Written by Christopher Nye, Senior Content Editor, Property Guides
Last Modified: 2nd October 2020

Greece’s property market is open and as busy as ever

If you’re keen to buy in Greece this autumn, before the transition period ends, you still can.

Traveling to Greece is still possible and there is no quarantine when you arrive. Flights are certainly less frequent than normal, but BA and Ryanair are still flying to Greece.

Rules vary, however, on your return. The English government has given most of Greece the all-clear for travel, but will impose quarantine on people returning from Lesbos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos (Zante).

The Welsh government adds Paros and Antiparos to the list above while the Scottish government is imposing quarantine on travellers from all of Greece.

Your EHIC is still valid until 31 December.

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On arrival:

There is no need for a pre-flight Covid test when traveling from the UK, but you do have to complete a Passenger Locator Form (which is in English) at least 24 hours before you travel (or risk a €500 fine). You will then receive a QR code which you show on your arrival.

You may still have to take a test on your arrival. Should that be positive you would have to self-isolate.

The usual social distancing rules are in place, including keeping at least two metres apart wherever possible and wearing masks in any enclosed public space, such as public transport and shops.

Although cafes, bars and restaurants are open, they close between midnight and 7am.

The property market

You can still buy property as usual, but with the usual wearing of masks when visiting offices and properties.

Although there is little reliable or up-to-date information on the property market, some sellers will undoubtedly be willing to take an offer.

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