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Coronavirus: Safest Destinations to visit in 2021

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have been giving you regular information about the situation with the publication of updated maps in real time on the coronavirus situation "Covid-19" in the world (WHO).

 

The situation has been evolving constantly: first we communicated with you about the destinations to avoid, then, at the peak of the crisis and following the WHO recommendations, we advised you to stay at home.

 

As soon as it became possible to travel, we informed about the safest destinations based on criteria such as the number of active cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 inhabitants, the number of deaths, health measures, recommendations put in place by the authorities to welcome you in hotels, tourist accommodations, shops and restaurants in compliance with health standards.

 

If a vaccine against covid-19 may allow us to travel more safely, many of you want to travel to destinations that have remained safe throughout this pandemic. We have selected destinations in which hospitals have never been overcrowded, destinations that have experienced fewer cases of covid-19 and are also less likely to impose a curfew or restrictions during your stay. For practical reasons we have selected destinations that have not imposed a quarantine: some safe destinations such as the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway or Finland do not appear in this ranking for this very reason despite experiencing low cases of covid-19. Here is a list of destinations that have remained safer during these last months, in comparison to others and which are open to travellers. You will find all travel restrictions (covid-19 test or not and forms to be filled out for each destination listed).

 

Please note that travel conditions, health measures of the various destinations as well as the number of cases of Covid-19 are listed and updated regularly.

 

Remain vigilant and do not forget the barrier gestures, social distancing, wearing a mask when possible or required. Avoid travelling if you are in poor health. People over 70, or overweight or with respiratory problems, should be particularly vigilant. It is also our responsibility to protect our most fragile loved ones and the people from our host countries.

 

We recommend you book your accommodation and check the option “100% refund without cancellation fees” as well as your flights and your tours and activities (cancellable up to 24 hours before ).

 

Disclaimer of liability: Every effort is made to provide up to date, accurate and complete information. However, the pandemic evolves daily and we strongly recommend that you check the rules governing the country of departure and the destination country. 

 


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Madeira Islands

Portugal

Since the beginning of the pandemic Madeira has been the safest destination in Europe.

 

The archipelago was able to take health measures very early on to protect its inhabitants and has remained in the green zone with one of the lowest rates of active cases in Europe.

 

Before you arrive in Madeira, you will take a test to ensure that you are not a carrier of Covid-19. A simple and efficient website www.madeirasafetodiscover.com allows you to fill in all the information necessary for a safe stay before your departure. 

 

Madeira is recognized worldwide for the beauty of its landscapes and its lush nature. Wearing a mask on beaches, during sports activities (walks along the levadas, trekking, hiking, cycling) is not compulsory.  Madeira is surrounded by the ocean which brings pure air up to 100 times less germ-laden than the air we breathe in European capitals. Hotels and restaurants bearing the "Safe and Clean" label will welcome you under very high hygiene conditions set up by the national tourist office. 

 

Portugal is one of the first countries to have developed insurance specifically for Covid-19. For less than 40 euros, your trip, reimbursements for hotels, flights and repatriation are covered in the event of Covid-19. 

 

Consult our travel guide dedicated to Madeira and discover the best Instagrammable spots, the most beautiful beaches, best things to do with children and nature wonders of this paradise destination.

 

Book your flights to Funchal, your accommodation, tours and activities in Madeira.

 

 

 

 

Quarantine: No quarantine if you present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. 

 

Test required: Yes.

 

Curfew: Yes until the 31st January.

 

Hotels, shops restaurants: Open. All industrial, commercial and service activities are closed at 6pm on weekdays and at 5pm on weekends and municipal holidays (until the 31 st January).

 

Travelling to Madeira: Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Mask not compulsory for beach, sports activities, nature walks. Form to be completed before your trip.

 

Mandatory travel documentation: Form to be completed before your trip: https://madeirasafetodiscover.com

 

Nearest airport: Book your flights to Funchal.

 

Latest information:  https://madeirasafetodiscover.com

 

Covid-19 death per 100,000 inhabitants: 5.

 


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The Azores

Portugal


The Azores have remained in the green zone of the safest destinations and this destination is a safe destination for your holidays in 2021.

