COVID-19: All travelers will be required to self-isolate after entry

11 Dec 20

GREECE

IMPACT – HIGH

Greece will soon require anyone entering the country to quarantine for three days upon arrival.

This change is one of a number steps Greece is taking to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Greece’s COVID-19 immigration and entry policies are summarized as follows:

  • Nationals of European Union countries, the United Kingdom and individuals with a Greek or EU residence permit are permitted entry.
  • Most third-country nationals are barred entry. Citizens and permanent residents of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates or Uruguay are excepted from this restriction and are allowed to enter Greece. Nationals of other third countries can be granted entry with a special permit issued from a Greek consulate for essential reasons (mostly employment- or family-related).
  • Commercial flights from the Catalonia region in Spain and from Turkey are suspended until at least Dec. 14, and possibly longer. All travelers are required to present negative COVID-19 test results for entry until at least Dec. 14. In addition, all travelers must complete the online PLF form.
  • Beginning Dec. 18 until at least Jan. 7, 2021, anyone entering Greece will be required to quarantine (self-isolate) for three days upon arrival. This measure will apply to all travelers entering Greece; there are no exceptions.

Additional Information: Since Nov. 6, Greece has been under a national lockdown due to rising cases of COVID-19. More information about the internal lockdown at forma.gov.gr.

Analysis & Comments: The three-day quarantine will make traveling to Greece for work or business more difficult. Employers should ensure that workers meet all entry requirements and that they comply with internal movement restrictions. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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