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2020-07-01
 
Beginning July 1, 2020, the Greek government has determined how the country will welcome travellers, carry out the necessary diagnostic screening and keep everyone safe throughout the season.
 
The Passenger Locator Form (PLF) is a key element in the planning. All travellers are obliged to complete their PLF at least 48 hours before entering the country, providing detailed information on their point of departure, the duration of previous stays in other countries, and the address of their stay while in Greece.
 
Travellers will receive a confirmation email upon submission of the PLF.
Travellers will receive the PLF with the QR code one day before their scheduled arrival in Greece and will be notified via email.
 
 
Protocol for passengers arriving by air:
 
Arrival of passengers at the arrival gate.
Transfer to the area where screening personnel are located and check the unique quick response (QR) code each passenger shows on their mobile phone screen or printed QR form.
 
Screening personnel direct passengers, depending on their QR code, either to the screening area or to the exit (baggage claim area or passport control). Until the screening results become available, passengers tested for the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 by a trained health team are obliged to self-isolate at the address of their final destination as declared on their passenger locator form (PLF). Upon completion of the screening, they are directed towards the exit.
 
All passengers must comply with all of the necessary preventive hygiene measures (use of masks and physical distancing).
 
Protocol for passengers arriving by sea:

Arrival of incoming passengers on foot at the main entry gate.
 
Incoming passengers arriving in vehicles are directed to the special entry gate.
 
All passengers are transferred to areas where screening personnel are located and check the unique quick response (QR) code each passenger shows on their mobile phone screen or printed QR form.
 
Depending on passengers’ QR code, screening personnel either direct them to the screening area or allow them to enter the country. Until the screening results become available, passengers who are tested for the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 by a trained health team are obliged to self-isolate at the address of their final destination as declared on their passenger locator form (PLF). Upon completion of the screening they are allowed to enter the country.
 
All passengers must comply with all of the necessary preventive measures (use of masks and physical distancing).
 
Protocol for arrivals at land borders:

Arrival of persons at the checkpoint. All persons entering the country must submit a completed passenger locator form (PLF) upon their arrival.
 
Passport and customs control are carried out and each incoming person’s unique quick response (QR) code is checked on their mobile phone screen or on the printed form with their QR code.
 
Depending on their code, incoming persons are directed by security personnel either to the screening area or allowed to continue their trip to their final destination in the country, receiving instructions from the border personnel, concerning, in particular, required action in case they develop symptoms of respiratory infection, in which case they must immediately contact the National Public Health Organization (EODY) Operations Centre. If arriving persons plan to have multiple stop-overs in Greece, they must declare this and report their initial destination and their travel itinerary for the next 7 days. EODY Mobile Health Units (KOMY) will operate round the clock at land border checkpoints.
 
Until the screening results become available, arriving persons who are tested for the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 are obliged to self-isolate at the address of their final destination as declared on their passenger locator form (PLF). Their data is entered into the EODY information system, which is linked to the COVID registry to facilitate contact tracing in the event someone tests positive. Upon completion of the screening, they enter the country, receiving instructions concerning self-isolation until the results of their screening are announced.
 
All passengers must follow all of the necessary preventive hygiene measures (use of masks and physical/social distancing).
 
Frequently Asked Questions - Travel Q&A
 
Greece is ready once again to welcome the world. Here is how:
 
1st July onwards

Residents form EU+ countries are allowed to travel to Greece. EU+ consists of the European Union, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Norway, Lichtenstein and Iceland.
Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China*.
*subject to confirmation of reciprocity.
 
Other countries citizens are allowed to travel to Greece only for essential travel.
 
AIR
International flights are allowed into all airports in Greece.
Extension of ban for direct flights from the UK & Sweden until 15 July.
 
LAND
Land border arrivals from Bulgaria are allowed through Promachonas border station. Entry from other border stations with Bulgaria is allowed for essential travel.
With regards to Albania, North Macedonia and Turkey entry is allowed for essential travel.
 
SEA
Arrivals by sea are allowed only in Patras and Igoumenitsa ports.
 
All visitors from air, land or sea, will be subject to random tests upon arrival. Upon being tested, the passenger moves to their final destination. In the event of a positive result, they will be contacted and placed on 14-day quarantine, with expenses covered by the Greek state.
 
All visitors are strongly recommended to download the Visit Greece app (GDPR compliant) for free prior or upon arrival in Greece.
 
Visitors should complete (48 hours before travel) a Passenger Locator Factor form (PLF) with their contact details in Greece, effective from 6 July 2020. Until 5 July 2020 the PLF can be completed at the airport just before check-in. The PLF can also be found on the Visit Greece app and at travel.gov.gr.
 
Greece at any stage retains the right to modify any of the above in light of changing circumstances. A team within the Infectious Diseases Committee evaluates the epidemiological data on a regular basis and recommends changes to restrictions.
 
