News Update on Travel to Kefalonia, Greece

Travellers from all over the world will soon be able to enter Greece restriction-free as the Greek authorities have decided to drop the COVID-19 restrictions. No entry rules will apply for incoming travellers from May 2nd

The decision to lift the entry rules was announced by the Minister of Health of Greece, Thanos Plevris.
According to the Minister, all travellers, regardless of their country of origin, will be exempt from the requirement to present a valid vaccination, recovery, or test certificate upon their arrival.

In addition, it has been noted that domestic COVID-19 restrictions will also be dropped. This means that travellers will be permitted entry to bars, cafes, restaurants, and other events without being required to hold valid COVID-19 vaccination proof.

Since March 15th Greece no longer require a Passenger Locator Form., all travellers, regardless of their country of origin, have been permitted entry to Greece even if they do not hold this form.

Passport for UK guests to visit us in the EU.

It has been reported recently of chaos at UK airports. This in our experience is not really true and our volunteers traveled to us and back to the UK with no delays or issues at the airports. What is happening is a small number of people are not checking the expiry dates and new rules for UK
passport holders and this is causing isolated hold ups for some people, so please make sure now you have the correct criteria needed to travel with your passport.

Since December 31, 2020, UK nationals are no longer eligible to benefit from the EU national status, as they are now considered third-country citizens to the EU authorities. Whereas since October 1, 2021, British passengers must make sure their passports meet the rules of entry to the EU as third-country citizens, which are as follows:

  • Must be valid for a period of at least three months beyond a traveller’s intended date of departure from the EU.
  • The passport must NOT be older than ten years since issued, on the date the traveller intends to leave the EU.