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Greece clarifies requirements for PCR test for those entering the country

ATHENS Dec 16 The Greek government has specified that to enter the country from December 19, a PCR test will be required, done 72 hours before the trip, and not 48 hours, this clarification was made on Thursday by the spokesman for the Greek government, Ioannis Ikonomou. Wednesday announced that the PCR test must be done 48 hours before travel. “The pandemic is dynamic and forces us to adjust our strategy to address the new challenges we face. The omicron mutation has forced our country to take emergency action for visitors. Such measures are necessary in order to slow down the widespread spread of the pandemic as much as possible and buy time to increase vaccination coverage with a booster dose, “said Iconou.” Thus, our country will receive visitors from all countries upon presentation of negative molecular control ( PCR test) taken within 72 hours This is an emergency measure – it will act on the about holidays. More details will be announced next week. An exception will be made for travelers who have been abroad for less than 48 hours. The measure will take effect on Sunday morning, December 19, “said Ikonoma. -The test must be done by everyone, including the vaccinated, who will come to Greece from abroad by any means, by air or by road. When asked to clarify whether the test should be done 72 hours in advance or 48 hours in advance, Ikonome replied that 72 hours in advance .All travelers permanently residing in Russia must have a negative PCR test done within 72 hours prior to travel or an express test done within 48 hours to enter Greece. This measure is mandatory and applies to all passengers. permanent residents of Russia, regardless of whether they are vaccinated or not. In addition, all travelers – permanent residents of Russia must be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival in Greece.


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