Protocols For arrival in Greece now officially issued

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.

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Protocol for passengers arriving by air

  • Arrival of passengers at the arrival gate.
  • Transfer to the area where screening personnel are located and check the unique quick response (QR) code each passenger shows on their mobile phone screen or printed QR form.
  • Screening personnel direct passengers, depending on their QR code, either to the screening area or to the exit (baggage claim area or passport control). Until the screening results become available, passengers tested for the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 by a trained health team are obliged to self-isolate at the address of their final destination as declared on their passenger locator form (PLF). Upon completion of the screening, they are directed towards the exit.

All passengers must comply with all of the necessary preventive hygiene measures (use of masks and physical distancing).

Protocol for passengers arriving by sea

  • Arrival of incoming passengers on foot at the main entry gate.
  • Incoming passengers arriving in vehicles are directed to the special entry gate.
  • All passengers are transferred to areas where screening personnel are located and check the unique quick response (QR) code each passenger shows on their mobile phone screen or printed QR form.
  • Depending on passengers’ QR code, screening personnel either direct them to the screening area or allow them to enter the country. Until the screening results become available, passengers who are tested for the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 by a trained health team are obliged to self-isolate at the address of their final destination as declared on their passenger locator form (PLF). Upon completion of the screening they are allowed to enter the country.

All passengers must comply with all of the necessary preventive measures (use of masks and physical distancing).

Protocol for arrivals at land borders

  • Arrival of persons at the checkpoint. All persons entering the country must submit a completed passenger locator form (PLF) upon their arrival.
  • Passport and customs control are carried out and each incoming person’s unique quick response (QR) code is checked on their mobile phone screen or on the printed form with their QR code.
  • Depending on their code, incoming persons are directed by security personnel either to the screening area or allowed to continue their trip to their final destination in the country, receiving instructions from the border personnel, concerning, in particular, required action in case they develop symptoms of respiratory infection, in which case they must immediately contact the National Public Health Organization (EODY) Operations Centre. If arriving persons plan to have multiple stop-overs in Greece, they must declare this and report their initial destination and their travel itinerary for the next 7 days. EODY Mobile Health Units (KOMY) will operate round the clock at land border checkpoints.

    Until the screening results become available, arriving persons who are tested for the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 are obliged to self-isolate at the address of their final destination as declared on their passenger locator form (PLF). Their data is entered into the EODY information system, which is linked to the COVID registry to facilitate contact tracing in the event someone tests positive. Upon completion of the screening, they enter the country, receiving instructions concerning self-isolation until the results of their screening are announced.

All passengers must follow all of the necessary preventive hygiene measures (use of masks and physical/social distancing).

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5 thoughts on “Protocols For arrival in Greece now officially issued

  • June 28, 2020 at 12:01 pm
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    “Until the screening results become available, passengers tested for the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 by a trained health team are obliged to self isolate”

    So who gets screened and how long until the results are in?! Interesting details for those who don’t fancy a vacation of self isolation.

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    • June 28, 2020 at 1:59 pm
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      The decision is based on country of origin, if you rte tested you are asked to stay in your accommodation for up to 24 hours until results are sent, overall small chance you will be tested and very little inconvenience if you are.

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  • July 1, 2020 at 9:37 am
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    My question is that the form only seems to give two options for addresses. What if you plan to be in four addresses during the 14 days whilst island hopping? And I am assuming by the word temporary accommodation it means the accommodation following your arrival in Greece and not the 14 days from completing the form? I am confused as it gives a list of country options for this. Many thanks

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    • July 1, 2020 at 10:48 am
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      the form physical address field is for the first 48 hours then they can contact you via email

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