From Monday, 5. July 2021, for travel to the Greek islands required will be:

For adults

either … or

(a) vaccination certificate or disease certificate

b) negative PCR test carried out in the last 72 hours,

c) negative Rapid test carried out in the last 48 hours.

For children:

(a) for aged 12-17 any negative test including self-test

(b) Minors up to 12 years old travel freely – i.e no need of test.

Return from the islands:

On the return from the islands it is recommended that all those who are over 12 years old conduct a self test.


Excluded from the tests/certificates measure are the islands: Evia, Lefkada and Salamina, as well as:

a) those who move between different island Regional Units for work purposes on a daily basis; they carry out a weekly self-test as already in force.

B) those who move between islands located at very close distances or on ferries that connect the mainland with nearby islands, by conducting a weekly self-test if they are employees as is already the case and by conducting a self-test (self- test) before moving for the rest.

The rules are valid also for foreign tourists.


To make the long story short: if you are not vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19, you will keep testing to go and come back from the islands and have also tests to dine, have a coffee or a drink in the closed space of a facility (this from July 15, 2021.) 

PCR test at 60 euros, Rapid test: 20-30 euros, Self-test at the pharmacy: 6-7 euros!!