Greece allowed tourists from Russia to present a certificate of vaccination and all certificates in Russian, said Ilias Tsonos, head of the marketing department of the representative office in the Russian Federation and the CIS of the Greek National Tourism Organization (EOT).
He explained that documents can be either in electronic or printed form and are needed by all tourists over five years old. “The first thing to show is a QR code that confirms the completion of the PLF form 24 hours before arrival in the country, the document is available in Russian on the website of the Greek government. The second is a certificate of complete vaccination, and at least 14 days must have elapsed since the last dose was administered. The document is accepted in Russian. The third is a negative result of a PCR test delivered no earlier than 72 hours before arrival. You can also present a certificate of a past illness, which can be valid from 2 to 9 months from the date indicated in it. Both certificates can be in Russian and are needed if there is no vaccination certificate or test, ”Tsonos recalled.
When entering Greece, a tourist may also be asked to undergo a rapid antigen test – checks are carried out selectively.
Director of the Representative Office of the Greek National Tourism Organization in the Russian Federation and the CIS Polikarpos Efstatiu, in turn, said that Greece accepts not only Sputnik V, but all three Russian vaccines, and test certificates can be from any laboratory – public or private.
When traveling around the country, Russians must comply with all internal safety measures and sanitary standards, Tsonos recalled. In addition, when traveling on ships, tourists need to fill out a health form issued by the crew.
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