Before you leave Thassos and Greece, you may need an official test result that shows you are Covid-free. Your country may require this document to allow entrance. Thankfully, taking a PRC or rapid test in Thassos is easy and quick.
This article explains everything you need on how to get Covid test in Thassos.
Where and how to get Covid test in Thassos
There are two microbiologists in the capital of Thassos, Limenas. You can visit them and do the test on their premises. Alternatively, you can call them, and they can come to your place, wherever you are in Thassos, including Studios Plaka. We can also call them for you if you want.
Another way to get a Covid test is to visit any pharmacy and ask for a self-test. Although you can find a pharmacy almost in every village, the result from the self-test will not be official proof or document that border control can accept.
However, you can use the results from rapid or PCR tests from microbiologists. The microbiologists will issue a document in English for you to take with you to the border.
How much is the Covid test in Thassos
Although prices can fluctuate from week to week, the cost for a rapid test would be about 20 euros if you visit the microbiologist. The PCR test will be around 60 euros.
If you want the microbiologist to come to your accommodation or place of preference, there would be an extra charge of about 10 euros.
Finally, the simple unofficial self-tests from the pharmacy cost between 5 to 9 euros, depending on current availability. They are either saliva or nasal tests.
How fast will I have my Covid test results in Thassos?
The microbiologists will send you an email with the official results within 24 hours. The only exception would concern Sunday, which is a day that they don’t work. So, if you make your appointment Saturday afternoon, you may have the results by Monday.
However, you will most probably have the results within the same day. If you take a rapid test, you can wait a bit in the lab, and they can tell you the result. It usually takes more time to prepare and send the email than taking the test itself.
When it comes to PCR tests, the lab will send the sample to a special lab, either in the mainland or Thassos. You will have the result in your email inbox later on the same day or the next day (excluding Sundays). The results would be in English as required by international law.
What are the contact details of microbiologist labs in Thassos?
The microbiologist lab of Konstantinos Chrissogelos is at the capital of Thassos Limenas. Their address and contact details are:
- Address: Laboratory Chrisogelos, Archeologikis Scholis, Limenas Thassos 640 04
- Telephone: (+30) 25930 22388
- Mobile: (+30) 694 742 6287
- Email: [email protected]
The other microbiologist lab in the capital is the lab of Konstantinos Pates. Their details are:
- Address: Laboratory Pates, Archeologikis Scholis 26, Limenas Thassos 640 04
- Telephone: (+30) 25930 22272
- Mobile: (+30) 697 479 6525
- Email: [email protected]
Once you call them, they can help you find the building. You can also click on the links above to see their exact location. Google Maps is your friend here. So feel free to insert the address on Google Maps, and find the laboratory.
When to call the microbiologist lab in Thassos to book the appointment?
You can call the microbiologist lab at least one day before the day you want to take the test. Usually, most countries require a PCR test within 72 hours from the time you pass border control. You can call the lab three or four days before your departure and schedule the appointment for your preferred time.
For example, if you leave Thassos and return home on Saturday, you can call the lab on Wednesday and schedule an appointment for Thursday, two days before returning home. By Friday, if not later on Thursday, you will have the results in your email inbox.
The whole process is smooth, professional, and efficient. You do not need to worry about the Covid test. The labs can take care of it and prepare everything for you. Your priority should be to enjoy your well-deserved holidays in Thassos and Greece!