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Updated: 3 May 2022

Travelling to Greece? Your no-hassle guide to the latest entry requirements

On 1 May Greece scrapped all entry requirements for UK travellers. Here's what you need to know about Greece's current travel rules

With hundreds of paradisal islands to explore, from Kefalonia to Crete, Greece is a popular holiday destination among UK holidaymakers. Travellers from the UK are no longer required to show proof of vaccination, a negative test or a certificate of recent recovery, regardless of vaccination status, making it a hassle-free holiday destination. There's also no need to complete a passenger locator form.

Remember to always check the FCDO's latest advice, as travelling against it could invalidate your travel insurance.

During these uncertain times, we always advise going for a package holiday with a provider which has good flexible booking policies. Of course, a package holiday doesn't suit everybody's plans and you may only need flights. If that's you, find out which airlines are offering the best flexibility to passengers.

We surveyed more than 1,300 Which? members to find the best Greek islands.

Random Covid-19 testing on arrival in Greece

Be aware that you might be asked to take a state-provided Covid test when you land in Greece as part of spot checks being carried out by the authorities. Unless you are medically exempt, this test is mandatory if you are asked to do it, and refusal could result in you being denied entry into the country.

If you do test positive, you (and the people you are travelling with) will need to either stay in a government funded quarantine hotel or in your own hotel (if it's four or five stars and offers the necessary Covid-19 service) for at least five days. If you show no symptoms, or your symptoms begin to improve within five days, you can end your quarantine, but on the condition that you wear either an FFP2/N95 mask or double mask (one of which should be surgical) at all times in public for the following five days.

For more information on testing positive on arrival in Greece, visit the Greek government website.

To keep up to date with Greece's latest entry requirements, visit gov.uk.

Taking advantage of Greece’s relaxed restrictions? We’ve found the five best-value Greek islands to visit this summer.

Are there different restrictions for the Greek islands?

The above rules all apply for travel to the Greek islands. The government has advised that municipalities and local authorities have the power to tighten or loosen restrictions depending on the Covid-19 infection rate in that area. Best thing to do is to check the latest rules for the area you're travelling to before you go.