Health Alert – U.S. Mission Greece

Health Alert Consular Section

Health Alert – U.S. Mission GreeceMay 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 arrivalor
  • 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 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 

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 and in Greek at the Civil Protection website and the Greek government’s COVID-19 Measures website.

Actions to Take: 


U.S. Embassy Athens

+(30) 210-721-2951


U.S. Consulate General Thessaloniki

+(30) 2310-376-300


State Department – Consular Affairs

(888) 407-4747 or (202) 501-4444


Greece Country Information

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