We would like to inform you that, in view of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), from the first day auto club car rental, has informed all our staff about symptoms, transmission modalities and preventive measures that we must take collectively as well as each one individually.
We have posted prominently in our office the Basic Sanitary Rules that must be observed by staff, customers and visitors to our facilities. Special antiseptic alcohol lotions have also been placed in the reception area.
We pay particular attention to the thorough cleaning of our vehicles available for hire, so that customers feel safe while using them.
With every car rental, Auto club car rental customers, will also receive a package of antiseptic wipes for their personal hygiene.
Our staff have been advised about the importance of use of mask, and that in the event of symptoms (fever, cough or difficulty breathing) they should stay at home, seek immediate medical attention and contact the National Public Health Organization (+30 2105212054).
In the event of a confirmed case of a coronavirus in an employee of the company or a customer who has rented a vehicle, the company will disinfect the facility but the corresponding vehicle used by the passive.
Please be informed that for more information on the new coronavirus (COVID-19) you can contact EODY at +30 1135 (24-hour service line).
Greece, we and everyone individually, became an example in this unprecedented global pandemic, we emerged victorious and we continue together, with safety and respect the journey of life!
We send you our positive energy, a big thank you for the trust you show us all these years, but also during this difficult time.
We wish you all, good health and hope see you all the soonest possible, spending time to Greece with safe happy road trips!
Thank you for your attention,
Auto Club Car Rental!
All travellers must complete their PLF until the day before entering the country and leaving 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. In case of multiple stays, they are required to provide the address for the first 24 hours at least. One PLF should be submitted per family.
The PLF can also be found on the Visit Greece app and at travel.gov.gr. It is strongly recommended that all visitors download the Visit Greece app (GDPR compliant) for free, prior their arrival in Greece.
We welcome you to Greece and hope you enjoy a wonderful and unforgettable holiday experience.
On behalf of the Greek Government and the Greek Ministry of Tourism, we would like to inform you that we have done everything in our power to make sure you stay safe during your stay in Greece. Your health is our absolute priority.
On May 14, Greece opened its borders in a safe and attainable manner.
In the paragraphs follow, we provide a step-by-step guide on how to prepare before travelling to Greece as of May 14th.
1. How can one travel to Greece?
Greece is ready to welcome visitors applying advanced health protection protocols. In 2021, Greek Tourism is ready to operate with the maximum safety possible, for tourists, employees and every person involved in the provision of tourist services.
Isolation (quarantine) for visitors from abroad is no longer required. However, entry into Greece will be allowed under the following conditions:
A. Travelers must have one of the following:
- Vaccination certificate issued by an appropriate body in the traveler's country of origin.
- Instead of a vaccination certificate, travelers are required to show a negative PCR test conducted up to 72 hours before traveling.
- Alternatively, the traveler can show a certificate of recovery from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection issued by a public authority or a certified laboratory or a certificate of a positive PCR molecular test result, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, performed at least 2 months before arrival and no later than 9 months before arrival.
B. All visitors must complete the electronic PLF document at least 24 hours before traveling.
C. Upon entering Greece, visitors may undergo targeted tests. In the event of a positive result, travelers will be temporarily accommodated in an isolation hotel, free of charge. If a positive incident is detected following a sampling test at the land borders, then entry into the country may not be allowed.
2. What are the health protocols for the people working in the tourism sector?
Employees in the Greek tourism sector are vaccinated with the general population, according to government planning. Until their vaccination, all employees are obliged to undergo tests twice per week (self-test or rapid test). Furthermore, they are encouraged to test even more frequently, in order to ensure timely isolation.
3. Which vaccines are acceptable for the vaccination certificate?
Acceptable vaccines are: Pfizer BioNtech, Moderna, Astra Zeneca/Oxford, Novavax, Johnson + Johnson/Janssen, Sinovac Biotech, Gamaleya (Sputnik), Cansino Biologics, Sinopharm
4. What applies to international flights?
As of May 14th, flight restrictions from EU countries will be lifted, as well as from a number of other countries (USA, UK, UAE, Serbia, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, Rwanda, Singapore, North Macedonia, Canada, Belarus, Bahrein, Qatar, China, Kuwait, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia and the Russian Federation). Quarantine will not be required.
Furthermore, our country welcome flights at all international airports.
5. What will apply to land travel?
Travelers are allowed to enter through the entry gates of Promachonas and Ormenio in 24H basis and Evzonoi from 07:00 to 23:00.
6. What about ferry connections?
As of 14/5/21 the quarantine is lifted for passengers who arrive by ferry to the main port entrances (Patra, Igoumenitsa, Corfu). Maritime connections with Albania and Turkey are restricted.
7. How can the visitors move to or from their hotel?
If travel across counties is prohibited, guests will be able to travel from the airport to the lodging they have booked with their hotel voucher and PLF.
8. What will apply to guests during their stay?
During their stay in Greece, visitors must follow all measures that apply to Greek citizens.
9. Will there be business activity protocols?
In all tourist activities, tourist transport and tourist visits to other places of interest, the same protocols as those in 2020 will apply, with some small adjustments. These protocols have proved effective, and will be updated according to epidemiological conditions. The Ministry of Tourism and the Hotel Chamber of Greece will provide certification to all lodgings that apply these protocols. Moreover, training material will be provided to the employees of these businesses, in order to ensure the correct application of all health and safety measures against Covid-19.
10. Will there be quarantine hotels?
The plan for the opening of Greek Tourism provides for the existence of specific isolation (quarantine) hotels near each entrance gate, as well as in other strategic points nationwide. This way, an adequate safety net for case management will be in place, combined with an early detection upon the arrival of tourists from abroad. The cost for the isolations hotels are covered by the Greek state.
11. What will apply to minors under the age of 12?
Only children under the age of 5 will not be required to undergo a PCR test.
12. When will the departure and arrival of private yachts be allowed and from which countries?
The departure and arrival of yachts (except those coming from Albania and Turkey) is allowed with some restrictions, while the same terms and conditions will apply both for Greek and foreign citizens
13. What will apply to cruise ships?
From May 14th, cruise restrictions are completely removed, always enforcing very strict protocols that are applied to these activities.
14. What if the visitor’s country requires a test for his/her return?
It is possible to perform PCR or antigen tests directly at the place where each guest stays, if the guest needs a test for returning home. This makes it easier for every tourist to be consistent with his/her obligations in order to safely return to his/her country.
It is forbidden for cruise ships, irrespective of their flag, to enter Greek ports for the purpose of cruise sailing. Exceptions apply to cruise ships which navigate Greek waters for the following reasons: Cruise sailing may take place without entering any ports of call during the voyage (blue cruising). Cruise ships may leave from the ports of Piraeus, Herakleion, Rhodes, Corfu, Volos, and Katakolo ONLY. In this case, these vessels may conclude their cruising either at their home port or at one of the other ports mentioned above. Access to other ports of call in Greece or abroad during the voyage is forbidden. During the cruise, while boarding and disembarking, the passengers, captains, crew members, ship owners or ship owning companies and port administration agencies, as well as any other person with related duties, are required to abide by the Ministry of Health circular No. Δ1β/Γ.Π.οικ.47415/24.7.2020 titled “Guidelines on the effective management of new Covid-19 cases aboard cruise ships”.