European Restrictions Lifted

Tourism and health ministries announced that travellers entering Greece with a European vaccination certificate will no longer be required to show a negative test for Covid-19 from Monday 7th February 2022.  Greece, a country heavily reliant on tourism, has been gradually easing the travel restrictions that were originally put in place in order to combat the spread of the coronavirus.  Under past restrictions, air passengers had to show a rapid antigen test taken 24-hours before arrival or a PCR test no more than 72-hours old to enter Greece.  From Monday 7th February, a valid digital European Union vaccination certificate will suffice according to the Greek Tourism Minister, who said that the country expects summer tourists to start arriving from 1st March, earlier than in the last couple of years.

The European vaccination certificate is issued to people who have been vaccinated, received a negative test result or have proof of recovery from Covid-19.

From Tuesday 15th March, Greece ends the use of the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) for international travellers.

From Friday 18th March, the law on filling out Passenger Locator Forms for those arriving in the UK will be lifted, as will all testing requirements for those arriving into the country.  The changes apply to unvaccinated people as well as those who have been inoculated.  Meaning there will be no Covid-19 legislation in place in the UK for the first time since the first lockdown in March 2020.