 

In 2021, Azores is one the safest, most surprising, and comfortable destination. In this new reality we’re in these 9 islands distinguish themselves by the security they offer: all visitors are tested before entering (tests can be made in their own country/region), preventing the spread of Coronavirus. In addition, this destination offers the safe distance that visitors need, many outdoor activities that are everything we want after being confined for so long, and the peace we need in such troubled times.

 

Nine different islands, which combine tradition and modernity, very special gastronomy and unique natural scenery that you cannot find anywhere else — at least once in our lives, we have to give ourselves the opportunity to pause real life and be dazzled by the work of Mother Nature, and always being well-received, sustainably, never against nature, always connected with it.

 

The www.visitazores.com/pt/timetoazores site gathers all the information necessary for your trip. For peace of mind, you can also benefit from Covid-19 insurance covering your repatriation, reimbursement of plane tickets, hotels and hospital costs in the event of contagion. 

 

Fancy a stay away from the crowds? Discover Flores. Less than 4,000 inhabitants live on this island of rare beauty made for nature lovers, walks, gastronomy and authenticity. Flights between the different islands are very well organized in the Azores. You can book your flights to Ponta Delgada (the main town on the island of Sao Miguel) and book a domestic flight to Flores at low cost. 

 

Need more inspiration? Discover our ranking of the best sustainable tourism activities to do in the Azores.

 

Book your flights to Ponta Delgada (the main island of Sao Miguel) as well as your domestic flights to the different islands, your accommodation and your tours and activities in the Azores.

 

 

Quarantine: No quarantine if you present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. 

 

Test required: Yes. To visit the Azores, the SARS-CoV-2 screening test is MANDATORY, within 72 hours preceding the flight from the airport of origin, carried out using the RT-PCR methodology, with NEGATIVE result, making explicit reference to the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the signature of the person responsible for its performance.

 

Curfew: Yes (January 2021) between 23.00 and 05.00.

 

Hotels, shops restaurants: Open.

 

Mandatory travel documentation: In the 72 hours before your departure, complete the online "Evaluation Questionnaire of Risk and Early Detection - Azores in Security" available here.

 

Upon arrival in the Azores, complete the following declarations: “Declaration on arrival in the Azores” and “Declaration for inter-island travel” available here.

 

Nearest airport: Book your flights to Ponta Delgada. 

 

Latest information:

www.visitazores.com/pt/timetoazores

 

Covid-19 death per 100,000 inhabitants: 9

 


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Martinique

Lesser Antilles

These last few months have been hard and what you need most is to get away from it all,  rest in the sun, and admire breathtaking landscapes ? If you answered yes to all of these statements, Martinique is for you. With nearly 15 times fewer severe cases of Covid-19 than countries in Western Europe, Martinique is considered one of the safest destinations in Europe. A true dream destination, Martinique is also one of the best destinations for gourmet or sporting holidays, exceptional hikes on the island of flowers or unusual activities such as canyoning on the massifs of the Mount Pelée volcano or swimming with turtles and multicoloured fish and also to discover the seabed of this unique destination in the world.

 

This island in the Lesser Antilles is a gentle blend of steep hills, paradisiacal beaches, exotic gardens, Caribbean shops and cafes. A true gift of nature, Martinique will seduce you with its spectacular natural landscapes. Up to 15 times less affected by Covid-19 than some countries in Europe, Martinique is a safe destination for a dream holiday in 2021.

 

Book your flights to Fort de France (regular connections from major cities) as well as your accommodation and your tours and activities in Martinique.

 

 Test required: Yes. Travellers over eleven years old must justify a biological virological screening examination (for example a negative PCR test) carried out less than 72 hours before the flight. This negative result is a guarantee of safety: it is mandatory and will be requested upon boarding.

 

Quarantine: No.

 

Curfew: No.

 

Hotels, Shops, Restaurants: Open.

 

Travelling to Martinique: Travellers over eleven years old must justify a biological virological screening examination (for example a negative PCR test) carried out less than 72 hours before the flight. 

 

Nearest airport: Book your flights to Fort-de-France. 

 

Mandatory travel documentation: The passenger must also present a sworn statement that he does not show symptoms and that he is not aware of having been in contact with a confirmed case of covid-19 within fourteen days before the flight (to be written on a free sheetof paper if the document is not transmitted by the airline).

 

Latest information: https://www.martinique.gouv.fr

 

Covid-19 death per 100,000 inhabitants: 12.

 


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Lagoa - Algarve

Portugal

Almost untouched by covid-19 in recent months, the Algarve is one of the safest destinations in Europe with 8 times fewer severe cases per million inhabitants than hard-hit countries like Belgium. If we take the population of the Algarve and the number of serious cases (deaths), the region is even half as affected by Covid-19 than certain regions of Greece, which are already seen as a safe destination.

 

With one of the lowest population densities per km2 in Europe, the Algarve, like neighbouring Alentejo, has been less affected by Covid-19 than major European destinations. Fewer people per km2, clean air, beautiful walks along the Coast, unspoilt nature, this is what you will enjoy in this less touristic part of the Algarve.

 

Lagoa put measures in place very early to protect the local population and reduce the spread of Covid-19. Bringing together some of the most beautiful jewels of the Algarve such as the beaches of Cova Redonda or the beach of Praia Nova and its famous chapel, the beach of Marinha, the villages of Carvoeiro, Ferragudo, Porches,... Lagoa is probably one of the most beautiful Algarve destinations and one of the safest.

 

Need more inspiration? Discover our travel guide dedicated to Portugal and set off to meet the most beautiful castles in Portugal, the most beautiful beaches and the hidden gems of Portugal.

 

 

Quarantine: No.

 

Test required: Yes. Flights between Portugal and other destinations are only permitted for essential travel. In this case, passengers must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before departure.

 

Curfew: No.

 

Hotels, shops restaurants: Hotels are open as well as restaurants (take away). Shops are closed for 30 days (15 Jan - 15 February) except food stores. 

 

Mandatory travel documentation: No additional documentation is required.

 

Travelling to the Algarve: Flights between Portugal and other destinations are only permitted for essential travel. In this case, passengers must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before departure.

 

Nearest airport: Book your flights to Faro.

 

Latest information:

https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/PRT/2002 

 

Covid-19 death per 100,000 inhabitants in the Algarve: 22.

 


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The Alentejo

Portugal

With 4 times fewer deaths per million inhabitants than the most affected countries in Europe, the Alentejo region is one of the destinations in Europe least affected by Covid-19.

 

With its hundreds of kilometers of beaches, walks along wild and unspoilt coastal paths, small authentic villages and a very low population density per km2, the Alentejo region is the perfect destination to get away from big cities and stress.

 

Portugal very quickly put in place measures to protect its population but also to welcome visitors in the best sanitary conditions. The national tourist office has developed a "Clean & Safe" label and special Covid-19 travel insurance has been put in place. For less than 40 euros you can insure your travel, repatriation and the reimbursement of your medical care in the event of Covid-19. 

 

Book your vacation in one of the safest destinations in Europe (choose the free cancellation option for your accommodation, activities and tours).

 

For more information, see our dedicated travel guide to Portugal and discover the most beautiful places in this unique country. 

 

Quarantine: No.

 

Test required: Flights between Portugal and other destinations are only permitted for essential travel. In this case, passengers must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before departure.

 

Curfew: No.

 

Hotels, shops restaurants: Hotels are open as well as restaurants (take away). Shops are closed for 30 days (15 Jan - 15 February) except food stores. 

 

Travelling to the Alentejo Region: (January-February 2021). Flights between Portugal and other destinations are only permitted for essential travel. In this case, passengers must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before departure.

 

Nearest airport: Book your flights to Faro or Lisbon.

 

Mandatory travel documentation: No additional documentation is required.

 

Test required:  Yes. Passengers must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before departure.

 

Latest information: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/PRT/2002 

 

Covid-19 death per 100,000 inhabitants: 39.

 


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Tahiti

French Polynesia

This dream destination awaits you for a safe and relaxing holiday in 2021. With 3 times fewer severe cases of Covid-19 than Belgium and having been less affected than France (up to 3 times fewer deaths per million inhabitants), Tahiti is a perfect destination for a nature & safe holiday.

 

Tahiti will appeal to everyone. Hiking enthusiasts, scuba diving enthusiasts or lovers of relaxation and cocktails, with their feet in the water.

 

For an unforgettable dream trip you will combine your stay in Papeete with a stay in Moore. Real cocoon made for lovers. During your stay you will discover the rich local gastronomy, the Tahitian culture and the lush nature and will not fail to dive into its crystal clear waters and sleep in its traditional lodges with your feet in the water.

 

For an unforgettable holiday combine a few nights in Papeete with a few unforgettable days to discover Moorea, Bora Bora, Tetiaroa,... the connections between the islands are regular and easy.

 

Book your flights to Papete as well as your accommodation at the best price in Tahiti and your tours and activities such as a private whale watching tour in Bora-Bora.

 

 

Test required: Yes. Proof of a negative RT-PCR test carried out within three days prior to their international air departure + Travellers must complete a self-test 4 days after arrival in French Polynesia. The self – test will be provided upon arrival in French Polynesia. 

 

Quarantine: No.

 

Curfew: Yes.  A curfew is in effect on the islands of Tahiti and Moorea. All trips, circulation or movement in public areas are prohibited, every day, between 9:00 pm and 4:00 am through January 15, 2021 with the possibility to extend it.

 

Hotels, shops restaurants: Open (with curfew).

 

Travelling to French Polynesia: French Polynesia has confirmed conditions of entry and stay in the country applicable to all travellers from 11 years old (resident and non-resident) arriving by air.

Since July 15th, 2020, quarantine measures have been lifted and French Polynesia’s borders are open to international tourism from all countries. All travellers are subject to the following mandatory conditions:

 

Prior to boarding:

Proof of a negative RT-PCR test (list of approved and non approved tests) carried out within three days prior to their international air departure;

Present the receipt of the health registration from the Etis.pf platform (Electronic Travel Information System);

During the stay: Travellers must complete a self-test 4 days after arrival in French Polynesia. The self – test will be provided upon arrival in French Polynesia. 

 

Nearest airport: Book your flights to Papeete. 

 

Latest information: www.tahititourisme.com

 

Covid-19 death per 100,000 inhabitants: 43.

 


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Asos - Kefalonia Island

Greece

For your next vacation, you dream of authenticity, blue sky, a crystal- clear sea, good food, nature, colour, cheerfulness. Discover Asos as a family or as a couple, one of Greece's best hidden gems and one of the safest destinations in Europe. With 3 times fewer deaths linked to Covid-19 than some European countries, Greece is a must-see destination for safe holidays in Europe. 

 

Located in the north of the island of Kefalonia which is considered as one of the most beautiful islands in Greece, Asos is a colourful old fishing village. During your stay on the island of Kefalonia do not miss the "Melissani Cave" considered one of the natural treasures of Greece, as well as Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) awarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Consult our travel guide dedicated to Greece and discover the most beautiful destinations in Greece, the best hidden gems, the best natural wonders in Greece.

 

 Test required: All people travelling to Greece from foreign countries will be required to show a negative molecular test result (PCR) for COVID-19, performed up to 72 hours before their arrival. This includes arrivals by land and by air. The certificate should be written in English and include the name and passport number or national identification number of the traveller.The certificate should be written in English and include the name and passport number or national identification number of the traveller.

 

Quarantine: No (In the event of a positive result, travellers will be contacted and placed on a 14-days quarantine, with expenses covered by the Greek state). As of 21.12.2020, a 7-days quarantine applies to all travellers coming from the United Kingdom.

 

Curfew: Yes. A nationwide nightly 2100-0500 curfew remains in force. 

 

Hotels, shops restaurants: Open (with curfew).

 

Travelling to Greece: Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries is allowed. 

 

Nearest airport: Book your flights to Kefalonia (1h by car) as well as your accommodation, tours and activities in Kefalonia 

 

Mandatory travel documentation: Before entering the country, all travellers must complete a Passenger Locator Form

 

Latest information:  https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/GRC/7001 

 

Covid-19 death per 100,000 inhabitants: 55.

 


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Corfu

Greece

With up to 4 times fewer severe cases of Covid-19 (deaths) than the most affected countries, Greece is seen as one of the safest destinations in Europe.

 

If you are looking for a place that combines nature, sun, sustainable tourism, relaxation, gastronomy, paradisiacal beaches or culture, look no further, Corfu is for you. This destination, along with Madeira and the Azores is one of the paradise destinations in Europe which has been relatively preserved by the Covid-19.

 

The island is the perfect destination for an unforgettable holiday under the Greek sun. It bears the marks of Venetian, French and British cultures which dominated Greece for centuries.

 

Come and discover this rich historical past, rest on its paradisiacal beaches, taste its wine and virgin olive oil and treat yourself to unique experiences such as a private Corfu full-day wine tasting excursion or a 5-hour private Corfu & Achillion palace tour.

 

Do not miss the old fortress of Corfu and its secret beaches such as "The canal of love", the very iconic and photographic Vlacherna Monastery or the old Phanteon Kerykra.

 

Discover the most beautiful beaches in Greece, the most beautiful hidden gems and the most beautiful islands of Greece in our travel guide and make your choice for a safe stay in one of the most beautiful countries in Europe.

 

 Test required: All people travelling to Greece from foreign countries will be required to show a negative molecular test result (PCR) for COVID-19, performed up to 72 hours before their arrival. This includes arrivals by land and by air. The certificate should be written in English and include the name and passport number or national identification number of the traveller.The certificate should be written in English and include the name and passport number or national identification number of the traveller.

 

Quarantine: No (In the event of a positive result, travellers will be contacted and placed on a 14-days quarantine, with expenses covered by the Greek state). As of 21.12.2020, a 7-days quarantine applies to all travellers coming from the United Kingdom.

 

Curfew: Yes. A nationwide nightly 2100-0500 curfew remains in force. 

 

Hotels, shops restaurants: Open (with curfew).

 

Travelling to Greece: Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries is allowed. 

 

Nearest airport: Book your flights to Corfu.

 

Mandatory travel documentation: Before entering the country, all travellers must complete a Passenger Locator Form

 

Latest information:  https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/GRC/7001 

 

Covid-19 death per 100,000 inhabitants: 55.

 


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Kokkari - Samos Island

Greece

Only 10 kilometers from the capital of the island of Samos, Kokkari is a charming fishing village that appeals to more and more travelers thanks to its beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters and green mountains. This is really what you need for a holiday away from the crowds, surrounded by nature. Your days will be punctuated by beach combing, walks, restaurants.

 

You can also, if you prefer, cook in your villa or tourist apartment with your own kitchen to be completely independent. 

 

For a safe vacation with sun, blue skies and crystal-clear sea, Kokkari and Samos Island are just what you need. 

 

Book your flights as well as your accommodation and tours and activities in Samos Island. Check the "free cancellation" option, most accommodations and tours and activities can be cancelled 24 hours in advance without charge.

 

Want more inspiration? Consult our travel guide dedicated to Greece and discover the most beautiful places in Greece.

 

 

 Test required: All people travelling to Greece from foreign countries will be required to show a negative molecular test result (PCR) for COVID-19, performed up to 72 hours before their arrival. This includes arrivals by land and by air. The certificate should be written in English and include the name and passport number or national identification number of the traveller.The certificate should be written in English and include the name and passport number or national identification number of the traveller.

 

Quarantine: No (In the event of a positive result, travellers will be contacted and placed on a 14-days quarantine, with expenses covered by the Greek state). As of 21.12.2020, a 7-days quarantine applies to all travellers coming from the United Kingdom.

 

Curfew: Yes. A nationwide nightly 2100-0500 curfew remains in force. 

 

Hotels, shops restaurants: Open (with curfew).

 

Travelling to Greece: Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries is allowed. 

 

Nearest airport:  Book your direct flights for Samos Airport or  via Athens Airport and book a domestic flight for Samos (50 min). Kokkari is 30 min by car from the airport) 

 

Mandatory travel documentation: Before entering the country, all travellers must complete a Passenger Locator Form

 

Latest information:  https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/GRC/7001 

 

Covid-19 death per 100,000 inhabitants: 55.

