The permission to enter Greece for an unlimited number of Russian citizens was extended until June 14. On Saturday, June 5, reports TASS with reference to the Greek Government Gazette.
To visit the country, Russians still need to have a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 completed at least 14 days before the trip, or a negative PCR test result taken 72 hours before entry, or a certificate of coronavirus infection and the presence of antibodies (valid from two to nine months from the date of illness indicated in it). Documents can be in Russian.
In addition, it is imperative to fill out the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) on the website https://travel.gov.grby providing your contact details in Greece, the day before arrival in the country. The confirmation of the completion of the electronic PLF form, which is automatically sent in the form of an electronic message to the passenger by the system, is considered a necessary travel document.
The new decision of the Greek government will come into force on June 7 and will be valid until 06:00 on June 14. Tourists will be able to enter the republic through the country’s international airports, the seaports of Patras, Igoumenitsa and the island of Kerkyra (Corfu), checkpoints in the towns of Promahonas and Ormenio around the clock, as well as in the township of Evzoni and Nymphea from 07:00 to 23:00. Upon arrival, the passenger may be asked to take a coronavirus test on a random basis. If the test is positive, it will be necessary to quarantine for 10 days (previously it lasted 14 days – Ed.).
The country still has restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the pandemic, which foreigners must also comply with. In particular, it is required to wear a protective mask indoors and outdoors. There is a curfew from 00:30 to 05:00.
On May 31, it became known that from June 10, Russia is increasing the number of flights to Greece on a reciprocal basis. As a result, there will be eight flights per week. At the same time, there are no charter flights to Greek resorts yet.
In March, it was reported that Greece is ready to ensure the issuance of Schengen visas to all Russian tourists wishing to visit the country. At the same time, the Minister of Tourism of Greece Haris Theocharis said that tourists entering the country will have to comply with all sanitary standards in force in Greece.