Health Alert – U.S. Mission Greece, May 14, 2021
Event: Movement Restrictions Lifted Effective May 14, 2021
Greek authorities have loosened several movement restrictions, effective May 14, 2021, including the following changes:
- Restrictions on travel between regions in Greece are lifted
- Movement certificates and/or SMS are no longer required to leave home
- Night curfew is from 12:30 am – 5:00 am
- Retail stores are open without need for appointment
- Museums are open
- Travel to the islands is permitted with documentation listed below
For air or ferry travel to Greek islands, all travelers ages 5 years and older must provide:
- Proof of full vaccination at least 14 days prior to arrival; or
- A negative PCR test no older than 72 hours; or
- A negative rapid or self-test no older than 24 hours; or
- Documentation of COVID-19 recovery from a health care professional
For tests administered by a health professional, documentation of negative results must be provided either electronically or on paper. Self-test results must be reported either electronically via the https://self-testing.gov.gr/ website or by printing and filling out the Self-Test Declaration form.
During nighttime curfew hours between 12:30am and 5:00am, movements outside the home are restricted only to work, health (with prior appointment), and pet care. Individuals circulating during curfew for the above reasons must carry movement permits as described at https://forma.gov.gr/en/.
Greek authorities continue to enforce other restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including restrictions on certain business and entertainment operations, restrictions on the size of gatherings, and capacity limitations for public transport and businesses. Masks are required everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
Further restrictive measures, including travel restrictions, may be imposed in any region with higher incidence of COVID-19 with little to no advance notice. Additional information is available in English at travel.gov.gr and in Greek at the Civil Protection website and the Greek government’s COVID-19 Measures website.
Actions to Take:
- For full details, visit the COVID-19 page on our website.
- If you develop fever and/or respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath or cough, stay indoors and immediately seek medical attention by contacting the National Public Health Organization by dialing 1135.
- Visit the CDC’s webpage on Travel and COVID-19.
- Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before any international travel.
- Read the country information page for Greece.
- Follow the instructions of local authorities.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
- U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.