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A Week in Greece: Athens, Mykonos & Santorini

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    EF Go Ahead Tours currently requires that all tour participants be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must have proof of negative results for a COVID-19 test
    taken within 72-hours before departure. These requirements are in addition to any destination requirements listed below due to US Department of State and CDC guidance, the wellbeing of the group, and/or operational feasibility.

    The United States to Greece

    Please note: Local requirements may be listed for destinations not visited on your tour itinerary. Cross-reference your itinerary to confirm which guidelines apply to you.

    General information

    No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results for transitNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers transiting through Greece airside are not required to have a negative COVID-19 test result for their transfer.

    Greek Secretariat for Civil Protection
    COVID-19 test may be required on arrivalNEEDED ON ARRIVAL

    Travelers must take a test on arrival if they are selected at random by the authorities. Travelers who test positive will be required to quarantine for a minimum of 5 days under supervision. Travelers who refuse will not be allowed to enter.

    This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 5.

    Masks are mandatory in indoor public places

    Travelers aged 6 years and older must wear masks in indoor public places.

    Documents needed

    No visa requiredNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    To visit Greece for Business or Tourism, you do not require a visa. To check permitted length of stay and other entry requirements, visit the government site.

    Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test resultsNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    All travelers must present a negative molecular COVID-19 PCR test result taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival or a rapid antigen test taken a maximum of 24 hours before arrival. The test result must be issued by a certified test center in Greek, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian and must include the traveler's name as displayed in the passport. Travelers have the option to present proof via EU Digital Certificate.

    This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers in transit; -Travelers under the age of 5.

    Mandatory proof of vaccinationNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Fully vaccinated travelers must have proof of vaccination showing they received their last required dose at least 14 days before travel. Vaccine proof can be in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, or Russian and the person’s full name must match the name on the passport or any other recognized travel document. Travelers have the option to present proof via EU Digital Certificate. Proof of recovery from COVID-19 must be presented with a PCR or Rapid test result. The certificate is issued thirty days after the first positive diagnosis, and it is valid for up to 90 days from the issue date.

    Acceptable vaccines are Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna, Astra Zeneca/Oxford, Novavax, Johnson + Johnson/Janssen, Sinovac Biotech, Gamaleya (Sputnik), Cansino Biologics. Sinopharm, Covishield Serum Institute of India.

    Mandatory passenger locator formNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers must fill a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) before arrival in Greece. A confirmation email or a QR code generated from the completed form must be presented on arrival. Families can be accepted with one joint confirmation e-mail or a unique QR code.

    This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers in transit

    Greece to The United States

    Please note: Local requirements may be listed for destinations not visited on your tour itinerary. Cross-reference your itinerary to confirm which guidelines apply to you.

    General information

    Masks are mandatory on public transportation

    Travelers must wear masks on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation.

    Documents needed

    Mandatory travel attestation formNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers must complete a travel attestation form before arrival. This form will be provided by the airline. Airlines may let you complete your attestation electronically during check-in or via partner apps such as VeriFLY. In this case it is not necessary to print the form, but travelers may do so as a precaution. Section 1 of the form below must be completed by all travelers while section 2 must only be completed by travelers that are not citizens or residents of the USA.

    Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test resultsNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    All travelers regardless of their vaccination status must have an original printed or electronic negative COVID-19 viral test result (NAAT: RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, NEAR, HDA, SDA, CRISPR, or Antigen: Rapid, Viral, Antigen Chromatographic Digital Immunoassay, Antigen Chemiluminescence Immunoassay, or Antigen Lateral Flow Fluorescence). The test must be taken a maximum of 1 day before the first scheduled departure time in the flight itinerary (if a flight is at 1 pm on a Friday, travelers could board with a COVID-19 negative test that was taken any time on the prior Thursday). Test results must include the traveler's full name and at least one other identifier such as date of birth or passport number. The test must also clearly state that the results are "negative," SARS-CoV-2 RNA not detected," SARS-CoV-2 antigen not detected," or "COVID-19 not detected." A test marked "invalid" is not acceptable. This requirement applies to all travelers, including US citizens, residents, and transit travelers. Travelers may use a self-test (sometimes referred to as a home test) that meets the given criteria. Please check the source for more information. Some US states might have more strict rules regarding COVID-19 test types and where they must be administered. Please carefully review the rules before traveling to each state.

    This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 2; -Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19. These travelers must show proof of a positive viral test from the preceding 90 days and a letter from their healthcare provider or public health official stating they are cleared to end isolation. Please see the source for more details.

    Mandatory proof of vaccinationNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if 2 weeks have passed since their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. The US government currently accepts vaccines approved or authorized for emergency use by the U.S. FDA and the WHO. Vaccines accepted are Pfizer-BioNTech (e.g., COMIRNATY, Tozinameran), AstraZeneca-Oxford (e.g., Covishield, Vaxzevria), Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Moderna, Sinopharm BIBP, Covaxin, Sinovac-CoronaVac, and Novavax/Covovax. Travelers unable to present a valid certificate may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.

    Any combination of 2 doses of an FDA approved/authorized or WHO emergency use listed COVID-19 2-dose series are accepted. The second dose in a 2-dose heterologous series must have been received no earlier than 17 days (21 days with a 4 day grace period) after the first dose. For more information about accepted proof of vaccination, please check the source.