Pets on Board rules and regulations travelling from Italy to Greece and vv.

Pets on Board
Rules and regulations that apply to us and our “furry friends” when travelling by ferry to Greece.

Greek Ferries Pets on Board

Dear Pet Owners,

When travelling with
your pet/s, there are
rules and regulations
which must be followed
by the pet owners and
ferry companies alike.

Regarding Greece and
Greek Law, ferry
companies flying the
Greek flag come under
PD 101/1973, 61 FEK 31/03/95 which states:

1) Passenger ships
over 25 meters in length
must provide specially-
designed areas for pets travelling with their
owners. These areas
must have 1 animal cage
for every 200 passengers.

2) Disabled passengers, accompanied by specially- trained pets, must have
the appropriate, valid paperwork/certificate
which permits the animal
to remain with the owner throughout the ship.


From today, August 13, 2020 a new decree by the Italian Minister of Health has come into force providing the following alternative measures which apply to people entering Italy after staying in, or transiting from Croatia, Malta, Greece or Spain in the last 14 days:

a. Obligation to present a certificate showing a negative result of a swab, done within the 72 hours prior to entry in Italy.


b. Obligation to undergo a molecular or antigen test carried out through a swab upon arrival at the Italian airport, port or border place, where possible; or carried out, within 48 hours from entering the Italian territory, at the competent Italian National Public Health clinic. In this latter case, while waiting for the examination test, people are due to wait in fiduciary isolation at their place of residence or dwelling.

All people, regardless of symptoms, entering Italy from the above mentioned countries are due to immediately inform the Prevention Department of the competent Italian National Health office about their arrival. In the event of outbreaks of symptoms of Covid 19, the obligation of immediate information to Italian Health Authority (through the relevant phone number) as well as of self-isolation remain into force.

Moreover, it is also recommended to verify the possible existence of regional decrees that could introduce additional specifications and requirements for entry into the regional territory. For direct access to the websites of the Regions, here.

To download the necessary Declaration Form for entry in Italy from abroad, please click here.