Greece Travel Alerts and Warnings

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What are the issues affecting travelers in Greece? Read the latest travel warnings and alerts.


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Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions in Greece – 12 May 2022

Who can travel to Greece? And what are the requirements?

From 1 May 2022, travelers to Greece no longer need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, a negative test, or a certificate of recovery. Passenger Locator Forms re also no longer necessary. Travelers are still required to wear a protective masks in all indoor spaces, including aircraft. Arrivals may be required to undergo a rapid COVID-19 test on arrival. Check Greek authorities’ advice for further information. These requirements may change at short notice. Check here for the latest updates.

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Wildfires in Greece – July 2018

More than 50 people are feared dead and more than 150 injured as several wildfires rage out of control in Greece. Fire crews are battling blazes in the following locations: northeast of Athens in the Penteli region, Rafina region and the coastal seaside towns of Mati and Kineta. Greece is currently experiencing heatwave conditions with temperatures exceeding 104°F (40°C), and the fires are being fanned by high winds.

The Athens-Corinth motorway has been closed by authorities. The motorway is one of two major routes to the Peloponnese peninsula. Train and other transport services in affected areas been canceled.

A state of emergency has been declared, and the Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, has cut short a trip to Bosnia to return home. Spain and Cyprus have offered firefighting assistance.

Travelers in Greece should heed government warnings and keep up to date with local news and alerts. Those with respiratory health issues should travel away from affected areas and avoid breathing in the smoke where possible.

Also, check with your insurer as cover for this event may be excluded from a certain date.

Image: Getty/Angelos Tzortzinis. 23 July. People watch a wildfire in the town of Rafina

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  • Noreen said

    hi. I am uk resident currently in Pakistan can i travel to Greece without mandatory 7 day quaratine and stay for 11 days. Thank you


  • Tim said

    I am living in the Uk on a British passport and my girlfriend is Tanzanian living in Tanzania ,where is the best place to meet due to Covid restrictions


  • Corne Jansen van rensburg said

    Hello. I am from South Africa. Are we allowed entry into greece yet?


    • Palla Coole said

      I have a Greek passport,my husband does not have a greek passport. We are from South Africa. Are we allowed entry into Greece?


  • Storm said

    I want to inquire about when Nigerians are allowed tourist entry to Greece


  • Christine lee said

    We are from South Africa and vaccinated
    Are we allow to travel to Greece yet?
    We booked for end of September 2021


  • Margaret Kotze said

    Wanting to travel to Athens & Crete end September from South Africa , is this still possible, fully vaccinated.



    Im a Uk passport holder travelling from South Africa. Will I be able to enter Greece in September or October please? SINOVAC vaccinated


  • Dalene Van Zyl said

    We are from South Africa had all our Pfizer vaccs plus the booster. Will we be able to travel to Greece in May 2022


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