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Greece Is Open For Sailing Holidays

Here's very good news if you are thinking of travelling to Greece for a sailing holiday in the summer off 2021.

Greece has lifted its quarantine requirement for travellers from the European Union provided they have been vaccinated or tested negative for COVID-19 over the previous 72 hours.

The new rule, announced today, also applies to travellers from Australia, Israel, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the UK, and the US, the Greek Civil Aviation Authority (YPA) said. All other international arrivals will still need to show a negative test and self-isolate for seven days.

Vaccinated travellers will have to present a certificate, in English, showing that they have been fully immunised, The second dose must have been received at least 14 days before the date of travel.

You can find below the official announcement from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

CAA Announcement

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announces to the passengers the new extension of the domestic / international flight instructions (Covid-19 notams), as well as the new notam according to which the entry into the territory of the permanent residents of the Member States of the European Union, of the Schengen Agreement, of the United Kingdom, of the United States of America, of the United Arab Emirates, of Serbia and of Israel, is allowed without 7-day quarantine:

Visitors will be allowed in Greece by having one of the following:

  • Negative PCR test of the last seventy-two (72) hours before their arrival in Greece or

  • In case of completion of the COVID-19 coronavirus vaccination and presentation by them of a vaccination certificate, in English, issued by a public authority, subject to the lapse of fourteen (14) days from the completion of the vaccination. 

The 14th May 2021 is the official opening day for the season and visitors from other countries will have the opportunity to enter Greece under the same conditions