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Greece opened its doors to Covid-free tourists!
Greece is open for tourists who are either fully vaccinated, have antibodies, or a negative PCR test result for COVID-19. See details below...

During this difficult time for humanity, due to the pandemic of the new coronavirus, the Greek authorities took measures to protect the lives of all citizens and visitors right away!

The Greek government has introduced health protocols and measures to ensure the safety of visitors, which must be followed by hoteliers, tour operators, restaurants, cafes, etc.

If you are concerned about social distancing, there are plenty of outdoor spaces and activities in Santorini to have a great time with your loved ones!

Book a PCR or Antigen Test for COVID-19 at Central Clinic of Santorini or at Prolipsi Lab
Frequently Asked Questions
Top Question

Q: Where can I get the PCR test or Antigen (Rapid) test for Covid-19 in Santorini?

A: There are medical diagnostic centres in Santorini where you can get the molecular-based test (RT-PCR test) or Antigen test for Coronavirus (COVID-19):

- Santorini Central Clinic, Fira (Monday-Sunday 08:00-20:00, Tel. +30 2286021728, Book online)
- PROLIPSI Lab, Mesaria (Monday-Friday 08:00-20:00, Saturday 08:00-18:00) & Emporio (Monday-Friday 08:00-14:00 and 17:30-19:00, Saturday 08:00-13:00, Tel. +30 2286033374, Book online)

- Santorini MedLife Clinic, Mesaria (Monday-Sunday 09:00-20:00, Tel. +30 2286030403)
- Santorini Iatrica, Mesaria (Monday-Friday 07:30-19:00, Saturday 07:30-14:30, Tel. +30 2286030637)

Announcement regarding arrivals from foreign countries to Greece

These guidelines are in place to ensure the protection of your health, as well as the health of your loved ones and all those involved in providing a safe hosting experience:

  • Entry of travellers coming from EU member states and Schengen countries, as well as from the 33 non-EU countries that have joined the EU Digital Covid Certificate system, namely: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Cabo Verde, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Israel, Iceland, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, “Chinese Taipei (not recognized as a State by Greece)”, Thailand, Tunisia, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, The Vatican, is permitted by showing the EU Digital COVID Certificate, which contains information about one of the following:
    a. Vaccination certificate (for those who have completed vaccination for COVID-19 at least fourteen (14) days before arrival) valid for 9 months after the completion of the basic vaccination and without time limit for travellers who have received the booster dose, or
    b. Certificate of recovery from SARS-CoV-2 infection issued 14 days after the day of the first positive COVID-19 test (PCR or Rapid Antigen test) and valid for 180 days thereafter, or
    c. Certificate of negative test result, namely, negative molecular test result (PCR) performed up to 72 hours before the scheduled arrival or negative Rapid Antigen test result performed up to 24 hours before the scheduled arrival.
  • Travellers arriving from Australia, Canada and the United States of America are permitted to enter Greece under the condition that they display one of the following:
    a) Vaccination certificate (for those who have completed vaccination for COVID-19 at least fourteen (14) days before arrival) valid for 9 months after the completion of the basic vaccination and without time limit for travellers who have received the booster dose. The vaccination certificate must include the full name of the traveller as registered in the passport, the type of vaccine given, the number of doses and inoculation dates, or
    b) Proof of recovery from SARS-CoV-2 infection, issued 14 days after the day of the first positive COVID-19 test (PCR or Rapid Antigen test) and valid for 180 days thereafter, or
    c) Negative molecular test for COVID-19 (PCR) performed up to 72 hours before the scheduled arrival, or negative Rapid Antigen test performed up to 24 hours before the scheduled arrival.
  • Travellers arriving in Greece from ALL other countries, regardless of their vaccination status or proof of recovery, are required to display a negative molecular test result (PCR) for Covid-19 performed up to 72 hours before the scheduled arrival or a negative Rapid Antigen test result for Covid-19 performed up to 24 hours before the scheduled arrival.
  • The tests for Covid 19 (PRC or Rapid) must originate either by a public authority in accordance with the relevant legislation or from reference laboratories of the country of origin or transit, public or private, provided that these private laboratories have been certified by the competent national certification authority of the country. The test result must be in English language and must include the full name of the passenger as registered in the passport.

