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Covid-19 Updates

Last update: July, 17th, 2021
Disclaimer: The following information is subject to future short notice changes & updates.

For all updates about traveling to Greece, please consult: https://travel.gov.gr/#/.
Read about the cancellation policies of all ferry companies.

To travel by ferry in Greece and the Greek islands you will need:
- A completed pre-boarding form (provided with your booking with Ferriesingreece.com or that you can find on the port of departure).
- A completed online health statement form (for passengers over 18 years old) that you can find on https://sea.travel.gov.gr/

Your are looking to get a test in Greece? Check our list with Covid-19 test laboratories in Greece.

TRAVEL FROM ATHENS PORTS (& MAINLAND PORTS) TO THE ISLANDS

• For all adult travelers by ferry, departing from the ports of the mainland like Athens (Piraeus, Rafina, Lavrio), Kavala, Volos, Thessaloniki, Kilini, Patra, Agios Konstantinos etc, remember that you will need to have one of the following:
- A vaccination certificate issued by a certified authority (valid after 14 days from the second shot) OR
- A PCR test of less than 72 hours OR
- A Rapid Antigen test of less than 48 hours OR
- An official proof of COVID-19 recovery which is valid between 30-180 days after the first positive test result.

Minors 12-17 years of age departing from the ports of the mainland like Athens (Piraeus, Rafina, Lavrio), Kavala, Volos, Thessaloniki, Kilini, Patra, Agios Konstantinos etc, will need to have one of the following:
- A Self-test declaration of less than 24 hours OR
- A vaccination certificate issued by a certified authority (valid after 14 days from the second shot) OR
- A PCR test of less than 72 hours OR
- A Rapid Antigen test of less than 48 hours OR
- An official proof of COVID-19 recovery which is valid between 30-180 days after the first positive test result.

Minors under 12 years of age do NOT need a negative test result of any kind in order to travel to the islands.

TRAVEL FROM ONE ISLAND TO ANOTHER AND FROM THE ISLANDS TO THE MAINLAND

- Travellers from one island to another that belong in different regional units (e.g. from Crete to Santorini ) : same rules about test as above.
- Travellers from one island to another that belong in the same regional unit ( e.g. from Paros to Naxos apart from the above tests or certifications, a self test declaration is also acceptable.
- Travellers from the islands to the mainland, apart from the above tests or certifications, a self test declaration is also acceptable

Some examples for island hopping for non-vaccinated travelers
• 72h PCR test or 48h Antigen Rapid test for:
- Travelling from Crete to the Cyclades islands
- Travelling from Crete to the Dodecanese islands
- Travelling from the Cyclades to the Eastern Aegean islands
- Travelling from the Dodecanese to the Eastern Aegean islands (and vice versa)

• Self-test declaration for:
- Travelling within the Cyclades & the Dodecanese island complexes
- Travelling within the Ionian island complex
- Travelling within the Sporades island complex
- Travelling within the Saronic island complex
- Travelling within the Eastern Aegean island complex

 

Note also that:
* All certificates/test results/documents must include the critical information in English and the person’s full name must match the name on the passport or other travel document.
* Controls for test results/vaccination certificates/pre-boarding forms will be carried out by the port officers before boarding the ferry. All passengers are required to be at the port 1,5 hours before the ferry departure. Embarkation shall be denied in case you do not show the required documents.
* Self-test kit is available in pharmacies and costs '6' 'EUR' (6 Euros). Download and complete the self-declaration form: https://self-testing.gov.gr/covid19-self-test-print.pdf
* Face mask is mandatory in all interior and exterior areas of the ferry

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