The port of Brindisi

Covid-19 and ferry travel between Greece and Italy

Measures, documents and tips

How can I travel by ferry between Greece and Italy in 2022? How do I enter each country and what travel documents do I need?

Find all important updates regarding ferry travel and Covid-19 for trips between Greece and Italy, and see all required documents and tests to have a smooth, safe and enjoyable trip.

The port and city of Igoumenitsa

Ferry arrival at the port of Igoumenitsa in Greece

Ferries from Greece to Italy: Covid-19 updates

According to the latest ferry regulations, passengers traveling by ferry from Greece to Italy are required to fill out the Passenger Locator Form (dPLF) and have a negative Covid-19 test, as well as a vaccination/recovery certificate.

About the dPLF to catch the ferry from Greece to Italy

All adult passengers are required to complete the Passenger Locator Form regardless of stay duration or final destination. Passengers under the age of 18 can be registered on the form submitted by the adult who accompanies them. For unaccompanied minors, the form must be completed by an adult parent/guardian before departure.

Good to know: Passengers residing within 60km of the Italian borders and have spent less than 48 hours abroad before returning to Italy are exempt from the dPLF obligation.

After filling out the dPLF, you will receive a confirmation email with a pdf or QR code that you are required to present to the relevant authorities either electronically or in print.

Important: Regardless of your final destination, you need to set Italy as your destination on the form.

Negative test and vaccination certificate to enter Italy from Greece

As of 15 December 2021, passengers taking the ferry from Greece to Italy are required to present the following documents/certificates:

  • Negative PCR test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival in Italy or rapid test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival in the country
  • Green Pass: vaccination certificate (proving 14 days have passed since complete vaccination) or recovery certificate

Important: If passengers fail to present all 3 documents (dPLF, negative test results, vaccination/recovery certificate), they need to self-isolate for 5 days and take a PCR or rapid test on the final day of the quarantine. Minors are exempt from the quarantine measure only if accompanied by an adult holder of the EU digital Covid certificate or an official state certificate.

Test results can be submitted in print or in digital form and can be in English, Italian, French, and Spanish. Passengers under 6 years of age are exempt from the Covid-19 test requirement.

Important: Passengers traveling via Italy with their own means for a period shorter than 36 hours, as well as passengers entering Italy for less than 120 hours due to professional, medical or emergency reasons are exempt from the certificate requirement.

Tip: Have a look at the guidelines provided by the Italian Ministry of Health for more details.

Ferry trip from Italy to Greece and Covid-19

As of 19 December 2021, all passengers (regardless of vaccination or recovery status) need to present the following documents/certificates:

  • Greek Passenger Locator Form (PLF) (the form must be completed before you enter Greece)
  • Negative PCR test performed within 72 hours before arrival or negative rapid antigen test performed within 24 hours before arrival

The above requirements apply to all passengers over 5 years old who have spent more than 48 hours abroad before entering Greece.

The port of Corfu

The quaint port of Corfu

If you're getting the ferry from Italy to Greece to explore the many beautiful islands of the country, have a look at all domestic ferry travel measures for Greece in 2022.

Enjoy your trip and have a safe sail!