 


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Meteora

Greece

During this trying period, most of us will need to find ourselves again and refocus with walks in nature, meeting authentic people who live simply, respecting nature and the elements. Meteora is one of Greece's best hidden gems, a unique place in the world that will make you forget the difficult times we are going through.

 

Leave the stress at home and escape to breathtaking landscapes. Located a 4 hours’ drive from Athens and only 2.5 hours from Aktion Airport, Meteora is one of the most incredible UNESCO listed sites in the world. Amazing Orthodox monasteries (there are 6 of the 24 originally built on the hilltops) dominate an area of rare beauty.

 

Greece has up to 4 times fewer Covid-19 deaths per million inhabitants than the most affected countries in Europe. Treat yourself to a dream trip and live a unique experience. 

 

Book your flights and accommodation at the best price as well as your activities in Greece such as a visit to Meteora. Check the "Free refund" option during your search, most accommodation and tours and activities can be cancelled free of charge up to 24 hours in advance.

 

Consult our travel guide dedicated to Greece and discover the most beautiful destinations in Greece, the best hidden gems, the best nature wonders in Greece.

 

 Test required: All people travelling to Greece from foreign countries will be required to show a negative molecular test result (PCR) for COVID-19, performed up to 72 hours before their arrival. This includes arrivals by land and by air. The certificate should be written in English and include the name and passport number or national identification number of the traveller.The certificate should be written in English and include the name and passport number or national identification number of the traveller.

 

Quarantine: No (In the event of a positive result, travellers will be contacted and placed on a 14-days quarantine, with expenses covered by the Greek state). As of 21.12.2020, a 7-days quarantine applies to all travellers coming from the United Kingdom.

 

Curfew: Yes. A nationwide nightly 2100-0500 curfew remains in force. 

 

Hotels, shops restaurants: Open (with curfew).

 

Travelling to Greece: Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries is allowed. 

 

Nearest airport:  Book your flights to Thessaloniki Airport (3h by car) or Athens (4h).

 

Mandatory travel documentation: Before entering the country, all travellers must complete a Passenger Locator Form

 

Latest information:  https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/GRC/7001 

 

Covid-19 death per 100,000 inhabitants: 55.

 


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Ikaria

Greece

Facing the island of Samos, Ikaria is also considered one of the most authentic islands in Greece. Having escaped mass tourism, this incredibly charming island will immediately seduce you. Ikaria can be reached by ferry from Samos Island.

 

Book your flights to Samos and join the port of Karlovasi for a ferry crossing of 1h30 (count 15 euros per crossing per person). You can buy your tickets on site or on the website www.ferries.gr.

 

With 4 times fewer deaths of Covid-19 than the most affected countries like Belgium, Greece is seen as a safe destination for your vacation in Europe. The name Ikaria rings a bell? Icarus, of course was the first man who managed to fly. Did he want to escape confinement? The legend does not say. 

 

Book your flights and accommodation at the best price (choose the free cancellation option for cancellations free of charge up to 24 hours before your arrival date).

 

Consult our travel guide dedicated to Greece and discover the most beautiful destinations in Greece, the best hidden gems, the best nature wonders in Greece.

 

 Test required: All people travelling to Greece from foreign countries will be required to show a negative molecular test result (PCR) for COVID-19, performed up to 72 hours before their arrival. This includes arrivals by land and by air. The certificate should be written in English and include the name and passport number or national identification number of the traveller.The certificate should be written in English and include the name and passport number or national identification number of the traveller.

 

Quarantine: No (In the event of a positive result, travellers will be contacted and placed on a 14-days quarantine, with expenses covered by the Greek state). As of 21.12.2020, a 7-days quarantine applies to all travellers coming from the United Kingdom.

 

Curfew: Yes. A nationwide nightly 2100-0500 curfew remains in force. 

 

Hotels, shops restaurants: Open (with curfew).

 

Travelling to Greece: Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries is allowed. 

 

Nearest airport:  Book your direct flights for Samos (or reserve a flight Athens-Samos). Ikaria is reached by ferry in 1h30  from the port of Samos. 

 

Mandatory travel documentation: Before entering the country, all travellers must complete a Passenger Locator Form

 

Latest information:  https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/GRC/7001 

 

Covid-19 death per 100,000 inhabitants: 55.

 


 

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