Remember to travel safely and follow all health guidelines, including hand washing and regular temperature checks. Self-test kits are available in Greek pharmacies for around €5. If a passenger is selected for a rapid test and tests positive for COVID-19, they will have to quarantine at home or in a temporary facility for a total of five days, as indicated by the Greek authorities. The isolation period begins the next day after she tests positive for COVID-19. If you are travelling on domestic (domestic) flights, specific measures regarding check-in, baggage allowance and other details may apply to reduce the spread of coronavirus. You should check directly with your carrier for details. All persons travelling to Greece (5 years and older) must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid test administered by a professional carried out no later than 24 hours prior to arrival or proof of a negative PCR test administered by a professional carried out no later than 72 hours prior to arrival. For information on the financial assistance you can access abroad, please see our Financial Assistance Guidelines. Commercial flights to and from Greece and the Greek islands are offered. Check with your travel agency for the latest information. If you plan to travel to another country to return to the UK, read the travel advice for the country you are passing through. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country and their family members, regardless of nationality, are exempt from travel restrictions whether or not they return to the country of which they are nationals or residents. Certain health protocols are still in place to ensure your safety, including wearing a face mask in some rooms (including public transportation, shops, taxis, and utilities).
For more questions about Covid, please see our FAQ. You must wear a mask in crowded outdoor and indoor spaces (public transport, shops, taxis and public services, as well as in private common areas of hotels, etc.). The City of Athens continues to take all necessary measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 by disinfecting all public spaces and providing vulnerable groups with access to medical care, shelter, food, masks, social support and other vital supplies. 1. Cleaning services have been intensified throughout the airport. 2. Routine detergents have been replaced with fast-acting disinfectants. 3.
Cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, elevator buttons, handrails, escalators, etc. has been intensified. 4. In the event of an emergency involving a suspected case of a virus, special disinfection or spraying shall be carried out in accordance with the instructions of the health authorities. Not wearing a helmet or having the required driver`s license can invalidate your insurance if you are involved in an accident. Greek law requires you to wear a hard hat on a scooter, moped or motorcycle. Quad riders need a full-face helmet (or a non-full-face helmet plus glasses) under Greek law. Citizens should be aware that the level of nursing care in most Greek public hospitals, particularly on the islands, is not as high as in Ireland. Nurses deal exclusively with medical problems and do not help with cleaning and feeding. All certificates must contain critical information (i.e. number of doses and their respective data) in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish or Russian.
The person`s full name must match the name on the passport or other recognized travel document. Mr Skevos Mougros Honorary Consul of Ireland 111 Amerikis Street 85100 Rhodes Greece If you arrive by ferry, you must complete a health questionnaire and hand it over to the ferry operator before boarding. The necessary forms are provided by the operator: you must contact him directly if you need more information. Temperature checks can also be carried out before boarding. All hotels are allowed to open, and other types of accommodation, including for example Airbnb, private rentals and hostels, are also available. However, it should be noted that many operators are likely to reduce their supply and some accommodations will close during the winter months, especially given the measures taken by the Greek authorities to combat the spread of COVID-19. You should contact your hosting provider directly for any concerns about this. Anyone travelling to Europe can expect pandemic-related restrictions. Many countries have strengthened their measures due to the omicron variant, but some have relaxed them. Here are the current rules for Greece. Accompanying persons are allowed at any time of the day or night, provided they do not exceed the maximum number of passengers allowed when travelling in private vehicles or taxis.
If you have or are entitled to an EHIC or GHIC and require medical treatment during self-isolation, the UK Government will fund the usual treatment through the EHIC/GHIC system. Irish citizens do not need vaccinations when travelling to Greece. Payment options available at the test point include the use of POS machines that accept debit/credit cards or cash. Travellers from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries are exempt from the mandatory 7-day quarantine if they present an acceptable form of certification of their health status. Acceptable documents include:. The mandatory quarantine can end after five days, provided passengers have no symptoms or their symptoms have subsided (no fever in the last 24 hours without the use of antipyretics). It is mandatory to wear masks in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in all regions of Greece. In supermarkets and public transport, a double mask or a high-protection mask (e.g. an N95/FFP2) is required.