Greece is the first country to open its doors to tourism
What are the requirements to travel to Greece now, do I need a PCR or is the vaccination certificate enough? It is normal that you ask yourself these questions, since we are in a time of many changes. Fortunately, the Hellenic country is one of the destinations where you can travel now. At IATI Insurance, as lovers of Greece, we are going to tell you everything you need to know so that you can plan your adventure and discover beautiful landscapes and corners with centuries of history.
It is expected that from May 1, 2022, all these restrictions will disappear. The use of face masks indoors will only be mandatory in certain limited cases. Greece wants to boost tourism at all costs this summer, so if you decide to visit, you will find an almost normal climate.
As we told you in Is it safe to travel to Greece, you should always drive with caution, but we advise you to be much more cautious in Greece. Forced overtaking is not uncommon and many drivers expect you to pull straight onto the shoulder so that they can overtake you. In addition, most of the roads are not in good condition.
New requirements for travel to Spain and Greece 2022
Greece reopened its borders on May 15; however, tourists wishing to enter the Hellenic country must present a negative PCR or prove they have been vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Therefore, citizens of the European Union, United Kingdom, Serbia, Israel, United States, United Arab Emirates, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, among others, will not be quarantined.
For more information on the necessary requirements when traveling in Europe, we recommend you to visit this link of the European Union, with all the necessary information to solve any doubt in this regard.
European countries open to tourism 2021
We are pleased to inform you of the official announcement of the Greek Government for the opening of Greece for those coming from all countries as of today 07/02/2022. Entry to the country of Greece is allowed under specific restrictions which we detail below.
In the following paragraphs, we provide a step-by-step guide on how to prepare before traveling to Greece as of 07/02/2022. These guidelines are in place to ensure the protection of your health, as well as the health of your loved ones and all those involved in providing you with a safe hospitality experience:
ITALY and GREECE reopen to TOURISM, and they do not require
Please note: our clinics will remain closed while we develop new ways to help travelers. If you have a registration request or similar need, please contact us through our online form.
The country is a Mediterranean paradise that has something for everyone who visits – whether you’re looking to experience a beautiful sunset on the coast of Santorini or take a tour of the streets of Athens, Greece is the perfect destination!
Yes, some vaccinations are recommended for visiting Greece. The WHO and ISTM recommend the following vaccines: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), meningitis, TDaP (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), and influenza.
“Dr. Alma explained in a very clear and informative way everything we needed for our trip to Greece. As well as the diseases and the best recommended vaccines for us. It was a very good attention and learning experience.”
Greece presents itself as a vacation spot with endless coastline and tropical temperatures. Much of the country lives up to these expectations. However, it is important to research weather trends specific to the region you are visiting.