Simpson Safe Greece

Last updated 24 July 2020.

Everything you need to know about travelling to Greece in 2020…

Restrictions
All restrictions on travel between the UK and Greece were lifted on 15 July 2020.

Entry requirements

At least 24 hours before travelling to Greece, all passengers must complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) online. It is essential this is completed in time otherwise you will be denied boarding. One form is required per family, giving details for all travellers, including children. When completing the form, it is important to click the "Add Family Member" button multiple times until all passenger names have been added. See here for a visual guide. You will be asked to provide details of your address in Greece; your villa/hotel name, nearest village/town, island/region and postcode.
Once your PLF has been submitted, you will immediately receive a confirmation email acknowledging receipt. A unique QR (quick response) code to show on arrival in Greece will then be emailed to you on the morning of your departure. Please complete your PLF by visiting http://travel.gov.gr

(Please note that Preveza airport is listed under its official name, Aktion airport.)

Will I be tested for Coronavirus at the airport?
Randomised temperature checks and Covid-19 testing may be carried out on arrival in Greece.

Will temperature checks be carried out during my stay?
Temperature checks are not routinely carried out before entering shops, restaurants and bars in Greece. However, all guests transferring by boat to Paxos, Ithaca, Sivota or Meganissi may be checked before boarding the ferry/hydrofoil.

Should I wear a face mask?
Face masks are mandatory on arrival in Greece for everyone aged six and over (unless indicated otherwise by a medical professional). They are also required for boat trips, taxi transfers, museum visits, supermarkets and shops.

Beaches
Beaches in Greece are all open as usual and sunbeds (where available) are laid out in accordance with social distancing guidelines.

Restaurants
Restaurants are open as usual and tables are spaced in accordance with social distancing guidelines. 

Bars
Bars are open as usual with customers expected to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Shops
Shops are open as usual and masks may be required in some smaller establishments, at the owner’s discretion.

Boats, experiences and activities
Private boat hire can be arranged as usual in Greece this summer. Some other pre-bookable activities and experiences may carry limitations for 2020; your local Simpson Concierge will be able to advise.

Will there be any changes at the villa or hotel?

Please check your property details carefully on our website to see if any changes have been implemented for 2020. All our hygiene and enhanced cleaning measures are detailed on our Simpson Safe hub page.

What should I do if a member of my party is unwell or develops symptoms of Covid-19?
As always, your local concierge has everything in place to assist you and should be your first port of call. They can arrange rapid testing, access to medical care if required, and are fully briefed on local procedures in the event that a member of your party tests positive for Covid-19.

Returning to the UK
You will not be required to quarantine when you return to the UK. However, within 48 hours of travelling back, all passengers must complete a form giving journey and contact details, ready to present at the UK border. This may be printed, or downloaded onto a smart device and can be found at https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk

Additional information
For further information on travel to Greece, please visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/entry-requirements


This page will be updated regularly. For the latest information, please check back immediately prior to your departure date.

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