Greece Will Fine Tourists Without Locator Forms On Arrival

Greece Will Fine Tourists Without Locator Forms On Arrival

18/07/2020 0 By M Zaman

British nationals considering to travel in Greece will need to fill mandatory locator forms on arrival. Otherwise, the Greek government will fine tourists.

All incoming tourists visiting in Greece, must need to fill the correct documents 24 hours prior to arrival.

Once a tourist fill the form, QR code is then sent this must be shown at the airport.

According to the UK Foreign Office: “You must complete an online Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least 24 hours before your arrival in Greece. The form is in English.

“Once you have completed the form, you will receive an email acknowledgement. In a separate email, you will also receive a QR code.

Parthenon in Greece

Parthenon in Greece (Image: Pexels)

“This code is likely to be sent up to 24 hours before you travel, regardless of how early you fill in your form. When you receive your code, make sure you either print it, or can show it on your mobile phone.

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“You will need to show your code to the Greek authorities on your arrival in Greece.

“Some airlines may also ask you to show your code before you board your flight to Greece – you should contact the airline directly if you need any further information.”

According to local media, German tourists were fined €500 or £450 on arrival without having the form.

The passengers claimed they were not told about the documents from the airline or travel agent.

Seitan Limania Beach, Crete, Greece

Seitan Limania Beach, Crete, Greece (Image: Pixabay)

Greece is already facing an increase in Coronavirus cases after international tourists were welcomed back on July 1, 2020.

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Currently, 3,964 people were infected, 1,374 recovered and 194 deaths in total (as of July 18, 2020).

There are chances the country may close its border once again.

According to Greek newspaper Protothema: “The result of the mass testing […] will determine if Greek borders remain open, or not, to Britain.

“If the number and percentage of those found to be positive is low, and is limited to less than 30 to 40 cases then […] the British tourist market will remain open.”

They continued: “The government won’t hesitate, calculating that the cost of the risk of coronavirus spreading is much more important than any benefits to tourism in a year that is considered largely lost.”

Previously, Spain announced it will make mandatory to fill health form on arrival.

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