New Rules for Entry to Greece via Kakavia and Evzoni Land Borders

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Greek Civil Protection Deputy Minister Nikos Hardalias on Friday announced new restrictions for entering Greece through the Kakavia (Greece-Albania) and Evzoni (Greece-North Macedonia) in efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19).

According to the new restrictions, as of 6am on Monday, March 1 and until March 15:

– Entrance through the Kakavia and Evzoni border points (including the passing of trucks) will be allowed strictly between 7am and 7pm (from 7am-11pm previously)

.- The maximum entry of 700 entries to Greece from both border points per day is now set at 400.

– All citizens (including truck drivers) entering Greece from Kakavia and Evzoni will be obliged to take a Covid-19 rapid test at both border points. Those who test positive will be denied entry.

– All citizens that enter Greece through both border points must self-isolate for 14 days (up from 7 days previously).

Necessary to have: PLF & negative PCR test

It is reminded that travelers going through Greece’s entry points are already obliged to have filled out a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) prior to their trip.

Travelers passing Greece’s land borders must also present a negative Covid-19 test result (PCR) performed up to 72 hours before arrival. The results should be written in English and bear the name and passport/national ID number of the traveller.

Greek health authorities on Friday announced 1,790 new coronavirus cases and 29 deaths. Since the start of the pandemic, the total number of cases in the country has reached 188,201. The Covid-19 death toll in Greece is 6,439.