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About COVID 19

Updated 6/4/2020

Due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) spread worldwide, the Greek government has taken further measures to contain its spread.

For the time being Greece has suspended all transport links with non EU countries as well as Spain, Italy, Germany and Holland till further notice. Seasonal hotels and resorts, as well as year- round Hotels in Greece will remain temporarily closed until April 30th 2020. One hotel per regional capital will remain open as well as three hotels in Greece’s two largest cities, Athens and Thessaloniki. Click here in order to find the list of all hotels excluded from the ban, in order to offer accommodation during this period. 

Youth hostels will remain closed until April 30th 2020. Additionally, ski resorts as well as beaches offering amenities (public, private or run by municipalities) will temporarily remain closed.

Greece imposes a 14-day quarantine to any new arrival from now on, until further notice. The Greek Government also decided to implement a ban on all cruise ships and sailboats docking at its ports. Furthermore, until April 21, departure and docking of private and professional yachts is prohibited at all ports of the country.

Furthermore, mass gatherings have been banned. Museums, Archaeological Sites, Cinemas and shopping centres are on lock down until further notice. Cafes, restaurants, tavernas, bars, have shut down, besides the ones who offer delivery or take out till further notice. Casinos and gaming clubs with the exception of street vendors will remain closed throughout the country.

While in Greece, if you notice any symptoms related to COVID-19, please call the National Public Health Organization at 1135.

 

Visit #greecefromhome

It’s time to stay at home and hit the pause button. In these uncertain times, your health and the wellbeing of your loved ones is what matters most. But that doesn’t mean we have to stop connecting, being inspired and learning – maybe more now than ever before. 

 

 

Visit our webpage #greecefromhome or stay tuned on our Greece from Home YouTube Channel where we share our love for Greece – connecting you with Greeks doing amazing things and letting you experience the best of Greece right now.

At the same time, sit back,  relax and let our Facebook posts, InstaPosts, Tweets and Pinterest boards entertain you! Till we meet again, #stayathome and #staysafe.

 

Advice for travelers

The risk for travellers is considered high. It is recommended that travellers avoid nonessential travel to areas with local transmission of COVID-19. There is no vaccine against this novel corona virus. If you are travelling to areas with local transmission of COVID-19 you should:

Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or a disinfectant, especially after coughing or sneezing, before handling and consuming food.

Avoid contact with animals (dead or alive), meat markets and meat products (such as raw meat). Avoid visiting live bird and animal markets.

Avoid contact with patients who appear ill with respiratory symptoms.

During your stay in areas with local transmission of COVID-19 you should:

Postpone your trip if you have fever and/or respiratory symptoms such as cough or shortness of breath. 

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or with your elbow (not with your hands) when you cough or sneeze.

Avoid contact with other people if you have fever and/or respiratory symptoms such as cough or shortness of breath.

 

After your return from areas with local transmission of COVID-19:

Watch your health closely for 14 days.

If you develop fever and/or respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath or cough 14 days after you have returned, it is recommended that you stay indoors and immediately seek medical attention mentioning your recent trip, or contact the National Public Health Organisation of Greece (1135, 210-5212054).

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