PCR requirement in order to enter Greece by its land borders
DRIVING RESTRICTIONS12 August 2020
On August 10th 2020, Ministerial Decree with ref. number Δ1α / Γ.Π.οικ. 50676 / 10-8-2020 (Β '3346), "Application of the measure of temporary restriction of the land connections of Greece, in order to limit the spread of COVID-19" (attached to this post in greek only), according to which "as of 17.8.2020 a negative molecular control test (PCR test) will be mandarory for anyone entering the country at land borders. The test must also have been performed up to 72 hours before entering Greece The obligation includes Greek citizens and holders of residence permits. The test must have been carried out in the country of departure or transit and not in Greece."
OFAE has made an intervention to the Greek government highlighting the fact that such provisions cannot be applied to international transport workers, otherwise it will disrupt the flow of goods!
The Greek Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport has submitted an amendment proposal to exempt international transport workers from such provisions, which is currently being discussed by the Ministry of Health. Awaiting for official information about its approval, we will update the information accordingly!