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

Starting May 1, 2022, it is no longer necessary to fill out the Passenger Locator Form (dPLF) to enter Italy.

According to the latest ferry regulations, passengers traveling by ferry from Greece to Italy are still required to have a Covid-19 Green Pass or relevant certificate.

Covid-19 certificate to enter Italy from Greece

At the moment, passengers taking the ferry from Greece to Italy are required to present their Covid-19 Green Pass or one of the following documents/certificates:

  • Negative PCR test performed within 72 hours prior to arrival in Italy or rapid test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival in the country
  • Vaccination certificate (proving 14 days have passed since complete vaccination; valid for up to 270 days from the last dose)
  • Recovery certificate (valid for 180 days after the first positive test)

Test results can be submitted in English, Italian, German, 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

Starting May 1, 2022, passengers don't need to fill out the Greek Passenger Locator Form (PLF) or carry a Covid-19 test/certificate.

All Covid-19 document requirements to enter Greece and travel by ferry between Greek ports have been abolished.

The port of Corfu

The quaint port of Corfu

If you're getting the ferry between Italy and Greece to explore the countries by sea, have a look at all 2022 ferry travel measures for Greece and the recent Covid-19 measures for Italy.

Enjoy your trip and have a safe sail!

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