The Hellenic Coast Guard will be checking passengers for compliance with Greece’s new COVID-19 rules in ferries.
amely, on July 5, Greece imposed new requirements for COVID-19 health documentation for public travel and places of entertainment.
In order to secure Greece’s island communities, the rules require island ferry passengers to:
- Bring a certificate showing that they have received full vaccination;
- Bring an official confirmation showing that they have previously been infected with COVID at any point between 30 and 180 days in the past;
- Show proof of a recent negative test, including a PCR test or a rapid test.
Commenting on the new rules, Shipping minister Yiannis Plakiotakis, stated:
I ask for the cooperation of all travelling by boat. I ask them to carry all the necessary documents with them, to be meticulous in observing the measures, to follow the instructions of the men and women of the Coast Guard
The new regulations and enforcement measures come as Greece opens its doors to international travelers from outside of the Schengen Zone, in order to boost the tourism industry.
Greece currently does not require visitors from certain overseas nations to quarantine on arrival, while it is also structuring its COVID-19 regulations to support a safe return for leisure travelers.