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Greece lifts the seven-day quarantine for travelers from the EU and the Schengen area

The Greek authorities announced this Monday the removal of the mandatory seven-day quarantine caused by the COVID-19 pandemic for travelers from the European Union, the Schengen area, the United Kingdom, the United States, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) , Serbia and Israel was imposed.

According to the Greek Civil Aviation Authority, travelers from the above areas do not need to isolate themselves on arrival if they justify with a certificate that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – vaccination was completed in the 14 days prior to arrival. – or Have a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test performed at least 72 hours before departure.

At the same time, the Greek authorities have extended the current restrictions on domestic flights and the rest of the world until next Monday, reported the Greek news agency ANMA.

Greece lifts the seven-day quarantine for travelers from the EU and the Schengen area
Greece lifts the seven-day quarantine for travelers from the EU and the Schengen area

Among them, the travel ban is noticeable if the trip does not correspond to any essential reason, for example for health or professional reasons. Likewise, the entry of residents from outside the EU and the Schengen area into Greece is still prohibited, with the exception of essential travel. Permanent residents of the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, Rwanda, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Russia, Serbia, the United States, and Israel are exempt from this rule.

All passengers who come to Greece from abroad and may be the target of spot checks must adhere to the seven-day quarantine. If the test result is positive, the quarantine is extended to 14 days. Additionally, everyone must submit a negative PCR performed at least 72 hours prior to travel.

So far, the Greek health authorities have counted more than 315,000 people infected with COVID-19, including more than 9,400 deaths from the disease.

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