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Abbott BinaxNow Test for Entry to Greece?

Anyone know whether the proctored EMed Abbott BinaxNow home test is accepted by American Airlines/Greece to for inbound travel to Greece? It is crystal clear that this test is allowed for re-entry to the USA, but it is an open question whether it can be used to satisfy the Greek testing requirements.

The language on the site states that "As of May 14th, 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."

So it is clear that the PCR must come from a testing laboratory, but not clear on the antigen (rapid) test. When you take the Abbott test, you get emailed a very official eMed labs report signed by a laboratory official, etc.

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  1. You are contravening the language on the Greek official site with that statement.
  2. Vaxxed but won't be 14 days past the second jab at date of entry.
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The website includes this bullet point:

Proof of a negative test is not required however for all travelers
that have completed their vaccination (i.e., 14 days have elapsed
since the last vaccination, depending on the doses required) and hold
a vaccination certificate.

Acceptable vaccines are: Pfizer BioNtech, Moderna, Astra
Zeneca/Oxford, Novavax, Johnson + Johnson/Janssen, Sinovac Biotech,
Gamaleya (Sputnik), Cansino Biologics, Sinopharm among others.

So, vaccinated people don't need a COVID test as long as it is more than 2 weeks since their final dose.

Of course, the policy may change, so I suggest checking the site frequently.

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As a previous responder asked, MTravlerTX, why NOt just get the Vaccine??? Why?? Please tell us.