Greece scraps mandatory COVID-19 tests for Australian travellers

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Fully vaccinated travellers from Australia, Canada and the United States no longer need to provide a negative COVID-19 test to enter Greece.

Previously, travellers from these countries were required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of their trip in order to enter the country.

READ MORE: Greece to scrap negative COVID-19 test demand for travellers.

But now, according to Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority, travellers are only required to provide a vaccination certificate or a certificate of recent illness.

To be considered “fully vaccinated,” you must have had your booster shot as well.

Vaccination certificates will be considered valid for nine months after the completion of an individual’s primary course of vaccination. No ‘expiration’ date will apply for travellers who have received a booster dose.

Travellers will still need to complete their Passenger Locator Form (PLF) prior to entering the country.

The new measure took effect on Saturday and will apply until February 21.

This change has been hailed by the Greece’s Tourism Minister, Vasilis Kikilias, as a “very important development” for the sector.

It comes at a time where Greece’s daily coronavirus infection rate has stabilised, but its death rate remains elevated.

READ MORE: ‘Danger zone’: Australian travellers locked out of Europe and US as Omicron surges.

Source: Keep Talking Greek.

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