Madrid, April 19. (Europe Press) –
On Monday, Greek authorities announced the abolition of the mandatory seven-day quarantine imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic for travelers from the European Union, the Schengen area, the United Kingdom, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Serbia and Israel. .
As detailed by the Greek Civil Aviation Authority, travelers from the above-mentioned regions will not have to self-isolate upon arrival if they are justified by a testimony that they received a full vaccination against COVID-19 – the vaccination took place within 14 days prior to arrival. Or you have a negative diagnostic test for COVID-19 taken at least 72 hours before travel.
In parallel, the Greek authorities extended the restrictions imposed on domestic flights and the rest of foreign countries until next Monday, the Greek news agency reported.
Among them, the cross-country travel ban stands out if the trip does not correspond to an underlying cause, for example health or professional reasons. Likewise, entry to Greece for residents of outside the European Union and the Schengen Area is still prohibited, except for essential travel. Exceptions to this rule are permanent residents of the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, Rwanda, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Russia, Serbia, the United States and Israel.
All passengers arriving in Greece from abroad, and who may be the target of random tests, must maintain a seven-day quarantine. If the test result is positive, the quarantine will be extended to 14 days. Additionally, everyone will have to submit a negative PCR report conducted at least 72 hours prior to the flight.
To date, Greek health authorities have counted more than 315,000 people infected with COVID-19, including more than 9,400 deaths from the disease.