Greece Requires Negative Covid-19 Test From Wednesday November 11, 2020

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Greece, a popular tourist destination in Europe and for Europeans, tried to save its 2020 summer season by opening up for arrivals from most EU/EEA/Schengen countries with a requirement of filling out an electronic form minimum a day before departure.

Now, the country is facing higher Covid-19 infection rates and is instituting new requirements this week for incoming and outgoing passengers, including a negative Covid-19 test for all arrivals.

You can Greece’s page for filling the required Passenger Locator Form (PLF) here.

Here’s an email that Aegean sent out:

Conclusion

Many passengers were denied boarding on flights to Greece because they had not filled the required PLF at a minimum the day before arrival. Other countries are ok as long as you do it before departure or by the time of going through an arrival check, like what takes in Spain.

The requirement of a negative Covid-19 PCR test administered no more than 72 hours before arrival is difficult to arrange in some countries and can be rather expensive too.

Let’s hope that this Covid-19 is mostly behind by the 2021 summer season in Europe.

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