Confused about where and how to travel in regards to the coronavirus related regulations and immigration restrictions in each country?
As borders re-open following the COVID-19 crisis, the latest passenger travel restrictions are changing on a weekly basis or at a short notice! At http://HotelBookings.pro we provide you with details of travel restrictions around the world to ensure all travel documentation as well as health restriction checks requirements and rules are kept up-to-date in a real-time basis. This interactive Covid19 travel restrictions map shows which countries have entry restrictions by air for travel into any country.
For instance, if you click on Greece, a message pops up. It states that passengers are subject random tests on arrival in Greece. It further adds that a Public Health Passenger Locator Form must be compulsorily presented to immigration upon arrival in Greece and other usefull information:
- Greece’s borders with most neighbouring countries (Turkey, Albania and North Macedonia) are closed to passenger traffic. The border with Bulgaria is open.**From EU: As of 1/7/20, Residents from EU+ countries are allowed to travel to Greece. EU+ consists of the European Union, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Norway, Lichtenstein and Iceland. International flights are allowed into all airports in Greece. Extension of ban for direct flights from the UK & Sweden is in place until 15/7/20. Before entering the country, all travellers must complete their Passenger Locator Form [https://travel.gov.gr/#/].
Transit: Transit is possible.
From third countries:
- As of 1/7/20, international arrivals are allowed from Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Arrivals from Serbia and the UK are not allowed and will be reviewed on the 15th July.
Before entering the country, all travellers must complete their Passenger Locator Form [https://travel.gov.gr/#/].
As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]. and the extension on 16 July [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9596-2020-INIT/en/pdf].
- You may travel throughout Greece, including to the islands.If you are travelling via ferry, you will need to complete a health questionnaire and hand it to the ferry operator before boarding. The necessary forms will be provided by the operator: you should contact them directly if you need further information. Temperature checks may also be carried out before boarding; and it is obligatory to wear masks on all ferries, where capacity is limited to allow for social distancing. If you are travelling by internal (domestic) flights, you are also required to wear masks throughout the journey. Specific measures relating to check-in, baggage allowances and other details are in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus. You should check with your operator directly for further detail. Cruise ships and ferries coming from other countries are banned from landing in Greek ports.Travel by private sailboats (and yachts) is now permitted within Greece. If your vessel is arriving in Greece from another country, you must comply with specific requirements upon your first landing in Greece. No passengers are permitted on the vessel, except for the crew. Upon arrival, you must present to harbour authorities, who will require the completion of a health declaration, and mandatory testing (to be paid for by the occupants of each vessel). Changes to what is open or permitted, including international travel options, are subject to change and may occur at short notice. Keep up to date with the latest information and advice from your travel contact or business partners, as well as the sources in this travel advice. You can read the Greek authorities’ plans for future changes here (in Greek) [https://covid19.gov.gr/schedio-stadiakis-apoklimakosis-perioristikon-metron/]. These plans remain subject to change, and you should monitor the website regularly for updates.Shops, bars and restaurants are open, as are other service providers like driving schools and private tuition centres (‘frontisteria’). Relevant public health regulations apply when visiting shops, bars, restaurants and other public spaces, including limits on the number of customer
- Quarantine requirement at government designated site. All visitors from air, land or sea, will be subject to random tests upon arrival. Upon being tested, travellers move to their final destination. In the event of a positive result, they will be contacted and placed on 14-day quarantine, with expenses covered by the Greek state.
Cov19 Negative Cert
- COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions. You must complete an online Passenger Locator Form (PLF) [
- ] at least 24 hours before your arrival in Greece. This is a requirement whichever way you travel to Greece (including by ferry, road, rail or air). The form is in English. Failure to do so in advance may result in your carrier not allowing you to travel, receipt of a 500 Euro fine from the Greek authorities on arrival, or the Greek authorities not allowing you to enter the country. Once you have completed the form, you will receive an email acknowledgement. In a separate email, you will also receive a QR code. This code is likely to be sent up to 24 hours before you travel, regardless of how early you fill in your form. When you receive your code, make sure you either print it, or can show it on your mobile phone. The Greek authorities’ instructions will differ according to whether you arrive by land, sea or air. Check the requirements that will apply to you on the PLF form page
- Any passenger entering Greece may be asked to undergo a test, but you are more 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 live 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 or through the UK.
- Air and sea arrivals are allowed to enter the country without a medical certificate. Reagarding non-essential arrivals from the land border crossing, as of Wednesday 15th July 2020, at 00:01 am, all travellers entering Greece through Promachonas-Kulata border station, are obliged to present upon arrival a negative molecular test result (PCR) for COVID-19, performed up to 72 hours before their entry to Greece, in addition to the PLF. Travellers should be laboratory tested with RT-PCR of oropharyngeal or nasopharyngeal swab. Only travellers who carry a certificate of a negative RT-PCR test result will be allowed to enter the country by the border authorities. The certificates should be written in English and bear the name and passport/national ID number of the traveller. The Laboratories that perform the RT-PCR testing should be: - National Reference laboratories - National Public Health Laboratories or - Private laboratories which are accredited from the respective national accreditation authorities (not necessarily specifically for COVID-19). Certificates that do not fulfill the above criteria will not be accepted.
- Effective July 28 through August 4, all travelers arriving from Bulgaria or Romania who are not residents or nationals of Greece must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival.
TRAVELERS: See the latest travel restrictions per country via the links to goverment websites provided: