Greece canceled mandatory quarantine for vaccinated Russians

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Greece has canceled the mandatory quarantine for Russian citizens entering the country if they have both a negative PCR test and a vaccination certificate. On Saturday, April 24, RIA Novosti reports with reference to a joint ministerial decision.

At the same time, the restriction on the entry of 4 thousand Russians per week has been extended until May 3. They are now allowed to enter through nine airports, and not three, as before.

According to the document, Russian citizens are not required to be in preventive quarantine for seven days if they present at the same time a negative laboratory test by PCR for coronavirus and a certificate of completed vaccination at least 14 days before the trip.

The test must be done 72 hours before their arrival in Greece, with a certificate in English showing all the details. A random COVID-19 test may be done at the airport of arrival.

Citizens of Russia, the day before arriving in the country, must fill out the electronic PLF (Passenger Locator Form), indicating their contact details in Greece. The confirmation of the completion of the PLF form, which is automatically sent by e-mail to the passenger, is deemed necessary by the traveler. It is the carrier’s responsibility to check the form before boarding. Upon arrival, the airline passenger is required to show the document to the staff of the Secretary General of Civil Protection and the national public health organization.

Greece, against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, has allowed 500 Russians a week to enter since September 7, 2020, since then the relevant decree has been repeatedly extended. Since March 22, the number of permits has been increased eightfold.

The new decree will be in effect from April 26 to May 3.