Fully-Vaccinated Citizens Able To Spend A Summer Vacation In Mykonos, Santorini And Other Destinations
Just in time for the summer rush, Americans can be dancing on the bars again in Mykonos, Santorini and other Greek Islands as the Greek government has cleared Americans to travel to Greece.
The country, which heavily relies on tourism for the health of its economy and providing jobs, is allowing citizens from the USA back into Greece, provided they show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.
These are the rules:
• Every traveler must fill out a PLF (Passenger Location Form) no later than 23:59 of the day before arriving in Greece.
• The traveler must ensure prior to departure that he/she carries some kind of certification of their health condition. The alternatives for that are as follows:
– PCR negative test result from a laboratory, for a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure
– Vaccination certificate from a certified authority.
– All certificates must include the critical information in English and the person’s full name must match with the name listed on the passport or other travel document.
Summertime is the prime time to visit Greece, particularly in the islands, some of which are known around the world for their nightlife and party atmosphere. Normally, July is its peak month but this year due to the announcement coming in late April, some locals are predicting that September will be the busiest month.
By that time, all the restaurants, bars and shops – on which makes the Greek Islands such a desirable destination in the first place, should be open and serving customers with the customary Greek hospitality.
Visitors from other countries – and the Greek Islands attract tourists and PubClubbers from around the world – should also be cleared to travel to Greece.
As of now, there is no so-called vaccine passport, as is being discussed by the European Union, but it is potentially in the works. Regardless, carry a copy of your government-issued vaccination card and keep it with your passport as proof of your vaccination. As a precautionary backup, have front-and-back photos of it on your phone.
Treat that card as valuable as you do your passport.