Greece announces to facilitate entry requirement for passengers arriving from UK

All of the travellers from the United Kingdom who has made the decision to get access to the Hellenic Republic will no longer be subject to the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) needed, ahead of the Easter Holidays, declared by the authorities in Greece.

The authorities in Greece has confirmed that all of the Britons who have met their immunisation process against the virus will be needed to show valid proof of certification, but they will not be obliged to fill in the pre-travel form when planning to reach Greece.

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On March 15, the new changes will be applicable from the beginning.

Along with this, the authorities in the Hellenic Republic have confirmed that the passengers who have not been vaccinated or the people who are partially vaccinated against the COVID-19 infection will still be required to show proof of recovery or a negative result of the COVID-19 PCR test, which is not more than 72 hours, or a negative result of the COVID variant antigen test not over than 24 hours.

Greece has highlighted that in order to be considered fully immunised against the infection, the travellers are required to have completed the entire course at least two weeks before travelling.

Moreover, the passengers who have completed their immunisation strategy over nine months before are needed to take a booster shot in order to qualify.

Greece’s authorities made the decision to nullify the need for PLF comes as a part of efforts to relax the procedure of travelling as well as help the industries, especially the travel and the tourism sector, which has been recovered by the damages that have been caused by the variant of the COVID-19 along with its new variants.

On the other hand, the latest decision was confirmed through a statement that has been issued by the Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

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The Minister outlined, “Following the advice of the Committee of Experts of the Ministry of Health, the completing the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) by visitors from all nations for their entry into Greece is abolished from March 15, 2022. The abolition of the PLF simplifies the entry process for travellers, shifting the emphasis to the control of vaccination certificates.

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