You can go on holiday to Greece with TUI from July.
Holidays during the COVID-19 pandemic will be slightly different to what you’re used to. But, we’re doing everything we can to make sure that you have a brilliant TUI holiday. We understand how important it is to know what to expect while you’re away. That’s why we’ve put together this page to fill you in on everything you need to know about your holiday to Greece, from face masks to social distancing.
As part of our TUI Holiday Promise, all bookings departing up to the end of April 2021 have COVID Cover included. This means you can amend your holiday for free if you contract COVID-19 before you travel or 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 a 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 included
- TUI quality standards guaranteed
- 24-hour support while you’re away
- Quarantine-free destinations only
- 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 indoor public places. In Halkidiki, masks are also mandatory in outdoor public spaces.|
|Face mask requirements for children||Mandatory in indoor public places.|
|Am I required to fill out a Passenger Locator Form?||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||Read the full FCDO advice here.
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. There’s also a curfew in Greece from 12.30am to 5am. Face masks are mandatory while you’re outdoors in Heraklion, Zante, and Mykonos from Saturday 24th October.
Here’s what you can expect while you’re out and about in Greece.
|Restaurants and bars||Restaurants are open. Bars and clubs must close no later than midnight.
This includes hotel bars, pool bars, open-air bars and cafés. This curfew will remain in place until 15th September, when it’ll be reviewed.
Diners are limited to a maximum of four per table – unless you’re first-degree relatives, in which case six people are allowed.
|Sights||Open with limitations.|
|Other facilities||In line with government guidelines in Greece, all hotels are adhering to the following: Check-out time is 11am and check-in time is 3pm. Tea and coffee facilities and minibars are removed from rooms. Rooms aren’t allowed to be cleaned on a daily basis, so it’s usually every three days.
There is waiter service to replace self-service in buffet restaurants. Indoor pools, saunas and steam rooms are closed.
Live parties, trade fairs, processions and public markets are prohibited. Gatherings of more than nine people are also banned – whether in public or private.
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||Not yet known – we’re working on it.|
|Biking||Not yet known – we’re working on it.|
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.