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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 the vaccine against covid-19 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 or a vaccine passport.. 

 

Test required: Only for unvaccinated travellers.

 

Curfew: No.

 

Hotels, shops restaurants: Open. 

 

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. No test required for vaccinated travellers (do not forget your vaccine passport/certification).

 

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

 

 


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Malta

With one of the lowest number of severe cases of Covid-19 in Europe (less than the UK, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece,...), Malta is one of the safest destinations for this summer in Europe. With its sublime beaches, hikes,  architectural or religious heritage or for lovers of history or water sports (Malta is one of the best destinations for diving in Europe), Malta has everything to please you.

 

Malta has certainly been on the top of your travel wishlist for a long time so don't wait any longer, there have never been such good conditions to visit the most beautiful island in the Mediterranean.

 

Malta has implemented sanitary measures and cleanliness charters with hotels, restaurants and shops; it is ready to welcome you for a holiday combining safety & leisure. Bars and restaurants are open until midnight and wearing a mask will not be compulsory on the beach (recommended but not compulsory). There are numerous aquatic and outdoor activities, such as trekking, diving, paddle boarding and kayaking. Malta is the destination for an unforgettable holiday this summer. It is a pioneer in the recognition of the vaccine passport, it welcomes vaccinated travellers without quarantine. and unvaccinated travellers with a negative covid test carried out 72 hours before their arrival.

 

The Maltese authorities have put in place an incentive scheme to motivate you to choose Malta this summer: up to 200 euros (240 dollars) per person are offered to travellers who stay in a 3-4-5 star hotel on the island. The amount can even be higher if you are staying on the island of Gozo. To benefit from it please book your stay on the hoteliers' website (and not via Booking or Airbnb).

 

 

 

Quarantine: No.

 

Test required: Malta is only open to vaccinated travellers.

 

Hotels, shops restaurants: From 24th May Restaurants and snackbars allowed to open until midnight.

 

Mandatory travel documentation: All persons travelling to Malta must complete the Public Health Travel Declaration and the Passenger Locator Form.

 

Travelling to Malta: Passengers must present a vaccine certificate.

 

Nearest airport: Book your flights to Malta.

 

Latest information:

https://www.visitmalta.com/en/covid-19

 


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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.

 

The https://www.visitazores.com/en/trip-info 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 or a vaccine passport.

 

Test required: Yes. 

 

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:

https://www.visitazores.com/en/trip-info

 


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Tbilisi

Georgia

Throughout this health crisis, Georgia has been viewed as a safe destination. As soon as cases arose, the Georgian government decided to close its borders to protect its population and travellers. It was a difficult decision but it seems to have been yielding results, since Georgia has up to 2 times fewer deaths linked to Covid-19 per million inhabitants than the most affected countries.

 

Do you need more arguments to discover Tbilisi? Magnificent Haussmannian buildings mingle with buildings dating from the Middle Ages; one can also see neo-classical, Soviet style or extremely modern buildings. Tbilisi is respectful of its past and turned towards the future, its youth and tomorrow’s challenges. Be sure to climb to the top of Tbilisi and admire the Kartlis Deda statue, the city’s protector.  This site offers an exceptional panorama of the Georgian capital, the Peace Bridge, the Metekhi Church, the Sulfur baths, the amazing Clock Tower – one of the major architectural attractions of Tbilisi and the Mtatsminda Amusement Park for young and old; there are hundreds of unique experiences to live in Tbilisi.

 

 Travelling to Georgia: No travel restrictions for vaccinated travellers.

 

Nearest airport: Book your flights to Tbilisi.

 

Test required: Only for unvaccinated travellers.

 

Latest information: https://ge.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-on-georgia/ 

 

 


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Lagoa - Algarve

Portugal

Almost untouched by covid-19, Lagoa is one of the safest destinations in Europe with 8 times fewer severe cases per million inhabitants than hard-hit destinations. 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: Unvaccinated travellers must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before departure. 

 

Hotels, shops restaurants: Hotels are open as well as restaurants.

 

Mandatory travel documentation: No additional documentation is required. 

 

Nearest airport: Book your flights to Faro.

 

Latest information:

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

 


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Braga embraces the very best of Portugal. As third largest destination in the country and also one of the oldest cities in the world, Braga has for some years been a leading destination for travellers looking for authenticity, culture, architecture, gastronomy and nature. It is also a destination that attracts more and more start-ups and companies for its quality of life; in fact, Braga was elected as the city in Portugal where the inhabitants are happiest.

 

The future looks promising for Braga. It is a young modern city steeped in history, proud of its roots and traditions. Braga has much to offer: from the friendliness and welcome of its people to tranquil living, great shops, great monuments and amazing landscapes. It is a city that touches positively those who visit it.

 

Although we do not know yet what constitutes effective measures against this virus, we can see that it did less damage in Portugal during the first wave; measures to encourage caution were taken in Braga but also social measures to support the most vulnerable. Very quickly, it was decided to test the people in charge of reception to avoid the spread of the virus and to create telephone support lines for isolated elderly people; measures were also put in place to offer housing for people affected by Covid-19 in order to isolate them and prevent the spread of the virus. People on furlough or unemployed were able to benefit from a 50% reduction in public transport tickets and, to avoid social disparitie, school meals continued to be provided when schools were closed. 

