The test must performed up to 72 hours before travelers enter Greece through the country’s northern border with Bulgaria.
The announcement followed a teleconference of government officials chaired by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday.
The new measure was decided after a spike in Covid-19 cases was recorded at the Promachonas border check point during the past days.
UPDATE – Requirements to enter Greece from Promachonas
According to a joint ministerial decision published on Saturday, entry to Greece from the Promachonas border checkpoint is allowed provided that travelers entering the country:
1) have tested negative for Covid-19 by taking a PCR laboratory test (nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swabs) within the last 72 hours before their arrival. Travelers must have been tested at reference laboratories of the country of origin or transit or at public or private laboratories of that country. If the laboratories are private, they must be certified by the competent national certification authority.
2) have the diagnosis in English, which includes each person’s name and passport number or ID card.
It is noted that the announced measure does not apply to Greek citizens entering the country via Promachonas.