Santorini Covid Test
Santorini is a volcanic island in the Cyclades group of Greek islands, noted for its beautiful caldera, dramatic oceanic vistas, extraordinary volcanic beaches, stunning sunsets, and lunar landscapes, among other things. It is open to the public and welcomes visitors, with a few health precautions in place.
Travelling to Santorini
Before planning a trip to Greece, keep in mind that the restrictions vary based on where you are coming from and how you plan to get into the country. Air, train, and road transport all have their own set of rules and regulations that must be met in order to travel safely.
Additionally, in order to prove that you've been vaccinated or recovered, you'll need to bring your COVID certification with you.
Effective December 19, 2021, those travelling to Santorini must also have a negative molecular test (PCR) for Covid-19 or a negative Rapid Antigen test for Covid-19 completed up to 72 hours before arrival. Children above the age of 5 are also required to meet this criterion.
What's happening in Santorini?
What’s open in Santorini?
When you get to Santorini, you'll notice that most businesses are open. This comprises cafes, restaurants, stores, museums, parks, hotels, churches, cinemas, theatres, and a variety of other establishments. Open-air markets and beaches, as well as cultural institutions such as galleries, museums, and libraries, are open.
Covid-19 Passport or Equivalent Document
However, in order to access these locations and other indoor spaces, you must show proof that you have been vaccinated, recovered, or tested. As long as you have been vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the EMA (European Medicine Agency) or WHO (World Health Organization), you can show immunization using the EU Digital COVID Certificate, the COVID Free GR App, or a vaccine certificate issued by your home country. As of now, that includes Pfizer BioNtech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Oxford, Covishield, Novavax, Johnson + Johnson/Janssen, Sinovac Biotech, Gamaleya (Sputnik), Cansino Biologics, and Sinopharm.
Negative quick or PCR test
To enter banks, public offices, retail outlets, shopping malls, and hairdressers, unvaccinated people will need to present a negative quick or PCR test. These restrictions do not apply to supermarkets, grocery stores, or pharmacies.
Face Coverings and Masks
Other safeguards are in place as well. Everyone must wear a mask in both public and private indoor locations and must practice social distancing. There is currently no curfew enforced in Santorini. However, museums, conservatories, and theatre venues have visitor quotas andprotocols in place.
Epidemic and Pandemic Insurance
To ensure that your trip to Santorini goes off without a hitch, it's a good idea to purchase travel insurance that covers your stay.
Let's Help You
As a pre-entry requirement to Santorini, Certyfly can provide PCR or Rapid Antigen Covid-19 testing advice and provide the necessary tests at both ends of your journey. We also offer practical travel advice and issue test certificates.
Best things to do in Santorini
What can you expect now that you've arrived in Santorini? Although only a tiny island, Santorini has a lot to offer visitors, so pack your swimsuits and get ready for an adventure!
Explore the picturesque capital
Fira, the capital of Santorini, is a stunning place to begin your journey across the island. The famed white and blue villas may be found here, as well as charming little streets, upscale stores, and five-star hotels with caldera views.
In Fira, two museums await history buffs: the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, which displays artifacts from Akrotiri and other Santorini excavations; and the Archaeological Museum, which houses artifacts from all over the island. There are also some of the best pubs, restaurants, and nightclubs on the island in Fira, so be sure to check them out while you’re there!
We propose hiring a tour guide to take you through these architectural treasures while discussing their history and significance.
Go on a boat trip
Santorini’s main activities include boat rides around the island. For many, the most popular excursion is a one-day cruise that includes stops at crater islands and hot springs at Palea Kamini. You’ll spend the day on Nea Kameni Island, where you’ll see its still-active volcano up close. Even the crater’s summit may be reached by foot! It’s also possible to take a dip in the hot springs in Palea Kameni. Thirassia, a small island just off the coast of Santorini, is where you’ll spend the rest of your day. A snorkelling trip on a catamaran is also an option. Booking in advance is highly recommended for these tours due to high demand.
Enjoy the marvellous beaches
It’s hard to provide a comprehensive guide to Santorini without including the island’s top beaches. Among Santorini’s most popular beaches are the Perissa, Perivolos, and Agios Georgios beaches, all of which have extensive black sand beaches with snack and tavern establishments nearby.
The Red Beach, which gets its name from the ochre-colored volcanic cliffs that surround it, is another large black-sand beach where you can rent deckchairs and participate in a variety of water sports; Kamari Beach, another large black-sand beach; and Monilithos Beach, a shallow-water beach perfect for families. Water sports including jet skiing, diving, parasailing, kayaking, kiteboarding, and more are available at most of these beaches. Always book with reputable companies that have experienced instructors.
As you can see, Santorini is the perfect destination for those looking for charming seaside towns just a hop away from sublime beaches.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your questions answered by our expert team of testing consultants.
You can get a Covid-19 PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) or Rapid Antigen test at the various clinics in Santorini.
To enter Santorini, you need to get a Covid-19 PCR test within 72 hours prior to arrival. The rapid antigen test result should be carried out within 24 hours before arrival.
To book a Covid-19 PCR or Rapid Antigen test with Certyfly, you must have photo identification and the following details: Flight date, Flight time, Flight number, Email address, Mobile number and Passport number.
Children under the age of 12 do not need to take a Covid-19 test to enter Santorini.
Depending on the test selected, your Covid-19 PCR test results will be available by midnight on the same day or the next day. Your Rapid Antigen test results will be available within 30 minutes.