Restrictions on entry to country

23 Jul 2020 / Greece

Greece has temporarily refused entry to the country for non-EU nationals, but seafarers are exempted from this measure as well as the citizens of the following countries: Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Canada, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.

All flights from/to Turkey as well as any sea, rail, road connections have been postponed. Flights from/to Albania and North Macedonia (except those to/from Athens International Airport) and sea, rail, road connections are also postponed. Entry into the country from Bulgaria via any rail and roads connections is temporarily refused, with the exemption of Promachonas entry point, which is subject to Covid-19 test result prior to departure.

All travellers, including seafarers, must fill in the online Passenger Locator Form (PLF) latest 48 hours prior to the departure from their home country in order to avoid any penalties from the authorities in Greece. For further information and instructions, go to

Travellers must have a copy of the form and present it to Sanitary Officers. Unless otherwise instructed, sample checks for COVID-19 will be conducted and passengers will stay in quarantine until the results are out. In case of a positive result, the person will be quarantined for 14 days and further instructions will be provided by Authorities / National Public Health Organisation.

This procedure will apply until 31 August.

For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Greece, contact GAC Greece at [email protected]

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