COVID-19 Travel Restrictions in Athens

Welcome back to The Moorings marinas in Greece. While Greece is opening its borders for international travelers, certaiPolicies and Procedures will need to be followed when entering the country, before and during your stay there. Please bookmark this page as travel updates are frequently announced.

Before You Go | When You Arrive | During Your Charter

Before You Go

Travel Advisories

Please note:
Starting January 26, 2021, the U.S. Government will require all travelers coming from international countries - including U.S. citizens - to present negative test results within 3 days of departure aboard a flight. Antibody tests and vaccines are not accepted.
Greece will allow entry for residents of the United States, EU and Schengen states, UK, Israel, Srbia, UAE, AU, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, Rwanda, Singapore & Russia.

If you are scheduled to travel to Greece, it is mandatory that you complete an entry form at least 48 hours before your departure date. See the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs post on procedures for international arrivals.
All travelers over the age of five must present a negative PCR test for entry. However, travelers who have proof they have completed COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days prior to arrival in Greece are not required to present proof of a negative PCR test.
Please review Protocols for Arrivals in and Departures from Greece for details on entry requirements and other health-related rules for travelers. Be aware transit countries may have differing requirements and time frames for testing. For any questions regarding this form, the Greek Government has instituted a PLF Hot Line at +30-215-560-5151, available Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm in English and Greek.
For bareboat charters, please bring with you a copy of the skipper’s passport and sailing license.

Terms and Conditions

Our Terms and Conditions have changed to include information regarding what happens if you are required to quarantine on your yacht due to a positive COVID-19 PCR test result. Please review and sign online.


Travel Insurance

We recommend purchasing travel insurance coverage through our partner Redpoint Travel Insurance.

Guest List

In preparation for your arrival, we ask that you fill out the Guest List with a list of all of the passengers on your yacht including yourself. Please submit this form at least 30 days prior to departure.


Book Transfers

Contact a Vacation Planner to make transfer or flight arrangements to and from Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH).

Watch Charter Briefings

We require all guests to watch a charter safety video. The captain and first mate must become familiar with the sailing area by watching a chart briefing. Please watch these briefing videos in the comfort of your own home or office before you are scheduled to depart.


When You Arrive

COVID-19 Testing

The hospital is in Sotiria, which is located about 30 minutes from the base by taxi. Testing can also be done at private hospitals, but you must call to arrange an appointment. You can also have a doctor come to you for testing, but you must call +30 2108060098 to schedule an appointment. The PCR test, Antibody test (method Elisa) and B22 Fast Test Antigen tests are available. The cost ranges from 120 Euros to 300 Euros. The results are usually given by phone or email within 24-48 hours.

During Your Charter

Public Spaces

Guests must wear a face mask in all public spaces and must always keep a safe distance of 6 ft. 

Safety Measures

Upon arrival, all adults must complete a Pre-Boarding Health Declaration form. This form must be stored in the chart table on the yacht. If this form is not onboard upon inspection, fines are as follows: €1000 Euros for skippers and €150 Euros per passenger.

All yachts will be equipped with a no-touch thermometer on board. Each guest’s temperature must be taken and logged daily, and this record must be logged and stored in the chart table. The log must be left on board as we are required to store this information at the base for two months following your charter.
Should you require the services of a technician during your charter, the technician must complete a pre-boarding health declaration form, which will be kept in the chart table.

We are dedicated to giving you peace of mind when you charter with us. Our industry-leading safety measures include the fogging and disinfecting of all yachts before each charter begins.



Before You Leave

Before departing from the base, the head charter guest must sign a document that explains the steps to follow should there be a suspected case of Covid-19 onboard. This document must be kept in the chart table.