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Greece is currently on the ‘orange’ list and therefore those returning to the UK will have to ‘self-isolate’ for 10 days upon arrival. They will also have to pass the relevant tests before and after departure, as defined by the government.

FCDO currently advises against “all but essential travel to Greece, with the exception of the islands of Rhodes, Kos, Zakynthos, Corfu and Crete, based on the current COVID-19 risk assessment.”

Despite this, Greece allows British arrivals to enter for “non-essential” purposes.

“Anyone traveling to Greece must comply with the requirements of the Greek authorities, including completing a passenger tracking form (PLF) before traveling (both to and from Greece),” explains FCDO.

“Travelers must complete a Passenger Tracking Form (PLF) no later than 11.59pm the day before arriving in Greece.”

He continues: ‘Arrivals from the UK must provide either proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, carried out within 72 hours of arrival in Greece, or proof of two COVID-19 vaccinations carried out at least 14 days before the trip. Travelers with proof of either are exempt from the need to self-isolate upon arrival in Greece.

“If you do not provide proof of either, your carrier will not allow you to travel and the Greek authorities will likely deny you permission to enter Greece.”

Additionally, arrivals to Greece may be required to undergo a prompt COVID-19 test upon arrival.

“If you test positive when you arrive in Greece, you (and those you are traveling with) will need to self-isolate in quarantine hotels provided by the Greek state for at least 10 days,” the FCDO adds.

“The cost of accommodation in quarantine hotels is covered by the Greek state.”

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