Q: Who will cover expenses in the event of a Covid-19 patient`s air transportation and hospitalization?
A: The Greek state will cover expenses related to hospitalization of visitors suffering from Covid-19 symptoms.
 
Q: What happens if an infection is confirmed at a hotel?
A: In the event of a confirmed infection, close contacts of the case will be transferred to a separate quarantine accommodation at the expense of the Greek state. Remaining guests will continue their holidays.
 
Q: If someone misses their return flight because of illness or symptoms or misses prepaid accommodation is there a refund policy or other framework that could cover expenses?
A: Greece will cover transfer to hospital and medical costs as well as stay in quarantine hotel if needed. We urge airlines travel agents and hotels to offer maximum flexibility during this time of customer and regulatory uncertainty.
 
Q: Can a visitor provide the results of a molecular test (conducted up to 72 hours prior to arrival) to avoid being tested?
A: Subject to evaluation, such tests can be accepted.
 
Q: Health Protocols of Hotels. How is protocol compliance ensured? With whom should tourists communicate in case protocols are not followed?
A: The Ministry of Tourism has a plan of audits and we encourage all enterprises to seek third party accreditation. We have also set up a training and information website for employees and owners in order to ensure that the knowledge of the protocols is disseminated in a timely and responsible manner. Finally, we have established steep fines for those neglecting their duties. In case of complaints, visitors can call the four-digit number 1572 of the Ministry Tourism.
 
Q: Can a visitor enter into Greece through land borders?
A: All visitors can enter through Promachonas border station.
 
Q: Which land points of entry are open for essential travel?
A: Essential travel is allowed through Nymfaia, Krystallopigi, Kakavia, Kipi, Evzones and Promachonas points of entry.
 
Source of the information: https://travel.gov.gr/#/
 
2020-06-13
I am pleased to report that NO cases of COVID-19 infection have so far been detected in Kefalonia. However, like all of Greece, the inhabitants of the island adhered to strict quarantine that is over now.
 
To learn about the requirements for the tourists entering Greece, please, follow this link .
 
Kefalonia villas, hotels and apartments following new health and safety protocols and are ready to welcome guests in 2020:
 
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If you wish us to offer the most relevant option meeting all your needs, just let us know your requirements my mail or by online chat using a message button in the right bottom corner of the page.
 
 
Greece announced a list of countries whose residents can enter the country from June 15, 2020. The list was compiled based on the epidemiological situation of the countries:
 
Albania, Australia, Austria, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Estonia, Japan, Israel, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lebanon, New Zealand, Lithuania, Malta, Montenegro, Norway, South Korea, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Finland.
 
Athens and Thessaloniki are two cities whose airports will accept direct flights from the above countries.
Foreign tourists are not required to go through mandatory quarantine or test for the Coronavirus. However, they will have to adhere to a certain protocol, which includes, for example, maintaining distance between people at airports, wearing masks in airplanes and airports, complete a health questionnaire before traveling.
 
 As the situation with COVID-19 improves, the Greek authorities plan to expand the list of countries whose residents will be allowed to enter the country. The authorities hope that this will happen on July 1. From this date, the number of airports that will be able to accept direct flights from other countries will probably be increased.
 
Updated: all international airports of Greece are opened for flights from foreign countries as from 1 July, 2020.
  
We wish everyone health and 100% immunity from coronaviruses, and we are waiting for everyone for whom the borders are already open, in Kefalonia to relax safety and pleasantly after such a difficult period!
2015-08-14
2015-08-08
 
The ferry line between the port of Patras and the city of Sami on Kefalonia (Cephalonia) has resumed its service.
More information and schedule can be found here.
 
For information on how to get to the island of Kefalonia, please, visit our page.
 
 
2015-08-02
Large sea turtles Caretta Caretta have chosen Kefalonia and the neighboring island of Zakynthos. It seems that tourists do not embarrass these very friendly inhabitants of the Ionian Sea. They are not only happy to pose for visitors of the island at the waterfront of Argostoli, but without much embarrassment arrange egg-laying at night right on the crowded beaches like Lourdas. Caring volunteers - the Greens, enclose the place of egg-laying so that little turtles could once freely leave the temporary shelter and find shelter in the gentle waters of the sea.
 
  • Caretta Caretta turtles
  • Caretta Caretta turtles
  • Caretta Caretta turtles
  • Caretta Caretta turtles
  • Caretta Caretta turtles
2015-06-30
 
Kefalonia greeted the news of the closure of banks calmly. No rush on Monday was observed. The price of petrol in some places slightly went up - the difference is 0.01 euro.
 
All local people, with whom we spoke on the upcoming referendum, expressed their intention to vote against the programme proposed by EU as well as a sincere desire to return drachma into circulation. That was the opinion mostly of the owners of studios and villas.
 
Although the restrictions on bank cards concern only the Greeks, we would recommend when visiting the island still carry a sufficient number of cash for the payment of goods and services - that will help Kefalonians in a difficult time for them.
 

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