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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. Netherlands 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 187 755 268 people, among the total — 4 048 124 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 Wednesday, 14 July 2021), the number of cases in Greece is 447 718 people, total deaths are 12 789, and 23 365 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 Netherlands?

Current statistics on the restrictions on entry to Greece:

  • Open to citizens: Yes
  • Open to s: Yes
  • Open to foreigners and tourists: Yes
  • 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, Netherlands ranks among the states of the «Green» 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 Netherlands in 2021

At the moment, Greece is 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 (Wednesday, 14 July 2021) the borders of Greece are fully open for 36/ 38 countries, partially open for 15/ 38 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:

Travelers from the EU & Schengen Area countries, USA, UK, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrein, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, UAE, and Ukraine are allowed entry into Greece (subject to testing or vaccination or proof of COVID-19 recovery). Before traveling, check the latest list of countries allowed entry on travel.gov.gr.Travelers must present one of the following:-a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (taken in the previous 72 hours prior to arrival), or -present a negative COVID-19 antigen test result (taken in the previous 48 hours prior to arrival), or -proof they have been fully vaccinated (and 14 days passed since the last dose required), or -proof of COVID-19 recovery in the past 9 months (proof required as specified on travel.gov.gr).A test is not required for children under the age of 12.Acceptable vaccines are Pfizer BioNtech, Moderna, Astra Zeneca/Oxford, Novavax, Janssen (J&J), Sinovac Biotech, Gamaleya (Sputnik), Cansino Biologics, and Sinopharm.Travelers from Russia are allowed entry but they must have a negative test result regardless if they are vaccinated or not.All travelers to Greece will be subject to random tests on arrival (see details). Those who test positive will be quarantined (at a government-designated hotel) at the expense of the state. The official rules and details are available at travel.gov.gr.Travelers must fill in the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) no later than 11.59 PM of the day before arriving in Greece.Check further details (including rules for travel by land or ferry) and the latest updates at travel.gov.gr and mfa.gr.

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 Netherlands open?

Today (Wednesday, 14 July 2021) Netherlands’s borders are fully open to 25/ 38 countries, partially open — to 26/ 38 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 Netherlands are partially or completely open:

In Netherlands, 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:



At the moment, there are no other restrictions on entry into Netherlands. 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 Netherlands

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 Netherlands 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: 447 718
  • Sick right now: 23 365
  • Number of deaths: 12 789
  • Recent morbidity: flattening

Situation with lockdown in Greece:

The use of face masks is mandatory both indoors and outdoors.Citizens 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.Public transportation and taxi passengers are obliged to wear a face mask. This includes passengers of ferries, dayboats and sea taxis.Tourism accommodations are available under specific hygiene protocols.Restaurants, bars and cafés are open (outdoor spaces only, and opening hours between 05:00 and 22:45).
Source:https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/GRC/

Actual data of COVID-19 in Netherlands

Current statistics on coronavirus in Netherlands:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 1 755 126
  • Sick right now: 100 718
  • Number of deaths: 17 770
  • Recent morbidity: flattening

Situation with lockdown in Netherlands:

As of 26 June 2021, most outdoor and indoor activities will be permitted again, as long as 1.5 metres social distancing is observed. For large-scale activities or activities where 1.5 metres social distancing cannot be maintained, venues might ask visitors for proof of a negative PCR test taken within the last 40 hours, proof of being fully vaccinated, or proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the last 6 months. See the Dutch Government’s website for further information on these measures.There will no longer be limits on group sizes indoors and outdoors, as long as 1.5metres social distancing is observed. Mandatory reservations, health checks and maximum capacity limits are in place for public venues, such as restaurants, cafes, museums, theatres, amusement parks and zoos.You must stay 1.5 metres away from other people. This applies to everyone over the age of 18, in the street, in shops and other buildings. It does not apply to members of your household and it does not apply if you are providing assistance to someone, for example pushing a wheelchair. If you notice that it is becoming difficult to keep a distance of 1.5 metres, you should leave. The Dutch government continues to advise people to avoid busy places. If a gathering poses a safety or public health risk, enforcement officers can take action.
Source:https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-test/entry-testing-for-events-and-activities

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 Netherlands 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 Netherlands and  during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2021?