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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. Ukraine 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 179 947 719 people, among the total — 3 899 043 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 Friday, 25 June 2021), the number of cases in Greece is 420 295 people, total deaths are 12 625, and 5341 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 Ukraine?

Current statistics on the restrictions on entry to Greece:

  • Open to citizens: Yes
  • Open to Ukranians: 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, Ukraine 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 Ukraine in 2021

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

Before travelling to Greece, Ukranians 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 (Friday, 25 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:

The third countries from which entry is allowed, under the conditions explained below and without the requirement for subsequent self-isolation are: USA, UK, Israel, Serbia, UAE, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, Thailand, Rwanda, Singapore, the Russian Federation, North Macedonia, Canada, Belarus, Bahrein, Qatar, China, Kuwait, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Saudi Arabia.Non-EU citizens are strongly advised to choose direct flights to Greece. In any other case, travellers should abide by the stop-over country requirements. Passengers are allowed to enter the country through all international airports and the ports of Patras, Igoumenitsa and Corfu.All travellers (including children over the age of 6), regardless of the epidemiological situation in their country of departure, are required to have a negative PCR certificate for a Covid-19 test taken no later than 72 hours before arrival.Proof of a negative PCR test is not required for travellers that have completed their vaccination (i.e., 14 days have elapsed since the last vaccination, depending on the doses required) and hold a vaccination certificate.Accepted vaccines are: Pfizer BioNtech, Moderna, Astra Zeneca/Oxford, Novavax, Johnson + Johnson/Janssen, Sinovac Biotech, Gamaleya (Sputnik), Cansino Biologics, Sinopharm.Proof of a negative PCR test is also not required if the traveller was tested positive and at least 20 days have elapsed since the first positive result. This can be proved either by presenting a positive PCR molecular or an antigen test result performed by an authorized laboratory, or a medical certificate confirming that the holder was tested positive with SARS-CoV-2 virus infection. The validity of this certificate is 9 months.Every traveller who arrives in Greece, regardless of the certificate in their possession, may undergo a random health screening. If you are selected, please keep in mind that the screening is mandatory. In case of refusal, authorities reserve the right to refuse entry into the country. The selection is made through a targeted sampling system, called «EVA», used also in summer 2020.Requirements for VisitorsBefore arrival:Tourists must fill in the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) no later than 23:59 of the day before arriving in Greece, providing detailed information on their point of departure, the duration of previous stays in other countries, and the address of their stay while in Greece. In case of multiple stays, they are required to provide the address for the first 24 hours at least. One PLF should be submitted per family.-Travelers will receive a confirmation email upon submission of the PLF. -Travelers will receive the PLF with their unique Quick Response (QR) code on the day of their scheduled arrival in Greece and will be notified via email (the QR code will be provided in a link in the confirmation email). -Travelers boarding or embarking on the previous day of the arrival will be allowed to do so upon showing the confirmation email, since they will receive their QR code during their flight or voyage.The PLF can also be found on the Visit Greece app and at travel.gov.grIt is strongly recommended that all visitors download the Visit Greece app (GDPR compliant) for free, prior their arrival in Greece.Prior to departure, all travelers must ensure that they carry an acceptable form of certification of their health condition. Acceptable documents include:-A negative PCR molecular test result from a laboratory; the test must be taken up to 72 hours before entry in Greece. -A vaccination certificate issued by a certified authority. -A certificate of recovery from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection issued by a public authority or a certified laboratory. -Proof that the traveler was tested positive with COVID-19 in the past 2 to 9 months. This can be proved either by presenting a positive PCR molecular or an antigen test result performed by an authorized laboratory or a medical certificate confirming that the holder was tested positive with SARS-CoV-2 virus infection.All certificates must include the critical information in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian. The person’s full name must match the name on the passport or any other recognised travel document.Upon arrival, travellers are subject to:-Sampling RAPID antigen tests at the entrance gates for selected individuals drawn from a targeted sampling system, based on the «EVA» system. -Mandatory isolation if they test positive for SARS-Cov-2, following a sampling test. In this case, 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 seclusion hotels for at least 10 days. The expenses of the accommodation in quarantine hotels are covered by the Greek state.

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 Ukraine open?

Today (Friday, 25 June 2021) Ukraine’s borders are fully open to 51/ 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 Ukraine are partially or completely open:

In Ukraine, 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 Ukranian border if all the conditions for entering the country are strictly kept to:



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

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 Ukraine 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: 420 295
  • Sick right now: 5341
  • Number of deaths: 12 625
  • Recent morbidity: declining

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 Russia

Current statistics on coronavirus in Russia:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 2 232 790
  • Sick right now: 20 419
  • Number of deaths: 52 234
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Russia:

Closures and other restrictions have been extended until June 30. The measures vary from region to region.In the highest risk zones (red zones), most non-essential businesses are closed. This includes shopping malls, non-essential retail stores, gyms, indoor dining at restaurants, and entertainment venues.In «orange» and «yellow» zones, many businesses are open with limitations. Restaurants and bars have a midnight curfew. Cinemas, theaters, public transport, gyms, museums, and other such businesses have capacity limits imposed.See further details regarding reopenings on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
Source:https://covid19.gov.ua/en

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