Greece holidays: FCDO updates travel advice for entering or departing from Greece

Greece holidays: FCDO updates travel advice for entering or departing from Greece

Greece has been a firm favourite among Britons in recent weeks after remaining on the travel corridor list. However, yesterday it was announced that the country would be entering its own second lockdown from tomorrow. The country has reported increasingly high numbers of COVID-19 over the last few weeks.

The FCDO website states: “If travelling by air to Greece, you must provide evidence of a negative result from a PCR test for COVID-19 that has been conducted no later than 48 hours before your journey starts.

“Failure to do so is likely to result in the Greek authorities refusing you permission to enter Greece.

“If you are entering Greece by land borders (including by road, rail or ferry), you must provide evidence of a negative result from a PCR test for COVID-19 that has been conducted no later than 72 hours before your journey starts.”

It added: It added: “The Greek authorities have indicated that, although this land borders-related measure applies from Saturday November 7, they will, exceptionally, permit entry by road, rail or ferry without a test result for an initial grace period of five days.

The country’s case rate per 100,000 people over a seven-day period is 117.4, which is above the UK’s threshold of 100.

England entered its second national lockdown earlier this week.

The lockdown means that from November 5 until December 2, travelling away from home, including internationally, is restricted from England except in limited circumstances such as for work or for education.

However, different rules apply in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Published at Fri, 06 Nov 2020 11:25:50 +0000