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All actual information about COVID-19 (prevention, statistics, symptoms and more) you can find on WHO website and in Google feed.

2019 divided the history of most countries into «before» and «after». We are talking about a pandemic that has swept the whole world. The SARS-CoV-2 virus was first identified among residents of Hubei province (China). In just a few months, a disease called Covid-19 has spread to the inhabitants of the entire planet. China and Greece were not an exception.

Why is covid so dangerous? Regardless of the level of development of a particular state, medical care and other factors, millions of people have become victims of the coronavirus. According to the latest data, this figure is 177 039 062 people, among the total — 3 832 951 deaths. The main symptoms of the disease are: shortness of breath, high fever, dry cough, loss of taste and smell. The world’s leading countries have developed or are working on the production of their own vaccines that protect against COVID-19. Naturally, vaccination is not a 100% guarantee of protection against coronavirus, however, when infected, the disease is transferred much easier.

According to current data (statistics for Saturday, 5 June 2021), the number of cases in Greece is 408 789 people, total deaths are 12 253, and 18 916 are sick right now. Such statistics forced the government of the state of Greece to impose certain restrictions on flights and border crossing.

Is it allowed to enter Greece from China?

Current statistics on the restrictions on entry to Greece:

  • Open to citizens: Yes
  • Open to s: Prohibited
  • Open to foreigners and tourists: Partially
  • Quarantine (lockdown) in Greece: Yes

During the most «acute» periods of the pandemic, the following restrictions are applied in Greece:

  1. Foreigners can enter the territory of Greece only if absolutely necessary: study in Greece, employment, residence permit. For more information about the conditions of entry, read the official sources of the government: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/GRC/
  2. Availability of the test: Negative PCR test and covid-19 test required for all tourist.

All countries are divided into 3 main categories by the Ministry of Health:

  • «Green» (low rate of spread of coronavirus)
  • «Orange» (average rate of spread of coronavirus)
  • «Red» (high rate of spread of coronavirus)

In this regard, the government acts in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Association. The distribution of states into separate categories is updated regularly. At the moment, China ranks among the states of the «Red» category.

The main reasons for the introduction of new restrictions are coronavirus mutations, an increase in the number of cases, and insufficient vaccination rates.

Rules for entering Greece from China in 2021

At the moment, Greece is partially opened to foreigners, including s. Quarantine measures are applied to tourism and trade.

Before travelling to Greece, s must pass the PCR test no earlier than 72 hours in advance and submit a written document of an international standard (in English). Also, at the time of arrival, there should be no signs of SARS (fever, chills, runny nose, cough, etc.).

Is it necessary to comply with quarantine and take a PCR test when entering Greece?

Negative PCR test and covid-19 test required for all tourist.

Quarantine required for some travellers.

For which countries are the borders with Greece open?

Today (Saturday, 5 June 2021) the borders of Greece are fully open for 36/ 32 countries, partially open for 15/ 32 countries. See how we collect data and find out why not all countries are included in the statistics.

List of countries for which the borders with Estonia are partially or completely open:

In Greece, bars and restaurants work with restrictions, all shops work without restrictions. Public events (exhibitions, concerts, museums, etc.) are allowed but with restrictions.

Foreigners can cross the border if all the conditions for entering the country are strictly kept to:

Third-country citizens are not allowed to enter Greece.Exceptions apply to residents of the following countries:United Kingdom USA Australia New Zealand South Korea Thailand Rwanda Singapore United Arab Emirates Russia Serbia Israel North Macedonia Canada Belarus Bahrein Qatar China Kuwait Ukraine Saudi ArabiaTravellers arriving from the countries listed above and travellers arriving from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries are exempted from the mandatory 7-day quarantine if they provide an acceptable form of certification of their health condition. Acceptable documents include:— certificate of vaccination against Covid-19, issued by a national authority in the English language, and a 14-day period has elapsed since these passengers were fully vaccinated; — negative result to a molecular PCR test for Covid-19, taken within 72 hours before their entry in Greece (children aged 5 and under are exempted); -certificate of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 9 months issued by a public authority or a certified laboratory. Another option is a certificate of a positive PCR molecular test result, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, performed at least 2 months before arrival, and no later than 9 months before arrival.All certificates must include the critical information (i.e. number of doses and their respective dates) in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish or Russian. The person’s full name must match the name on the passport or any other recognized travel document.Upon arrival, regardless of the certificate in their possession, passengers will also be subject to random testing (rapid tests) as per the procedure described in the Passenger Locator Form. If the result of this test is positive, the travellers and their travel companions are accommodated in quarantine hotels, where they will undergo further PCR testing to confirm the initial diagnosis. Guests will stay in quarantine hotels for at least 10 days. The expenses of the accommodation in quarantine hotels are covered by the Greek state.In all other cases, travellers will be required to quarantine for at least 7 days. In case their test result is positive, they will be quarantined for 14 days.Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to random testing (rapid tests) as per the procedure described in the Passenger Locator Form. Those entering from Promachonas will also have to take a rapid test for Covid-19 at the entrance checkpoint.It is possible to perform PCR or antigen tests directly at the place where each guest stays, if the guest needs a test for returning home. This makes it easier for every tourist to be consistent with his/her obligations in order to safely return to his/her country.Mandatory Travel DocumentationBefore entering the country, all travellers must complete a Passenger Locator Form no later than 23:59 of the day before arriving in Greece.

