Czech residents traveling to Greece will need a negative COVID-19 test from next week

Samantha Tatro

Written by Samantha Tatro
Published on 11.08.2020 08:47 (updated on 11.08.2020)

Czech residents traveling to Greece will soon have to present a negative COVID-19 test upon entry, according to a published report. 

Starting August 17, tourists coming from Czech Republic, Spain, Sweden, Belgium and The Netherlands will all have to submit a negative COVID-19 test a maximum of 72 hours old, Greek officials have announced.

If you plan to enter through land borders, you will have to submit a negative COVID-19 test no matter what, even if you are a Greek citizen.

In addition to the COVID-19 test, tourists will have to fill out a form online in advance providing your flight number and other personal information, as previously announced.

The news comes after Greece recorded their highest daily increase in coronavirus numbers. Of the 203 positive tests, 29 of those tests were people who entered the country recently and several were tourists.

The Greek government has also banned public events such as concerts. The government has already restricted some gatherings at bars and nightclubs.

Greece has been one of the most popular summer destinations for Czech travelers along with Croatia, according to travel agents.