As of May 14th 2021, travelers arriving in Greece are required to have either a negative PCR certificate from a testing laboratory, for a Covid-19 test taken no later than 72 hours before arrival or a negative antigen (rapid) certificate taken no longer than 48 hours before arrival.
This test is mandatory for all tourists (including children over the age of 12), regardless of the epidemiological situation in the country of departure.
A proof of a negative test is not required for all travelers that have completed their vaccination (accepted vaccines are Pfizer BioNtech, Moderna, Astra Zeneca/Oxford, Novavax, Johnson + Johnson/Janssen, Sinovac Biotech, Gamaleya (Sputnik), Cansino Biologics, Sinopharm.) and 14 days have elapsed since the vaccination, depending on the doses required) and hold a vaccination certificate.
It is also mandatory to fill a PLF form and have the QR code for those travelling from abroad, while starting from November 10th 2020, all Greeks traveling abroad should fill out the PLF form at page travel.gov.gr, 24 hours before the trip.
*We recommend visiting the official government website for the most current update regarding Covid rules in Greece.
Greece has been one of the least affected countries by the novel coronavirus mainly due to the preventative measures taken early on. Crete has been no exception, as there are only a few cases since the start of the pandemic.
The Greek government has created an interactive map which will show the level of risk around the whole country, which you can use to find out what are the measures and restrictions to the area you are traveling to.
Currently, in Crete, Chania is on Level B, Rethymno on Level B, Heraklion on Level C and Lasithi on Level B. You can click on each Level section below to learn more information about the measures and use of masks.