At the moment, there are no other restrictions on entering the territory of Greece. At the same time, the government recommends waiting for travel to countries with extremely high rates of covid-19 spread (red zone).

For which countries are the borders with China open?

Today (Saturday, 5 June 2021) China’s borders are fully open to 0/ 32 countries, partially open — to 0/ 32 countries. See how we collect data and find out why not all countries are included in the statistics.

List of countries for which the borders with China are partially or completely open:

In China, bars and restaurants are open (work without restrictions), all shops work without restrictions. Public events (exhibitions, concerts, museums, etc.) are allowed but with restrictions.

Foreigners can cross the border if all the conditions for entering the country are strictly kept to:



At the moment, there are no other restrictions on entry into China. At the same time, the government recommends waiting for travel to countries with extremely high rates of covid-19 spread (red zone).

The cheapest flights to Greece from China

The resumption of full-fledged air communication is gradual. At the moment, direct flights to Greece are limited, so it is possible to get to Greece with transfers. We offer the best air fares from China to Greece. Today you have the opportunity to book tickets at an affordable price. A pandemic is not a barrier to business and travel.

We constantly monitor the situation with the spread of coronavirus and are always ready to provide you with up-to-date information.

Actual data of COVID-19 in Greece

Current coronavirus statistics in Greece:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 408 789
  • Sick right now: 18 916
  • Number of deaths: 12 253
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Greece:

A general nationwide lockdown is imposed. Citizens in need of going out for essential reasons will have to notify it and to provide specific certificates according to the reasons for their movement. There is also a ban on travelling outside home prefectures, except for essential reasons.For additional information and for the necessary certificates, please visit www.forma.gov.gr (in Greek).Authorities have divided the country into «red» and «yellow» areas (in «red» areas additional restrictions apply). This is reviewed on a weekly basisCitizens are encouraged to apply physical distance rules everywhere. Special social distancing rules have been set for a wide range of places, such as hospitals, medical centres, restaurants, cafés, offices, schools, universities, supermarkets, shopping malls, public transportation vehicles and stations, small shops, barbershops, places of worship, lifts, etc.Precautionary measures may be subject to variations according to the epidemiological level of the different Regional Units.As of 3 May, restaurants, bars and cafés are open (outdoor spaces only, and opening hours between 05:00 and 22:45).Up to 6 individuals are allowed per table. Two customers seated on stools are allowed in front of the bar (1.5 metres distance must be kept from the next two customers).The use of masks is mandatory for customers waiting for a table, and strongly recommended for those already seated.Beaches and tourist areas are open under specific hygiene protocols.Precautionary measures may be subject to variations according to the epidemiological level of the different Regional Units.
Source:https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/GRC/

>Actual data of COVID-19 in Russia

Current statistics on coronavirus in Russia:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 91 218
  • Sick right now: 399
  • Number of deaths: 4636
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Russia:

COVID-19 precautions and preventative measures vary from location to location. Grocery stores, restaurants, and hospitals are operating. Large gatherings are common.
Source:https://china.usembassy-china.org.cn/covid-19-information/

Thus, the restrictions associated with the coronavirus dictate living conditions in 2021. Each state has developed its own border crossing rules and entry rules. It all depends on the general situation with the spread of COVID-19.

However, even in a pandemic, you can leave China for Greece with the necessary permits:

Negative PCR test and covid-19 test required for all tourist.

Quarantine required for some travellers.

When will Greece open its borders to China and  during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2021?