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Latest Greece travel restrictions for Britons including Covid testing and face mask rules


The latest Greece travel rules for Britons including Covid testing and vaccine requirements ahead of Easter and the 2022 half term holidays – and local Covid rules including face masks to be expected

We take a look at the latest travel rules in Greece

Holidays to Greece are planned for Britons this summer as the mainland and Greek islands are open to British travelers – although Covid travel rules are still in place.

The country still has rules including Covid testing, although these differ depending on your vaccination status. Still, there’s less administration to plan for this summer, because last month the vacation hotspot scrapped passenger locator forms for travellers.

With UK travel rules ending, this makes for a holiday with minimal pre-trip planning, whether you’re looking for a city break in Athens or looking to explore the Greek islands.

It should be noted that there are still local restrictions in place, such as the use of face masks and vaccine passes.

To give you a hand, we’ve put together a guide below that includes Greece’s latest travel rules, as well as its face mask and Covid vaccine pass requirements.

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Latest Greece Travel Rules

Greece still has Covid rules in place for holidaymakers


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Greece and the islands are open to British tourists, but the rules differ depending on your vaccination status.

If you are fully vaccinated, you can visit Greece without needing a pre-travel Covid test.

If you are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, you will need to be able to present either proof of recovery from Covid or proof of a negative Covid test result. This can either be a PCR test performed within 72 hours of arrival or an antigen test within 48 hours.

Face mask rules in Greece

According to the UK Foreign Office: “It is compulsory to wear a mask in all indoor public spaces, in all regions of Greece. In some areas, such as supermarkets and pharmacies, and on public transport, you will need to wear either double masks (at least one of which must be surgical), or an N95/FFP2 mask.

The Covid vaccine passes in Greece

Proof of vaccination is required to enter places, including stores, restaurants, museums and cinemas, to name a few.

According to its travel advice, the UK Foreign Office says that if you are not fully vaccinated or if you are partially vaccinated, you will not be able to enter nightclubs, indoor restaurants, theatres, cinemas, museums, exhibitions, conferences, gymnasiums and stadiums.

However, you can visit outside shops and restaurants if you have proof of a negative Covid test taken within 48 hours of entry – this may be a rapid antigen test.

  • Travel restrictions and local rules can change quickly due to the nature of the pandemic. Always check the latest travel advice from the UK Foreign Office before you book or travel.