Travelers flying from Bulgaria and Romania to Greece, as of July 28*, will be required to present a negative molecular test result (PCR) for COVID-19, performed up to 72 hours before their entry to the country, Greece’s Civil Protection authority said on Saturday.
The measure is valid from the morning of Tuesday, July 28, until August 4. It does not apply to Greek citizens, permanent residents of Greece and travelers for essential professional reasons.
Travelers should be laboratory tested with RT-PCR of oropharyngeal or nasopharyngeal swab.
Only travelers who carry a certificate of a negative RT-PCR test result will be allowed by border authorities to enter Greece. The certificates should be written in English and bear the name and passport/national ID number of the traveler.
The Laboratories that perform the RT-PCR testing should be:
a. National Reference laboratories,
b. National Public Health Laboratories or
c. Private laboratories which are accredited from the respective national accreditation authorities (not necessarily specifically for COVID-19).
*On Tuesday, July 28th and Wednesday July 29th, travelers who did not have time to be tested before departure will be tested by Greek competent authorities upon their arrival to Greece.