Greece has reduced quarantine period for foreigners to three days
Greece has reduced by three times the period of a mandatory quarantine for persons arriving in the country from abroad.
“The mandatory preventive quarantine for those persons who enter Greece from December 18, 2020 to January 7, 2021, has been reduced from 10 days to 3 days,” said the official representative of the Greek government Stelios Petsas.
According to Greek media reports, the authorities made this decision in response to a strong reaction from those who wanted to return to Greece for the winter holidays.
Experts and representatives of Greek tourism believe that reducing the quarantine period will not affect the Russian tourism market.
First, a national quarantine was introduced in the country until January 7. Within this period movement between regions is prohibited. To move within the region, you must obtain a permit via SMS code. There is a curfew from 22:00 to 05:00.
Secondly, the quota for entry into Greece of up to 500 Russians per week is valid until December 14, and so far there have been no announcements of its extension.
Now Russians can get from Moscow to Athens on a direct flight twice a week (there is a quota of 500 people a week for Russia). The cost of round-trip tickets for the period of winter holidays starts from 337 Euros.
Upon arrival, the passengers need to have a negative PCR test for COVID-19 in English, as well as pass an express test upon arrival. You will also need to fill out the online PLF form to receive a QR code.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.