Travelers from the United Kingdom planning to enter the Hellenic Republic will no longer be subject to Passenger Locator Form (PLF) requirement, ahead of the Easter Holidays, authorities in Greece have announced.
Authorities in Greece have confirmed that all Britons who have completed their immunisation process against the virus will be required to present valid proof of vaccination, but they will not be obliged to fill in the pre-travel form when planning to reach Greece.
The new changes will be applied to start from March 15, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
However, authorities in the Hellenic Republic have confirmed that passengers who have not been vaccinated or those who are partially vaccinated against the virus will still need to present proof of recovery or a negative result of the Coronavirus PCR test, not older than 72 hours, or a negative result of the COVID-19 antigen test not older than 24 hours.
Authorities in Greece have stressed that in order to be considered fully immunised against the virus, travellers need to have completed the full course at least two weeks before travel.
Passengers who have completed their immunisation process over nine months ago are required to take a booster jab in order to qualify.
Greece’s authorities’ decision to abolish the PLF requirement comes as part of efforts to ease the travel process and help the industries, especially the travel and tourism sector, recover from the damages caused by the Coronavirus and its new variants.
The new decision was confirmed through a statement published by Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias
“Following the recommendation of the Committee of Experts of the Ministry of Health, the completion of the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) by visitors from all countries for their entry into Greece is abolished from March 15, 2022. The abolition of the PLF simplifies the entry process for travellers, shifting the emphasis to the control of vaccination certificates,” the Minister pointed out in this regard.
According to the figures provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO), a total of 2,470,212 people have tested positive for the Coronavirus in Greece, up to this point, while a total of 26,036 people have died during the same period.
In addition, the figures provided by WHO also reveal that in the last seven days, over 100,816 people have contracted the Coronavirus in the Hellenic Republic, while a total of 433 people have died during the same period.
However, despite the current epidemiological situation, authorities in Greece have decided to follow the example of other European countries and lift the majority of restrictions imposed due to the Coronavirus.