Since the Covid-19 pandemic has started, traveling has been limited all around the world. Still, thanks to the vaccines, things are starting to look up. But will everything be alright in time for your much anticipated Mykonos vacation? Will Mykonos go on red list in the summer of 2022, or will you be able to have the epic trip you’ve been planning all along? Find all the necessary information in our text.
Coming to Mykonos for a vacation is a dream come true for many. Still, in recent years there has been a significant obstacle known as Coronavirus – restrictions were imposed all around the world, and that includes Greece. Naturally, no matter how much we all want to party in one of the fantastic Mykonos beach clubs, health comes first.
So, what is the situation like right now? According to the most recent data and news, it seems like things are getting better and better, so it’s safe to assume that you will be able to come to Greece during the tourist season and enjoy all the benefits of staying on the Greek islands.
There are currently no countries on the red list for the UK, which means you can travel to Greece and, therefore, Mykonos without any issues. Since March 18, 2022, there have been no Coronavirus travel restrictions in the UK, regardless of your vaccination status. You won’t have to worry about testing or quarantining upon returning to the country.
When it comes to Greece, UK citizens have been allowed entrance since May 2021. Starting from March 15, 2022, onwards, you won’t have to fill out a Passenger Locator Form (PLF). The UK’s NHS Covid Pass conforms to EU standards. That means you can use it to travel to EU countries (including Greece) in the same way as the EU digital Covid certificate. You won’t need any additional documentation to enter the country.
Last year, the rules were a bit more strict, which only shows us that the pandemic is slowing down. In the summer of 2021, Greece was on the UK’s amber list, and you were required to provide a negative test upon your return to the UK, in addition to a mandatory 10-day quarantine for those who weren’t double-vaxxed. The most popular Greek islands, such as Mykonos and Santorini, were in the EU’s dark red zone – thanks to a rise in the number of infections, all travel was advised against.
Of course, no one can say what the rules will be like in a few months with absolute certainty – quarantine rules can always change according to the infection trends. It’s always wise to keep up with the news about Coronavirus. Still, with the information we have right now, it’s unlikely that Mykonos (and other popular islands such as Santorini) will go on the red list.
If you have a European Union Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC), that document alone is enough to get you into Greece. You are not obligated to show anything else, and you don’t need a negative test. The same goes for Schengen countries, as well as 35 other non-EU countries that have joined the EUDCC system (the UK is one of those countries).
Tourists from the USA and Canada are required to have one of the following upon their arrival in Greece – a vaccination certificate (valid 9 months after the completion of the basic vaccination, and with no time limit if you have received a booster dose), proof of recovery from SARS-Cov-2 infection (valid for 180 days), a negative PCR test performed up to 72h before arrival, or a negative Rapid Antigen test performed up to 24h before the arrival.
The same conditions apply to Australian citizens. For all countries we haven’t mentioned, citizens are obligated to have a negative PCR or Rapid Antigen, regardless of their vaccination status.
Let us not get so lost in the bureaucracy that we forget what’s important – your fabulous vacation. Spending time on Mykonos means enjoying the best luxury the world has to offer, and that’s precisely why you need accommodation that matches the spirit of the trip. Contact The Ace Vip – we can offer you the most fabulous private villas in Mykonos. Check out our listings and choose among many beautiful luxury Mykonos villas for rental – you won’t regret it.
We can also help you with other services required for a comfortable and pleasant vacation – contact us for the best car rental on the island. If you want to spice up your Mykonos experience, you should consider getting a yacht rental – we have excellent models you will love.