Processing Forms for Agora Excavations
DEADLINES: April 16 and May 1
Complete all forms, listed and linked below, by the approperiate deadline.
Failure to complete and return required forms in a timely manner may have consequences.
COVID Regulations and Entry into Greece
There are no COVID-related entry requirements for arrival into Greece. As of Sunday May 1, 2022 and for as long as the epidemiological data allow so, all travellers arriving in Greece, regardless of their country of origin, are no longer required to display a valid certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19, or evidence of a negative test result from SARS-CoV-2 infection (PCR or Rapid Antigen test).
Click here for information about entry into Greece from the US.
Click here for information from the Greek government about arrival into Greece (for US and other nationalities).
Click here for information about the ASCSA and COVID Policies.
COVID vaccinations are no longer required, but participants in School programs are strongly encouraged to keep up to date with both COVID and flu vaccinations. Be sure to check before leaving for Greece that you have the current boosters. It is very difficult for non-citizens to receive vaccinations in Greece. The ASCSA requires all program participants to be fully vaccinated for Tetanus/Diphtheria (must be within 10 years). We strongly recommend vaccinations for COVID, Meningitis, and Hepatitis A and B. (See below for more information.)
Masks are required on public transit (buses, metro, taxis) in Greece, so you should come prepared. Masks are available for purchase at pharmacies and grocery stores in Greece. The School reserves the right to institute masking requirements as the situation warrants.
DUE APRIL 16: Complete the online "General Information and Housing Preferences Form"
(Click the form name/link to go to form.)
- This form asks for general information, as well as asking you to agree to our release of liability, consent for photographic images, housing preferences, housing agreement, acknowledgement of our personnel policy, emergency contact information, and information for our mailing list.
- On the form, you are asked to upload a color digital photograph. The photograph should show your head and shoulders against a plain background. The jpg or tif image needs to be 600 x 600 to 1200 x 1200 pixels, not exceeding 1 MB. This will be used to create your ASCSA ID card and museum pass (if applicable). Preferably, it should be a passport style photo. DO NOT UPLOAD YOUR PASSPORT.
DUE MAY 1: Complete the online "Passport, Insurance, and Emergency Contact Information Form"
(Click the form name/link to go to form.)
The secure online submission program (Submittable) follows GDPR rules and regulations. This information is strictly confidential. Information provided will be deleted from the online submission form and our internal records at the end of the program.
All persons attending the School are required by Greek law to have health insurance that covers medical and pharmaceutical expenses, hospitalization, and medical evacuation/repatriation for the duration of their stay. If you do not have insurance of this type and do not have an insurance agent, you may wish to contact one of the many companies that offer international health and travel insurance coverage. Some past participants purchased an international health/travel insurance plan online, if their current plan did not cover them internationally. Past members have used various companies such as CISI, Chubb, GeoBlue, IMG, Seven Corners, Tokio Marine/World Trips, etc.
Have a physician complete the Physical Examination Report and Immunization Form online
Forms must be submitted by May 1.
NOTE: We require all program participants to be fully vaccinated for Tetanus/Diphtheria (must be within 10 years). We strongly recommend vaccinations for COVID, Meningitis, and Hepatitis A and B. If you are requesting a medical or religious exemption, alert us as soon as possible and well before the deadline (exepmptions are not guaranteed). Exemptions requested after the form deadline will not be considered.
Provide the links below to your physician. Any medical professional may complete these two online forms, such as a doctor, nurse, RN, etc. The forms will be completed online through Dropbox Sign (previously HelloSign) by the medical professional. This information is strictly confidential and will be reviewed only by the School’s doctor. These forms do not impact your participation or acceptance on a program. If the doctor has any concerns for your wellbeing while attending a program(s), the doctor will reach out to you or the appropriate staff member(s) (only if necessary) to prepare for your time on the program(s).
Physical report: https://app.hellosign.com/s/IJU8ZKnB.
Immunization report: https://app.hellosign.com/s/12r3ujno.
Most participants choose to set an appointment with their general physician (or university clinic) for an evaluation/annual physical, at which time a medical professional will complete the forms. Some physicians may wish complete the forms without a physical, but this is usually done if the participant is well known to the medical professional.
If your physician has difficulty with the online forms, they can contact Alicia Dissinger (Princeton, NJ office) at 609-454-6819 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If the physician wishes to complete the forms in hard copy (ie does not want to submit the forms online), they may print the form, complete, sign, and send it in the mail. If the physician will be mailing the form, let Alicia know so she can provide the address.
NOTE: If you completed the Physical Examination Report in 2021 or after 2021, please email email@example.com to inform us that you do not need to resubmit. When you arrive in Athens, notify the doctor about any important updates about your medical records. If you submitted these forms before 2021, you will need to resubmit them to the School.