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Transport of passengers by ferry - measures & instructions

We inform you that according to the Government Gazette 3276/Β/24-7-2021, travel by ferry to the islands and between the islands, will be allowed if passengers: 

  • Have completed the COVID-19 vaccination, at least (14) days before the ferry trip and carry a vaccination certificate or
     
  • Have a negative molecular test (PCR) for COVID-19 by taking an oral or nasopharyngeal smear within the last seventy-two (72) hours before the scheduled departure time or a negative antigen (rapid test) for COVID-19 within forty-eight (48) hours before the scheduled departure time. The negative molecular PCR test and the negative antigen rapid test diagnoses are proven by the presentation of a relevant certificate, or
     
  • Show a certificate of illness, issued thirty (30) days after the first positive test and lasting for one hundred eighty (180) days after it, or  
     
  • Show an EU vaccination certificate (digital COVID certificate) and/or a third countries’ vaccination certificate.
     

From the above obligation are excluded:

  • Minors up to twelve (12) years old. 
     
  • Minors from twelve (12) to seventeen (17) years old, may travel with a negative weekly self-diagnosis test (Self-test) within twenty-four (24) hours before the scheduled departure time.
  • Passengers travelling between different Regional Units for work purposes on a daily basis, may perform their ferry trips with a negative weekly self-diagnosis test (Self-test).
     
  • Passengers traveling on ferry links between islands of the same Regional Unit, may perform their trips with a negative self-diagnosis test (Self-test) on a weekly basis, according to the generally applicable, or within twenty-four (24) hours before the schedule departure time.  
     

In any case, for the boarding of passengers, the following are valid:

  1. From the ports of mainland Greece (Piraeus, Rafina, Lavrio, Kavala, Volos and Thessaloniki) to the islands, it is mandatory for all passengers to complete and submit along with their ticket the “Pre-Boarding Health Declaration Form” (Pre-Boarding Health Declaration Questionnaire), presenting the necessary documents (either in electronic form through the website https://sea.travel.gov.gr/#/ or in printed form) with which they certify the results of tests and vaccinations to the Chief Purser on board, during the embarkation procedure and before the vessel’s departure.
     
  2. From the islands to the ports of mainland Greece (Piraeus, Rafina, Lavrio, Kavala, Volos), it is mandatory for all passengers to complete and submit along with their ticket, the “Pre-Boarding Health Declaration Form” (Pre-Boarding Health Declaration Questionnaire), and also declare and present to the Chief Purser on board, the result of the self-diagnosis test (Self-test) made within the last twenty-four (24) hours before the scheduled departure time.
     
  3. Between intermediate islands of the same Regional Unit (i.e. Rhodes-Symi, Rhodes-Kos, etc.), it is not mandatory for the passengers to present the “Pre-Boarding Health Declaration Form” (Pre-Boarding Health Declaration Questionnaire). However, passengers should declare and present to the Chief Purser on board, along with their ticket, the result of the self-diagnosis test (Self-test) made within the last twenty-four (24) hours before the scheduled departure time.
     
  4. Between intermediate islands of a different Regional Unit (i.e. from the Regional Unit of South Aegean: Syros to the Regional Unit of North Aegean: Chios), it is not mandatory for the passengers to present the “Pre-Boarding Health Declaration Form” (Pre-Boarding Health Declaration Questionnaire). However, passengers should present to the Chief Purser on board, during the embarkation procedure and before the vessel’s departure, the necessary vaccination documents or a seventy-two (72) hours PCR test or a forty-eight (48) hours Rapid-test  (either in electronic form through the website https://sea.travel.gov.gr/#/ or in printed form).


Kallithea, July 06, 2021