Open with restrictions

Greece Travel Restrictions

61.72% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 61.07% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Greece with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Greece without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Greece for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Greece entry details and exceptions

Travelers are allowed if they are in an essential category such as healthcare professionals, students, government members, diplomats, military personnel, humanitarian aid workers, airline crew, seasonal workers, travelers in transit, or travelers entering Greece for reasons authorized by the Greek embassy or consulate. The list of categories can be found here.


Outgoing travel to GreeceTravelling from New Zealand to Greece

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Greece.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Upon their arrival, they will also be subject to random testing (rapid tests) as per the procedure described in the Passenger Locator Form (PLF).

Children under 12 years old are not subject to the obligation to a PCR test.

Acceptable vaccines are: Pfizer BioNtech, Moderna, Astra Zeneca/Oxford, Novavax,JohnsonNJohnson/Janssen, Sinovac Biotech, Gamaleya (Sputnik),Cansino Biologics,Sinopharm among others.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Greece.

Details and exceptions

If a traveler tests positive, then they will have to quarantine for ten (10) days. International flight passengers, who have been fully vaccinated and the rapid test they take upon arrival is positive, will have to self-isolate for ten(10) days. In both cases, self-isolated traveler will have to show a negative result to a molecular PCR test on the last day of their quarantine, in order for the quarantine to be lifted.

Documents
Passenger Locator Form

ALL TRAVELLERS ARE OBLIGED TO COMPLETE THEIR PASSENGER LOCATOR FORM (PLF) BEFORE ENTERING THE COUNTRY


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Greece

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Greece must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Greece will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Australia, Cook Islands and Niue) must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel in New South Wales and Queensland are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Greece

Masks:Required in public spaces and enclosed environments.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Greece without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Greece with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Greece without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Greece with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers coming from New Zealand are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated travellers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in Greece is required in public spaces and enclosed environments.

  • Restaurants in Greece are open with restrictions. Bars in Greece are open with restrictions.