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On a positive note - these new rules that were announced by the Greek government will allow Americans to travel to Greece as early as June 15, here's how...
Greece - Entry Restrictions
June 15 – June 30: U.S. citizens are permitted to enter Greece subject to COVID-19 testing and quarantine restrictions depending on where your travel originated.
*See Quarantine Information below.*
July 1: The Greek government is expected in the coming weeks to announce additional restrictions regarding certain countries effective July 1. We will update this page when the information is available. We cannot answer questions regarding travel on or after July 1 at this time.
Today through June 14: All international passengers must take a COVID-19 test upon arrival and are required to stay overnight at a designated hotel provided by the Greek authorities. You are escorted off the plane and asked to fill out a tracing form. You are then taken into a booth in the arrivals lounge for a throat swab. After collecting your luggage, you board a bus that takes you to the designated hotel where you must remain until results come through the next day. If the test is negative, you are released for a seven-day self-quarantine. If the test is positive, you are quarantined under supervision for 14 days. For any other arrival questions, consult directly with the airport.
June 15 – June 30: If your travel originates from an airport on the European Union Aviation Security Agency (EASA) affected area list, you will be tested on arrival. An overnight stay at a designated hotel provided by the Greek authorities is required. If the test is negative, you are released for a seven-day self-quarantine. If the test is positive, you are quarantined under supervision for 14 days. For any other arrival questions, consult directly with the airport.
Origination is the first flight on your travel itinerary. For example, if you travel from the United States and connect through Germany, your U.S. flight is considered your origination. If your origination airport is on the EASA affected area list, you are subject to testing and quarantine per above.
ITALY - Entry Restrictions
- Travel to Italy from the USA will be allowed only for proven work, urgent health needs, or to return to your place of residence.
• The suspension of entry from and exit to the EU and Schengen countries, the UK, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican is extended until 3 June.
• The suspension of entry from and exit to other countries is extended until 15 June.
• All arrivals from abroad are required to complete a self-certification form declaring their purpose of travel, their place of departure and the address of their destination in Italy, and to present this to the carrier before boarding. They must inform the local health authority (ASL) upon arrival.
• All arrivals must self-isolate for 14 days from entry.
• Foreign nationals can enter for justifiable work reasons may postpone the 14-day quarantine for up to 72 hours (extendable by another 48 hours) if strictly necessary.
• Transit through Italy, from one foreign country to another, for the purpose of traveling home as quickly as possible and without any unnecessary stopovers, is allowed, for work requirements, medical needs or reasons of absolute necessity.
• Italian nationals, or foreign nationals resident in Italy, who are abroad temporarily (for tourism, business or other reasons) are allowed to return to Italy. Italian nationals obliged to leave the foreign country where they were working (because they've lost their job or home) are likewise allowed to return to Italy.