A flagship destination for holidaymakers in Europe, Greece should be it again this year. In fact, the country has been relatively spared from the Covid-19 epidemic, which risks encouraging stays this summer. But to avoid finding itself in a critical health situation, Greece will set up a screening of travelers, with screening tests and compulsory quarantine for the cases deemed the most sensitive.

The holidays are approaching and European countries are adjusting their entry conditions after the coronavirus epidemic. Greece, a destination which is likely to be privileged because it has so far been little affected by the health crisis, has just ended the random tests on entry into its territory. On the other hand, it sets up a more refined selection system, using a questionnaire and a QR code, which will allow the authorities to determine whether you must be tested or whether you can spend your holidays in peace. This system takes effect from July 1 to August 31.

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A QR code generated for each traveler

In concrete terms, travelers must have completed an online questionnaire 48 hours before taking off for Greece. In addition to the names and surnames, it will be necessary to specify the places of stay in the 15 days preceding the arrival: the country, the region and even the hotel if necessary.

Based on the information provided, the system generates a QR code which is assigned to the traveler. He will have to print it or else have it on his smartphone. And it is this code that will determine its fate. It will be scanned after landing. If the algorithm considers that you do not present a risk, you can directly recover your luggage, enter and move freely in Greece.

A saliva test for travelers coming from a risk zone

On the other hand, if the traveler arrives from a risk zone, he will be referred to the Greek civil security doctors for a saliva test. He will then be asked to isolate himself in his hotel, awaiting the result. If this is positive, it will be compulsory confinement for 14 days in a hotel fully paid for by the Greek government.