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No More PLF!

As of today, according to the official site of travel.gov.gr the Passenger Locator Form is optional. here's hoping the RAT/PCR Covid tests go to. I am having trouble finding test sites in central PA who will test in time for a Monday night flight (in May). There's always the airport test at $250 each.

Welcome to Greece!

From 15 March 2022 onwards, travellers visiting Greece are no longer required to fill out the Passenger Locator Form (PLF).

However, a simplified PLF remains in operation, the completion of which is OPTIONAL, for the sole purpose of enabling the traveller / family to issue an EU Certificate of negative or positive COVID-19 test result.

Travellers, who decide to fill out the simplified form, will receive the PLF with their unique Quick Response (QR) code via email (the QR code will be provided in a link in the email).

The PLF can also be found on the Visit Greece app and at travel.gov.gr. It is strongly recommended that all visitors download the Visit Greece app (GDPR compliant) for free, prior to their arrival in Greece.

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If you are vaccinated, and have either had the booster, or your last vaccine less than 9 months ago, you no longer need to take a test. Just your vaccination card.

This from travel.gov.gr:

. Travellers arriving from Australia, Canada and the United States of America are permitted to enter Greece under the condition that they display one of the following:

a) Vaccination certificate (for those who have completed vaccination for COVID-19 at least fourteen (14) days before arrival) valid for 9 months after the completion of the basic vaccination and without time limit for travellers who have received the booster dose. The vaccination certificate must include the full name of the traveller as registered in the passport, the type of vaccine given, the number of doses and inoculation dates, or

b) Proof of recovery from SARS-CoV-2 infection, issued 14 days after the day of the first positive COVID-19 test (PCR or Rapid Antigen test) and valid for 180 days thereafter, or

c) Negative molecular test for COVID-19 (PCR) performed up to 72 hours before the scheduled arrival, or negative Rapid Antigen test performed up to 24 hours before the scheduled arrival.

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Thank you to Jeff and Freedonia. We are going to Greece in May so this is helpful to know. I hope things won't change for the worse before May.

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5201 posts

Frank, your reading of this is a little off. There is no 9 month time limit on the booster according to the section you quoted.

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There are now some self-test kits that are acceptable for use for returning to the USA. These tests are proctored, meaning that you have to have a good internet connection to speak with the manufacturer's doctor/health tech to livestream the results. Then, assuming it's negative, a certificate is emailed to you that you can show to the airline before boarding.

https://www.afar.com/magazine/cdc-approves-at-home-covid-tests-for-international-travel