Covid-19 Restrictions on Cruising: Greece
- Can I and my crew get to my boat and back?
International arrivals by air or sea may be tested on arrival. Greece’s borders with Turkey, Albania and North Macedonia are closed. All arrivals by commercial transport to complete a ‘Passenger Locator Form’ (PLF) at least 24 hours before travel, and receive a personal QR code . This is NOT required for private yachts, but you may be requested to fill in a Health Declaration Form.
Return to the UK with NO self isolation (unless you have visited or made a transit stop in any non-exempted country or territory in the preceding 14 days).
- Restrictions sailing in-country and cross-border
Travel by private sailboats (and yachts) is now permitted within Greece, but be prepared for local interpretation of rules in outlying islands. Cross-border see above.
- Social restrictions and requirements (and any special points)
Face masks mandatory on public transport, and strongly recommended elsewhere. Shops, bars, restaurants and hotels are open.
Occupancy limits on boats announced: For boats of up to 12 berths, all 12 crew can be aboard. If more than 12 berths, the excess over 12 must be half occupancy (e.g. 18 berth boat will be limited to 15 crew). Yachts already denied entry (e,g, from Turkey, Albania, UK, Sweden) are still not allowed entry.
- Greek National Public Health Organization web page
- Greek Government web page, Protocol for Arrivals in Greece
- Greek Government web page, Gradual de-escalation plan
- Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs web page
- EASA list
- UK FCO (Foreign & Commonwealth Office) web page
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