COVID19 Rhodes Island

2022 Rhodes COVID19 Travel Advice

UPDATED ON 1/5/2022

As of Sunday 01.05.2022, all travellers arriving in Greece, regardless of their country of origin, are no longer required to display a valid certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19, or evidence of a negative test result from SARS-CoV-2 infection (PCR or Rapid Antigen test).

IMPORTANT: Please note that these measures are all subject to change. We will change this article as necessary but measures not included here might also be implemented as deemed necessary.

Rhodes Island Visitors Entry Requirements

We present to you a COVID19 Rhodes island short guide on the things you need to prepare before you travel. These guidelines are implemented for your safety and protection and the health of your family, loved ones, and everyone involved in providing a safe hospitality experience.

Before your arrival:

  1.  Travellers who arrive in Greece must present either:

a. an issued vaccination certificate from a certified authority. All travelers must be fully vaccinated, or 14 days have already passed since their last vaccination, depending on the required doses. The certificate must be valid for 9 months AFTER the completion of the basic vaccination. For travelers who have already received the booster dose there is not time limit.

Tourist entry in Greece will not be subject to vaccination. Showing a vaccination certificate will greatly facilitate all the procedures during your arrival. But an antibodies or vaccination certificate is not considered a passport in any way.

b. a negative result for PCR molecular test from a laboratory (test should be taken up to 72 hours prior to entry)

c. a negative result for rapid or antigen test from a laboratory (test should be taken up to 24 hours prior to entry)

d. a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 for the past 30-180 days. To prove it, the traveler can present a medical certificate that confirms that the holder tested positive with the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection or an antigen or a positive PCR molecular test result conducted by an authorized laboratory. This certificate must be issued 30 days after the day of the initial first positive test for COVID-19 and will remain valid for up to 180 days after it.

Certificates must contain critical details in English, Italian, Russian, Spanish, German and French. The full name of the person must match the passport indicated on the passport and other recognized travel documents.

The test is compulsory for all travelers, including children 12 years old and above regardless of the country of departure’s epidemiological situation.

All the above restrictions are also mandatory for travellers from USA, Canada and Australia, including to children over 5 years old.

UPDATE: Travelers are not obliged anymore to complete the PLF or Passenger Locator Form or have on them an acceptable certification form of their health condition.

Based on the conditions stated above, the following are the countries whose tourists are allowed entry to Greece with no need for subsequent self-isolation:

  1. USA
  2. UK
  3. Ukraine
  4. UAE
  5. Turkey
  6. South Korea
  7. Singapore
  8. Serbia
  9. Saudi Arabia
  10. Russian Federation*
  11. Qatar
  12. North Macedonia
  13. New Zealand
  14. Montenergro
  15. Moldova
  16. Lebanon
  17. Kuwait
  18. Kosovo
  19. Jordan
  20. Japan
  21. Israel
  22. EU++ (Andorra, Lichtenstein, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Vatican, San Marino, the Principality of Monaco)
  23. China
  24. Canada
  25. Brunei
  26. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  27. Belarus
  28. Bahrein
  29. Azerbaijan
  30. Australia
  31. Armenia
  32. Albania

*Travelers coming to Greece from all other countries are required to display REGARDLESS OF THEIR VACCINATION STATUS

  1. a negative molecular COVID test result (PCR)*, performed up to 72 hours before the arrival
  2. a negative Rapid Antigen COVID test result*, performed up to 24 hours before the arrival.
*The tests must originate either a public authority or reference labs of the country of origin. Also they must be in english language and include the full name of the passenger as registered in the passport.

Upon your arrival:

All travelers who arrive in Greece will be subject to the following:

  1. Sampling RAPID antigen tests at entrance gates for chosen individuals drawn from EVA-based targeted sampling system.
  2. May go through random health screening. When you are chosen, remember that it will be a mandatory screening. If the traveler refuses, the authorities have the right of refusing entry to the country. This selection is done using EVA, a targeted sampling system.
  3. Mandatory isolation when a traveler tests positive for SARS-CoV-2 after a sampling test.

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Questions about COVID19 Rhodes Island

Where I can do Covid-19 PCR testing on Rhodes?

You can contact any of the medical facilities listed below for COVID-19 PCR testing during your stay in Rhodes Island. Please note that the list contains information available on their respective websites and we don’t guarantee that you can get a test whenever you need it.

Therefore, we encourage everyone to call these facilities before your Rhodes trip to confirm availability for PCR testing for COVID-19.


7th km Rodou-Lindou, Rhodes, Tel.: +302241060282

Kiotari, 85109 South Rhodes, Tel.: +30 22440 42050.

  • Euromedica Rhodes

Koskinou, Kallithea, Tel.: +30 22410 45000

  • KRITO Rhodes Medical Care

Metaxa Ioanni 3, Rhodes. +30 22410 38008 or +30 22410 30020.


Konstandinou Idreou 30, Analipsi, Rhodes Tel.: +302241021120


Panormiti Ramou 53, Afandou, Tel.: +30 22410 53350


Arhaggelos, Tel.: +30 22440 24088


Pefkoi, Tel.: +30 22440 48567

What are of the acceptable vaccines?

Acceptable vaccines from the Greek Authorities are the ones of Astra Zeneca, Cansino Biologics, Sputnik, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer BioNtech, Sinopharm,  Sinovac Biotech, Covishield ChAdOx1 nCoV, BBV152 COVAXIN Bharat Biotech

Do I have to wear mask?

The use of a face mask is mandatory for indoor spaces, for outdoor spaces it is optional.

Are Cruising and Yachting allowed in Rhodes?

As of 14.05.2021, Cruising and Yachting restrictions have been completely removed. Also, Rhodes tourist Port is one of the few Greek ports that entry of yachts coming from Turkey is allowed.

What are the entry requirements into restaurants, bars and public services?

As of 31.1.2022, people can enter restaurants, bars or public services only by showing one of the following:

  • a valid vaccination certificate, booster vaccination must have taken place up to 7 months of the completion of the initial vaccination(two doses vaccination) and up to 3 months of the completion of the initial vaccination(single dose) or
  • a recovery certificate, (expiration 4 months after the initial positive COVID check)  or
  • a negative test result (rapid or PCR)

Persons of age between 4-17 may show a negative self-test result.

IMPORTANT: Please note that these measures are all subject to change. We will change this article as necessary but measures not included here might also be implemented as deemed necessary.


We hope you found our COVID19 Rhodes Island guide useful and to see you in Greece and Rhodes island soon!