What are the current COVID-19 restrictions in Paros and what are the requirements for entry and exit?

Paros is a beautiful island in the Cyclades, Greece, that attracts many visitors every year for its sandy beaches, picturesque villages and lively nightlife. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, travelers to Paros should be aware of the current restrictions and requirements that apply to the island, as well as to Greece in general.

Entry and exit requirements

As of April 5, 2023, there are no COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens traveling to Greece. However, travelers must present a valid passport and may be subject to random health screening procedures at airports and other ports of entry. Travelers should also check the requirements of their airline and transit countries before departure.

Non-U.S. citizens who wish to travel to the United States from Greece must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, as per the CDC’s Order. For more information, please visit the U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Greece website



COVID-19 restrictions in Paros

Greece has relaxed most COVID-19 measures as of September 15, 2020, when the emergency restrictions imposed on Paros and Antiparos were lifted. These restrictions included a ban on public events, bazaars and open-air markets, a curfew from 12 a.m. to 7 a.m., and a limit of four people per table at restaurants and cafes.

Currently, masks are no longer required on public transport or most indoor spaces in Greece, except for healthcare facilities and nursing homes. However, travelers are advised to follow the local authorities’ guidelines and practice social distancing and personal hygiene.

COVID-19 tests are widely available at many major hospitals, pharmacies, and laboratories in Greece, as well as at the Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport. The cost for COVID-19 PCR tests is capped at 47 euros, and for rapid antigen tests at 10 euros. Travelers who test positive for COVID-19 or exhibit symptoms should contact the COVID-19 hotline at 1135 for guidance and medical care.

COVID-19 vaccination in Paros

Greece has launched a nationwide vaccination campaign against COVID-19, using the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). U.S. citizens who reside in Greece or have a valid residence permit can register for vaccination through the Greek government webpage at


. U.S. citizens who do not have a Greek Social Security Number (AMKA) can request a temporary one at



Travelers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can obtain a digital COVID certificate from the Greek government webpage at


. This certificate can facilitate travel within the European Union and other countries that recognize it.


Paros is a wonderful destination for travelers who want to enjoy the Greek sun, sea and culture. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, travelers should be aware of the current restrictions and requirements that apply to the island and to Greece in general. Travelers should also monitor the situation closely and follow the advice of local authorities and health professionals.