Covid-19: How to travel in Greece by ferry

Before starting the next trip to an island by ferry you should check the Covid measures and the necessary documents for the boat trip.

Traveling by ferry in the midst of a pandemic has become more demanding. Some questions you will have are "are you allowed to travel by boat", "what test should I do before traveling by boat", "how do I get a Covid certificate for traveling to an island".
Before starting the next trip to an island by ferry you should check the Covid measures and the necessary documents for the boat trip. The same measures apply to boat trips to mainland ports. Here, but also on the site of the ferry company with which you will travel, you will find everything you need to know about the measures and the trip in the middle of covid.

What are the necessary documents I need to have for a boat trip in 2021 and 2022

Travel by boat in the middle of covid is allowed if:

  1. You have completed the vaccination 14 days ago and you have a vaccination certificate from gov.gr. You must present the certificate in electronic or printed form together with a proof of identity, or
  2. You have a disease certificate issued 30 days after the disease and is valid for 180 days, or
  3. You have a negative PCR test or rapid test and you have issued the Covid test certificate from gov.gr. You must present the certificate in electronic or printed form together with a proof of identity. The PCR test for boat travel lasts 72 hours. The rapid test for a trip to an island lasts 48 hours.
  4. Minors 4-17 years old must have a negative self test for a boat trip, lasting 24 hours. The self test statement is made at gov.gr.

How to protect yourself from Covid on board

- Mandatory use of mask indoors and outdoors.
- Airplane seats are 50% full. Make sure you stick to the sign and only sit where allowed.
- The use of elevators is allowed only to the elderly and the disabled.
- Wash your hands with soap and antiseptic.
- Inform the crew if you are not feeling well.
- Cover your mouth with your elbow when you cough or sneeze.
- Stay on deck as long as you can.

Traveling by ferry is safer in the middle of COVID?

Follow the mandatory protocols and the recommendations of the shipping companies for a safe and calm ferry trip.
- Check in online at letsferry.com.
- Pick up the tickets at home.
- Arrive at the port on time, at least 1.5 hours early to avoid overcrowding.
- Make sure you always have extra masks, antiseptic, etc.

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