We’re hoping to be able to take you to Greece again soon, but due to current restrictions we’re unable to travel here. For the latest guidance visit the FCDO website or check out our Travel Alerts page.
As part of our TUI Holiday Promise, all bookings departing on or before 30th April 2021 have our COVID Cover included. And, holidays booked between 26th December 2020 and 28th February 2021 – departing on or before 31st October 2021 – also come with our COVID Cover. This means you can amend your holiday for free if you contract COVID-19 before you travel, are officially required to isolate prior to your travel dates, or if your local area goes into lockdown over the dates you are due to depart. It’s also got an AXA Holiday to Home insurance policy built in. This means that if you contract COVID-19 while you’re away, you’re covered for overseas medical assistance, testing costs and a flight home for treatment if required. It’s designed for use alongside your usual travel insurance, and is subject to T&Cs.
Your flight and hotel experience
We’ve put a range of new measures in place on our TUI flights, in line with all the latest government and holiday industry expert advice. You’ll need to check in online, wear a mask throughout the flight and also at some airports. As for our hotels, we’re making sure they’ve got the highest possible hygiene standards in place before re-opening. Find out more about what to expect on your holiday, including your flight, transfer and hotel experience.
THE TUI HOLIDAY PROMISE
- COVID Cover on selected holidays
- 24-hour support while you’re away
- Package holiday refund guarantee
- Approved testing partners
- Flexible options if your holiday can’t go ahead
Find out more about our promise and everything we’re doing to keep you safe on the Travel With Confidence hub.
Here are the main things you need to be aware of.
|Social distancing distance||1.5 metres.|
|Face mask requirements for adults||Mandatory in all indoor and outdoor public places.|
|Face mask requirements for children||Mandatory in indoor public places.|
|Passenger Locator Forms and testing requirements||TESTING REQUIREMENTS
• COVID-19 spot tests for holidaymakers arriving in Greece are carried out using swabs, and are mandatory for those selected to be tested.
• All visitors who are tested are required to self-isolate for 24 hours.
• If you test positive, you’ll need to quarantine for 14 days.
PASSENGER LOCATOR FORMS
You must complete a mandatory Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least 24 hours before you travel. If you don’t, you’ll be denied boarding.
Complete the Greece Passenger Locator Form here. Here are some tips:
We’ve also put together a more detailed, step-by-step guide on how to complete the form.
|Other need-to-knows||If you want to leave your hotel to visit an essential service during the national lockdown, like a pharmacy, a supermarket or a bank, you need to produce a handwritten movement certificate. On a piece of paper, you need to provide
• Your first and last names
• Your hotel address
• The reason why you want to leave your hotel
• The date and time
• Your signature
You need to have a movement permit every time you want to leave your hotel, including for exercise. You also need to take it with you, along with your passport. For details, visit the Greek government website .There’s also a curfew in Greece from 9pm to 5am.
Here’s what you can expect while you’re out and about in Greece.
|Beaches||Public beaches are closed during the national lockdown.|
|Restaurants and bars||All bars and restaurants outside of your hotel are closed during the national lockdown.|
|Sights||Closed during the national lockdown.|
|Supermarkets||Open. To visit one, you need to create a handwritten motion certificate before you leave your hotel.|
|Other facilities||Doctors, pharmacies and banks are open. To visit them, you need to create a handwritten movement certificate before leaving your hotel.
In line with government guidelines in Greece, all hotels are adhering to the following:
Due to the current national lockdown, no excursions in Greece can go ahead.
Here’s the key information on getting to Greece.
|Flights with TUI||Check in for your flight on the TUI App or online. Check-in opens 24 hours before your flight, and closes three hours before departure. You’ll be asked to certify that you’re fit to travel.|
Here are your options for travelling within Greece.
|Car rental||Permitted, but with limitations for people who don’t live together. There is limited capacity for car hire – for a five-seater vehicle, this is a maximum of one adult plus the driver. For a seven-seater, it’s two adult passengers plus the driver. For a nine-seater, it’s three adult passengers plus the driver. Restrictions do not apply for families with children. You’ll need to wear a face mask.|
|Public transport||Capacity is limited and you’ll need to wear a face mask. There is limited capacity for travel by taxi – for a five-seater, this is a maximum of one adult plus the driver. For a seven-seater, it’s two adult passengers plus the driver. For a nine-seater, it’s three adult passengers plus the driver. Restrictions do not apply for families with children. When travelling in a taxi, all passengers must wear a face mask. When travelling by ferry, you’ll need to complete a health questionnaire, have a temperature check before boarding and wear a face mask.|
|Hiking||You can go hiking, either alone or in pairs, during the national lockdown. You must follow the social distancing rules and stay 1.5 metres away from other people.|
|Biking||You can go biking, either alone or in pairs, during the national lockdown. You must follow the social distancing rules and stay 1.5 metres away from other people.|
For more information, take a look at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice on travelling to Greece.
Read the full FCDO advice here.