Covid Test for Greece

If you are travelling from the UK to Greece, it is essential that you have the right health certification. Medicspot offers Covid testing and fit to fly certificates, allowing stress-free travel to Greece.

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As of June 2021, the FCDO advises against all but essential travel to Greece, except for the islands of Rhodes, Kos, Zakynthos, Corfu and Crete, based on the current assessment of Covid-19 risks. UK nationals are permitted to enter Greece if they are a permanent resident in the UK or Greece. Further information can be found on the government website.

Covid-19 antigen tests are not accepted for those travelling to Greece from the UK. Alternatively, you can test for Covid-19 using one of our PCR test kits which must be taken no more than 72 hours before departing the UK. Failure to provide a negative Covid-19 test may result in travellers being refused entry to Greece.

Greece is on the amber list for entering England. If you’re planning to return to the UK from Greece, you’re required to take an antigen test from a government-listed service provider. See our antigen page for details on how to buy a Covid-19 antigen test.

Greece Travel Advice

Can I travel to Greece?

UK nationals may enter Greece as long as they are a permanent resident in the UK, Greece, another EU/EFA state, or an exempt country as detailed by the Greek government. 

Travellers to Greece must take a negative Covid-19 PCR test within 72 hours of departure and complete a Passenger Locator Form within 24 hours of entry.

Which Coronavirus test do I need to travel to Greece?

If you are travelling to Greece from the UK, you must complete a negative Covid-19 PCR test within 72 hours of departure. You will then be required to undergo an additional rapid Covid test upon arrival.

Will I still need to quarantine on arrival in Greece if I have tested negative for Covid-19?

Yes. Arrivals from the UK must self-isolate for 10 days even in the event of a negative test result. At the end of the 10 day isolation period, an additional Covid-19 PCR test will be required.

Do I need any additional documentation to travel to Greece?

Yes. If you are travelling from the UK to Greece then you must complete a Passenger Locator Form within 24 hours of arrival.

How much does a Covid-19 test cost for travel to Greece?

A Covid-19 test costs £149 if you are travelling to Greece. This covers the PCR test as well as a Fit to Fly certificate.

Are Medicspot Covid tests approved by Greece?

Yes. Medicspot tests and Fit to Fly certificates are universally recognised by both Greece’s airlines and Greece’s government.

What documentation will I get following my Covid test in order to meet Greece’s travel requirements?

If your Covid-19 test is negative, Medicspot will provide you with your negative test result as well as a Fit to Fly certificate. This documentation will be provided within the 72 hour testing requirement window.

How long before my flight to Greece should I take a Covid test?

Travellers from the UK to Greece are required to take a negative PCR test 72 hours before their flight.

Does Greece accept Covid-19 Proof of Recovery documents?

As of July 2021, Greece does accept proof of recovery from Covid-19 for entry. While the NHS does not provide proof of recovery records, evidence of a positive PCR test result taken between 2 to 9 months of your travel dates can be used. This can be proved either by presenting a positive PCR or an antigen test result performed by an authorised laboratory or a medical certificate. Please see the government website for further guidance.

Inbound UK Travel

Which Covid-19 tests do I need to enter the UK from Greece?

If you haven’t visited or passed through a country on the red list in the 10 days before travelling to the UK, you must:

Which Covid-19 tests do I need to take once I have arrived in the UK?

Greece is on the amber list for travel. Once you have arrived in the UK from Greece you must:

  • Quarantine for 10 days.
  • Take the mandatory day 2 and 8 tests.

There is also the option to take part in Test to Release which allows travellers to shorten their quarantine from day 5 of their arrival, provided they have tested negative for coronavirus. This test must be bought from a private provider like Medicspot. You can find additional information about the Test to Release scheme on the government website.

Disclaimer All information is provided as guidance only. Ultimate responsibility for ensuring tests meet travel requirements lies with the traveller. Medicspot cannot be held liable for the advice provided here, given the changing nature of the government guidelines and the testing environment.

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