Greece has extended its entry permit for Russians until November 30

The Greek authorities have extended until November 30 the permit to enter the country up to 500 Russians per week if those entering the country have a negative coronavirus test and a voucher confirming their hotel reservation. This is stated in a joint inter-ministerial decision, published on Sunday in the government gazette.

The original decision of the authorities was in effect from September 7 to 21. The second time it was extended until October 5, the third time - until October 12, the fourth - until October 25, the fifth - until November 8. However, in the absence of both direct flights between Russia and Greece, and charters, the decision is, in fact, formal and does not make it possible to arrange the arrival of Russian tourists to Greece.

The decision was extended on the same terms as the previous ones. It allows Russian citizens to enter Greece exclusively by air. At the same time, residents of the Russian Federation must comply with a number of conditions. First of all, they must have a negative laboratory test for coronavirus by PCR, obtained 72 hours before their arrival in Greece. The test can be done in public or private laboratories, provided that these private laboratories are certified by the competent national authority. Arriving must have a certificate of diagnosis in English, which contains the name, surname, passport number.

Arrivals must also complete the electronic PLF (Passenger Locator Form) with their contact details in Greece, the day before arrival in the country.

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