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

In 2019, the city of Wuhan (China) became famous all over the world. Such «popularity» was associated with the rapid spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It is known that coronavirus is transmitted in two ways — by airborne droplets and by contact.

The respiratory virus of a new type has already spread throughout the world. Greece was no exception.

Coronavirus in Greece: statistics common for the country of Greece

According to the latest data, 177 039 062 people became victims of COVID-19, of which 3 832 951 deaths. On the territory of Greece — 408 789, of which 12 253 deaths.
Over the last day (data on Saturday, 5 June 2021), the number of infected increased by 2971, +76 deaths. Thus, the mortality rate in Greece is 3.00%.

In Greece, bars and restaurants work with restrictions, only essential shops are opened. Public events (exhibitions, concerts, museums, etc.) are allowed but with restrictions.

Is it possible to enter Greece today, in 2021?

At the moment (Saturday, 5 June 2021) Greece is available for tourists but with restrictions. At the same time, it is important to comply with the rules and requirements that are regulated by internal documents. Here is what official sources say for tourists planning to come to Greece:

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.

You can read more about entering Greece in official sources: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/FRA.

Restrictions on entry to Greece

On Saturday, 5 June 2021, the borders of Greece are fully open for citizens, for tourists and foreigners — the borders are partially opened. Moreover, in some cases, quarantine is required upon arrival.

Here’s what they write about quarantine in official sources:

Quarantine required for some travellers.

If, when crossing the border with Greece, symptoms of coronavirus appear, namely: cough, shortness of breath, fever, fatigue, headache and muscle pain, you should immediately consult a doctor.

Conditions for entering Greece

Special conditions of entry and various kinds of restrictions during a pandemic are applied in almost all countries. Greece is no exception.

Do I need a test result when crossing the border with Greece?

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

In addition, when crossing the border, there should be no signs of SARS.

Entry rules to Greece today: 5 June 2021

We have already figured out the need for a test. Just in case, we recall:

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

Many are wondering whether it is necessary to go into quarantine when entering Greece. We answer: today, when entering Greece, quarantine is required, but not for everyone.

How are things with masks in Greece?

Masks are required in enclosed public places

For which countries are the borders with Greece open?

Borders with Greece on 5 June 2021 are open to the following countries of the world:

For which countries are the borders with Greece closed or partially closed?

Borders with Russia on June 5, 2021 are closed (or partially closed) for the following countries of the world:

Is a vaccination passport obligatory to enter Greece?

Dozens of countries around the world have been thinking about the introduction of so-called «covid passports» for several months. We are talking about documentary evidence of vaccination against COVID-19. The goal is to simplify travel abroad, as well as to speed up the process of returning to normal life.
In order to travel to Greece, today you do not need a vaccination passport. At the same time, the Greece government supports the idea of a document that confirms vaccination.

Digital statistics: on entry into and exit from Greece

Covid 19 sets new «records». Despite this, the borders of Greece are open to a number of countries. Also, Greece citizens can freely cross the borders of other states. Naturally, on condition they сomply with all quarantine measures.

From which countries you can come to Greece:

Current data on COVID-19 in Greece

As of 5 June 2021, there is a decrease in cases of coronavirus infection in Greece. More detailed statistics in numbers:

  • Total cases: 408 789
  • Currently sick: 18 916
  • Recovered: 377 620
  • Deaths: 12 253
  • Vaccinated: 3 803 175

You can keep track of the most current information on the WHO website: https://covid19.who.int/.

View other countries from which we can come to Greece

Countries available for entry:

Available for entry, but with restrictions:

Countries unavailable for entry:

According to our information, at the moment there are no countries from which entry into Greece is completely prohibited. See how we collect data.

Is it possible to enter and what are the rules, conditions for entering Greece during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2021?