    The above obligations are mandatory for all travellers entering the country, including children over 5 years old.
Learn more https://travel.gov.gr

Q: What is the procedure to visit Greece?

Before arrival:
Passenger Locator Form (PLF) requirement is no more mandatory from March 15, 2022.
However, a simplified PLF remains in operation, the completion of which is OPTIONAL, for the sole purpose of enabling the traveller / family to issue an EU Certificate of negative or positive COVID-19 test result. For more information, please click here.
Prior to departure, all travellers older than 5 years old must ensure that they carry an acceptable form of certification of their health condition, as stated above.

Upon arrival:
All passengers are subject to random obligatory Rapid Antigen Covid-19 tests upon arrival.
  • If found positive, a five (5) day quarantine under supervision is required either at home or at a designated temporary residence assigned by the appropriate authorities. The quarantine period starts the next day of their positive diagnosis. Following the five (5) day period and if the symptoms have receded and the travellers are feverless for 24 hours without the use of antipyretics, they are released from quarantine. If the fever insists, the travellers remain in isolation until the fever has fully receded. The above travellers must wear high protection breathing mask (FFP2 or N95) or a combination of two masks for at least 5 days after their release from isolation.

Compliance with the health protocols during transport and throughout your entire stay in Greece is the key factor that will allow all of us to stay safe and return to normality.

Q: How can one travel to Greece?

A: Greece welcomes visitors applying advanced health protection protocols. Greek Tourism operates with the maximum safety possible, for tourists, employees and every person involved in the provision of tourist services. Entry into Greece is allowed under the following conditions:

From 15 March 2022 onwards, travellers visiting Greece are no longer required to fill out the Passenger Locator Form (PLF). However, a simplified PLF remains in operation, the completion of which is OPTIONAL, for the sole purpose of enabling the traveller / family to issue an EU Certificate of negative or positive COVID-19 test result.

- A. Travellers coming from EU member states and Schengen countries, as well as from the 35 non-EU countries that have joined the EU Digital Covid Certificate system, must hold an EU Digital COVID Certificate.
- B. Travellers coming from Australia, Canada and the United States of America must display one of the following:

  • a) Vaccination certificate (for those who have completed vaccination for COVID-19 at least fourteen (14) days before arrival) valid for 9 months after the completion of the basic vaccination and without time limit for travellers who have received the booster dose, or
  • b) Proof of recovery from SARS-CoV-2 infection, issued 14 days after the day of the first positive COVID-19 test (PCR or Rapid Antigen test) and valid for 180 days thereafter, or
  • c) Negative molecular test for COVID-19 (PCR) performed up to 72 hours before arrival, or negative Rapid Antigen test performed up to 24 hours before arrival./li>

- C. Travellers from ALL other countries must show either a negative PCR test performed up to 72 hours prior to arrival or a negative (rapid) antigen test performed up to 24 hours prior to arrival, issued by a certified diagnostic center in the English language.
Upon entering Greece, visitors may undergo targeted COVID-19 tests. In the event of a positive result, travellers will be temporarily accommodated in an isolation hotel, free of charge. If a positive incident is detected following a sampling test at the land borders, then entry into the country may not be allowed.

Q: Which vaccines are acceptable for the vaccination certificate?

A: Acceptable vaccines are of: Pfizer BioNtech, Moderna, Astra Zeneca / Oxford, Novavax, Johnson & Johnson / Janssen, Sinovac Biotech, Gamaleya (Sputnik), Cansino Biologics, Sinopharm among others.

2 Reasons why Santorini is a safe holiday destination!

1. The Greek government was one of the first governments in the world to introduce strict lockdown measures, restricting the spread of the virus and keeping its citizens safe from the pandemic. As a result, you will travel to a place, which the government and local authorities have kept safe from day one and with few cases. The tourism professionals on the island follow the safety measures and instructions meticulously so that everyone can enjoy their vacation here.

2. Vaccinations in Greece started at the end of 2020 and continue to provide the appropriate antibodies to the local population and protect public health!

We wish you a relaxing and rejuvenating trip to the breathtaking island of Santorini in 2022. We hope it will offer you beautiful memories with your loved ones!



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