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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. Greece and USA 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 USA is 34 200 338 people, total deaths are 612 571, and 22 760 886 are sick right now. Such statistics forced the government of the state of USA to impose certain restrictions on flights and border crossing.

Is it allowed to enter USA from Greece?

Current statistics on the restrictions on entry to USA:

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

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

  1. Foreigners can enter the territory of USA only if absolutely necessary: study in USA, employment, residence permit. For more information about the conditions of entry, read the official sources of the government: https://www.whitehouse.gov/priorities/covid-19/
  2. Availability of the test: Negative PCR test is required for all countries.

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, Greece 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 USA from Greece in 2021

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

Before travelling to USA, 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 USA?

Negative PCR test is required for all countries.

Self-quarantine for 14 days is recommended but not required for all countries.

For which countries are the borders with USA open?

Today (Saturday, 5 June 2021) the borders of USA are fully open for 0/ 32 countries, partially open for 27/ 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 USA, bars and restaurants work with restrictions, only essential shops are opened. 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:

The land borders between the US and Canada and the US and Mexico are closed until at least June 21. There are exceptions of family members, students, and essential traffic.The USA requires inbound international air travellers provide a negative coronavirus test result that is less than 72 hours old before entering the country.International air travelers must quarantine upon arrival.They must:-Get tested 3−5 days after travel AND stay home for 7 days after travel.-Even if you test negative, stay home for the full 7 days.-If you don’t get tested, it’s safest to stay home for 10 days after travel.Most foreign nationals arriving from the countries on the US travel ban list are not allowed to enter the US, with specific exceptions (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/from-other-countries.html)Currently banned countries are: China, Iran, European Schengen countries, UK, Ireland, South Africa and Brazil.Updated Information for TravelersFully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19. However, international travel poses additional risks and even fully vaccinated travelers are at increased risk for getting and possibly spreading new COVID-19 variants.CDC recommends delaying international travel until you are fully vaccinated.If you are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine:You should continue to follow CDC’s recommendations for traveling safely and get tested 3−5 days after travel. You do NOT need to get tested before leaving United States unless your destination requires it. You do NOT need to self-quarantine after arriving in the United States.

At the moment, there are no other restrictions on entering the territory of USA. 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 Greece open?

Today (Saturday, 5 June 2021) Greece’s borders are fully open to 36/ 32 countries, partially open — to 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 Greece are partially or completely open:

In Greece, bars and restaurants work with restrictions, only essential shops are opened. 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 Greece. 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 USA from Greece

The resumption of full-fledged air communication is gradual. At the moment, direct flights to USA are limited, so it is possible to get to USA with transfers. We offer the best air fares from Greece to USA. 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 USA

Current coronavirus statistics in USA:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 34 200 338
  • Sick right now: 22 760 886
  • Number of deaths: 612 571
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in USA:

Restrictions and closures now vary on a state-by-state basis, so please check our state-specific pages for details.Public transportation in most states is operating with some health regulations in place.President Joe Biden has mandated the use of masks in all airports, on public transportation that is deemed federal, which includes any transportation that crosses state lines. This includes many trains, airplanes and intercity buses.
Source:https://www.whitehouse.gov/priorities/covid-19/

>Actual data of COVID-19 in Russia

Current statistics on coronavirus in Russia:

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

Situation with lockdown in Russia:

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/

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 Greece for USA with the necessary permits:

Negative PCR test is required for all countries.

Self-quarantine for 14 days is recommended but not required for all countries.

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