 

We don't know how this virus works, but we know that it can create isolation and deepening social inequalities. With a mix of prevention and support measures, Braga has distinguished itself and has been honored by the OECD for its rapid and innovative responses to the pandemic. Discover this destination and treat yourself to an enriching journey in a destination that better than any other, mixes tradition and modernity, safety & leisure. 

Quarantine: No.

 

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

 

Hotels, shops restaurants: Hotels are open as well as restaurants and shops.

 

Nearest airport:

 Book your flights to Porto.

 

Latest information:

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

 

 



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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 4 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: Not required for vaccinated travellers. Non-vaccinated 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).

 

Curfew: Yes. A nationwide nightly 23:00-04:00 curfew remains in force. 

 

Hotels, shops restaurants: Open. 

 

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 

 


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Canary Islands

Spain

After months of lockdowns, we are all short of great horizons. Treat yourself to a safe and relaxed holiday in the Canary Islands this summer. Spanish Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Reyes Maroto said that her government plans to incorporate vaccine passports or certificates to the safe travel corridors they are planning, as “an element of safe mobility".

 

Are you vaccinated or can provide a negative Covid-19 test of less than 72 hours? The Canary Islands are open to you. The Canary Islands are not one but several islands, each with its own identity and its different offer. Combining security and conviviality, Spain has chosen a new social life while maintaining effective health measures given the latest figures.

 

Seven main and magnificent islands await you: Tenerife which is the largest and most populous, Lanzarote and its still active volcano, Fuerteventura, the hottest and flattest with its kilometre-long beaches, La Palma which is the greenest but also the wettest, Gran Canaria which is in the centre and is a good compromise for family holidays or for sportsmen who want to trek on its steep hills, but also the islands of El HierroLa Graciosa and La Gomera.

  

Book your flights to Canary Islands and your accommodation at the best price.

 

How to get there:  Book your flights to Gran Canaria or Tenerife. Stay on one of these islands or take an internal flight to reach another island of this archipelago.

 

Where to stay: "Lighthouse on La Palma Island" set in Barlovento. Brad Pitt and Scarlett Johanson are scheduled to stay there in 2021.

 

Latest

information:   https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/ESP/7002

 



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Copenhagen

Denmark

Denmark decided, in February 2021, to set up vaccine passport allowing citizens vaccinated against Covid-19 to resume normal life, in complete safety. 

 

This Covid-19 Vaccine passport is not only for Danish citizens. Denmark undertakes to recognize vaccine passports issued at international and European level. 

 

Once vaccinated in your country of origin and in possession of your proof of vaccination, you can enjoy cafes, restaurants, concerts, without additional tests.

 

Of course you can always, if you have not been vaccinated yet, stay in Denmark with a recent Covid-19 test (72 hours before your departure).

 

Take a bike ride and go green in Copenhagen. Romantics are sure to visit Copenhagen's Little Mermaid and beer lovers to visit the famous Carlsberg Brewery. Families will enjoy moments of pure pleasure at Tivoli Park, ranked among the best amusements parks in Europe.

 

 

How to get there: 

Book your flights to Copenhagen.

 

Where to stay: "Villa Copenhagen" has a restaurant and a outdoor swimming pool.

 

Latest

information:  https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/DNK/7002

 

 



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Cavtat

Croatia

With 2 times fewer severe Covid-19 cases per million inhabitants than the most affected countries, Croatia can seen as a safe destination in Europe.

 

Cavtat - a place where life is a simple pleasure! This small town is situated in the Konavle region, 20 km south of Dubrovnik. Hotels, private accommodation, restaurants, culture and history, art and music, the family Račić Mausoleum, Bukovac house - it’s all there... and more!

 

Places like Cavtat offering so much to the visitors are quite rare. Its scenery, the rich cultural and historical heritage along with the range of services offered to tourists, meet the demands of the present-day tourists, thus making it one of the most attractive destinations on the Adriatic coast.

 

Want more inspiration? Discover the most beautiful beaches in Croatia, the best hidden gems, the must-see destinations and the best things to do in Croatia.

 

Mandatory document: Before entering the country, all travellers must complete the EnterCroatia form.

 

Test required: Not required for vaccinated travellers. 

 

Nearest airport: Book your flights to Dubrovnik.. 

 

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

 


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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: Not required for vaccinated travellers. Non-vaccinated 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.

 

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). 

 

Hotels, shops restaurants: Open.

 

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 

 


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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: Not required for vaccinated travellers. Non-vaccinated 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.

 

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). 

 

Hotels, shops restaurants: Open.

 

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 

 


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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: Not required for vaccinated travellers. Non-vaccinated 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.

 

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). 

 

Hotels, shops restaurants: Open

 

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 

 


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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: Not required for vaccinated travellers. Non-vaccinated 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.

 

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). 

 

Hotels, shops restaurants: Open.

 

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 

 


 

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