Update to Entry Requirements ('Entry requirements' page).
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 21 May, 2021 @ 18:45:58
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Updated:    21 May 2021
Latest update:   Update to information on travel between Regional Units; travel within Greece between Regional Units is permitted subject to adherence to public health measures ('Coronavirus' page).
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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 23 May, 2021 @ 13:15:00
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Greece Updates Entry Rules for Air Travelers from Abroad

Greece has extended its aviation directives (NOTAMs) that concern the entry requirements and rules for travelers from abroad.

According to the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA), the following will be in force until May 31 at 6am:
https://news.gtp.gr/2021/05/22/greece-updates-entry-rules-for-air-travelers-from-abroad/
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 28 May, 2021 @ 13:27:20
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Foreign travel advice
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Updated:    28 May 2021
Latest update:   This advice has been reviewed in full with updates to information on passenger locator forms, restrictions on entry by land borders, and COVID-19 restrictions ('Entry requirements' and 'Coronavirus' pages).
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 @ 18:49:19
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Updated:        8 June 2021
Latest update:    Updated information on the list of countries from which UK nationals (permanent residents) are permitted entry to Greece ('Entry requirements' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 11 June, 2021 @ 15:58:34
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Updated:    11 June 2021
Latest update:    Updated information on Greece’s Passenger Locator Form ('Entry requirements' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 20 June, 2021 @ 02:21:51
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Updated:    19 June 2021
Latest update:    Updated information on antigen tests, which may be accepted for entry from the UK (Entry requirements)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 23 June, 2021 @ 15:02:01
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Foreign travel advice
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Updated:    23 June 2021
Latest update:    Update to list of countries from which permanent residents are permitted to enter Greece and to Entry requirements for those aged 12 and above (‘Entry requirements’ page)

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 25 June, 2021 @ 19:13:49
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Updated:    25 June 2021
Latest update:    Update to reflect the removal of requirement to wear masks outside (‘Coronavirus’ page)

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 29 June, 2021 @ 03:26:59
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Foreign travel advice
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Updated:    28 June 2021
Latest update:    Update to reflect the removal of night-time curfew (‘Coronavirus’ page)

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 02 July, 2021 @ 03:15:22
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Foreign travel advice
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Summary


Updated:    1 July 2021
Latest update:    Updated information on entry requirements and domestic COVID-19 measures (‘Coronavirus’ and ‘Entry requirements’ pages)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 08 July, 2021 @ 23:01:45
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Updated:    8 July 2021
Latest update:    The FCDO no longer advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Greece, including all the Greek Islands, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece
Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 21 July, 2021 @ 21:12:45
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Updated:    21 July 2021
Latest update:    Information on new guidance for work visas and permits ('Entry requirements' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 22 July, 2021 @ 14:30:21
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Updated:    22 July 2021
Latest update:    Addition of information on applying for an EU Digital COVID Certificate if you received your vaccination in Greece (‘Coronavirus’ page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 23 July, 2021 @ 13:55:52
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

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Updated:    23 July 2021
Latest update:    Updates to domestic COVID-19 restrictions, including partial lockdown in Mykonos. Updated information on what to do if you test positive for COVID-19 while in Greece. Editorial edits to information on entry requirements (‘Coronavirus’ and 'Entry requirements’ pages.)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 27 July, 2021 @ 16:54:12
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Updated:    27 July 2021
Latest update:    Update on the lifting partial lockdown in Mykonos. Updated information on Greece’s Passenger Locator Form (‘Coronavirus’ and 'Entry requirements’ pages.)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 27 July, 2021 @ 21:26:36
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Updated:    27 July 2021
Latest update:    Update to information on passport validity requirements ('Entry requirements' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 28 July, 2021 @ 16:36:33
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Updated:    28 July 2021
Latest update:   Updated information on what to do if you test positive for coronavirus while in Greece ('Coronavirus' page)
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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 30 July, 2021 @ 13:58:52
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Updated:    30 July 2021
Latest update:   Update to information and advice on entering quarantine while in Greece ('Coronavirus' page)
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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 04 August, 2021 @ 12:05:03
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Updated:    4 August 2021
Latest update:   New information on how to get a COVID-19 vaccine if you live in Greece (‘Coronavirus’ page)
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Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 04 August, 2021 @ 21:01:59
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Updated:    4 August 2021
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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Monday, 09 August, 2021 @ 16:01:26
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Updated:    9 August 2021
Latest update:   Update on partial lockdowns in Chania (Crete) and Zakynthos (Zante) (‘Coronavirus’ page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 11 August, 2021 @ 15:33:54
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Updated:    11 August 2021 
Latest update:    Update on partial lockdown in Heraklion (Crete) and updated information on demonstrating proof of recovery from COVID-19 for entry purposes (‘Coronavirus’ and ‘Entry requirements’ pages)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 13 August, 2021 @ 14:20:26
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Updated:    13 August 2021 
Latest update:    Update on the extension of a partial lockdown in Chania (Crete) and on the island of Zakynthos (Zante) until at least 18 August ('Coronavirus' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 18 August, 2021 @ 10:48:47
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Updated:    18 August 2021 
Latest update:    Removal of advice following the lifting of partial lockdowns in Crete (Chania and Heraklion) and the island of Zakynthos ('Coronavirus - COVID-19 restrictions' section)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Monday, 23 August, 2021 @ 18:56:42
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Updated:    23 August 2021 
Latest update:    Updated information on what to do if you test positive for COVID-19 while in Greece (‘Coronavirus’ page)
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Title: Re: Travel to Greece
Post by: Maik on Friday, 17 September, 2021 @ 19:31:17
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Updated:    17 September 2021 
Latest update:    Information on COVID-19 restrictions for vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers and restrictions for cross-regional travel ('Coronavirus' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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