Reminder as FCO advice is still lagging behind Greek updates regarding action for people who have been tested and are awaiting response

You will note the demand to self isolate in your accommodation has been changed and PLF is now to be completed 24 hours before departure not 48, also of note there is a meeting today which might decide more people need to be tested.

Hopefully FCO will update “Entry Requirement“soon.

Protocol for air arrivals

  • Arrival at the entry gate.
  • Transfer to the area where the screening personnel are located. Travelers are requested to show their QR code either on their mobile phone screen or in print. If travel departure begins prior to the day of arrival, travelers are allowed to board after showing the confirmation email (and not necessarily the QR code which is scheduled to arrive during their trip.)
  • Depending on their QR code/confirmation, travelers are directed either to the screening area where they will be tested for the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 by a trained health team or to the exit (to baggage claim area or passport control).
  • Upon completion of the test, travelers are directed towards the exit (to baggage claim area or passport control).
  • The test results are expected to become available within 24 hours. During that time, passengers who are tested are advised to practise social distancing according to local guidelines and self monitoring for symptoms that could indicate COVID-19. In case of such symptoms, medical advice and/or contact with the National Public Health Organization (EODY) Operations Centre should be immediately sought. Only in case they test positive, the authorities will contact them and proceed with the health protocol in place. Otherwise, they may continue with their holidays, adhering to the general public health safety guidelines.
  • If travelers 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.

All travelers must comply with all of the necessary preventive hygiene measures (use of masks and physical distancing) according to local guidance.

4 thoughts on “Reminder as FCO advice is still lagging behind Greek updates regarding action for people who have been tested and are awaiting response

  • July 11, 2020 at 9:57 am

    We need more assurance from holiday company’s, the Greek forums it’s not looking good for tourists coming we are due to fly to Crete on the 5th August and I’m feeling more uncertain about going now, The Sun The Mirrow The Exspress saying tourist bring in the Virus all saying different numbers being tested positive, people are shaming people for going will we be made welcome or not it’s all very upsetting this was supposed to be a holiday we have saved for, also if you are over 60 will you be more likely to be tested at airport .

    • July 11, 2020 at 11:11 am

      The gutter press should be ignored, most of these cases have been found at the Greek- Bulgarian border where people now have to be tested prior to reaching the border checkpoint.
      I live in Greece (Kefalonia) and can assure you Greece wants responsible tourists this year so if you have been following protocols in your country of origin and continue to do so in Greece you should have an excellent holiday this year with low numbers of people in high season and all the natural beauty of Greece. Over 60 s will not be targetted it will be looking at the covid load in your area.
      Have a great holiday

  • July 11, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    When will Kefalonia allow UK visitors in ? Desperate to be back there .

    • July 11, 2020 at 3:28 pm

      From this Wednesday direct flights recommence


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