Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Athens – ban on non-EU citizens extended to July 1

Ban on Entry of non-EU Citizens Extended to July 1:  Greece, along with other EU member states, is limiting entry to EU citizens and residents until July 1.  Non-EU citizens may not enter Greece for non-essential travel, which includes tourism.  Exceptions include spouses or minor children of EU/Schengen nationals, long-term residents, members of government delegations and passengers in transit.

Travel on and after July 1:  In the coming weeks, the Greek government is expected to announce restrictions regarding certain countries effective July 1.  We will update this page when the information is available. 

Flights:  For those who qualify to travel between now and June 30, you may be subject to mandatory or random COVID-19 testing and quarantine depending on your travel itinerary.  Please see the details on our COVID-19 page

Land Borders:  The land border with Bulgaria is open for those permitted to enter.  Land borders with Albania and North Macedonia are scheduled to open July 1, depending on the epidemiological data at the time.  The land border with Turkey remains closed without a projected opening date.

Please monitor our COVID-19 page for the latest travel information. 

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