According to a new measure which came into effect on Saturday 12 February, travellers entering Greece from Australia, the US and Canada are no longer required to present a negative Covid-19 test.
Incoming passengers from those countries will instead be asked to show proof of their vaccination or hold a certificate of recent illness from the virus, issued within the last 180 days.
The amendment of Greece’s Civil Aviation authority guidelines will be subject to review again on 21 February.
The change was hailed by the country’s Tourism Minister, Vasilis Kikilias, as a “very important development” for the sector.
Vaccination certificates will be considered valid for 9 months following the completion of an individual’s primary course of vaccination.
However, no ‘expiration’ date will apply for travellers who have received a booster dose.
Travellers will still need to complete their Passenger Locator Form (PLF) prior to entering the country.
The equivalent to the Australia Travel Declaration Form (ATD), requires detailed information on their point of departure, the duration of previous stays in other countries, and the address of their stay while in Greece.