COVID-19 update: New restrictions in Greece
DRIVING RESTRICTIONS08 March 2021
Greek Civil Protection Deputy Minister 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 6:00 hrs on Monday, 8 March 2021 and until 22 March 2021:
- Entrance through the Kakavia and Evzoni border points (including the passing of trucks) will be allowed strictly between 7am and 7pm
- The maximum entry of 700 entries to Greece from both border points per day is now set at 400.
Truck drivers are now exempted from the daily quota of 400 entries from both border points Kakavia (Greece-Albania) and Evzoni (Greece-North Macedonia).
- 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 Kakavia and Evzoni border points must self-isolate for 14 days (up from 7 days previously).
It is reminded that all persons (incl. truck drivers) going through Greece’s entry points are already obliged to have filled out a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) prior to their trip.
Travelers (not truck drivers) are also obliged to present a negative PCR test of 72hrs.
In addition to the a/m information, rapid tests are also performed at the ports of Patras and Igoumenitsa to all persons entering Greece via Italy, and rapid tests are performed at Promahonas (GR-BUL) which has caused long queues and delays at the BCP.