There are number of measures currently in place to limit the spread of Covid-19 in Greece, restricting the movement of citizens and visitors and the opening of shops and services around the country.
Only essential shops and services are operating as normal, such as supermarkets, bakeries, pharmacies, petrol stations and medical providers (with capacity restrictions and social distancing measures in place). Restaurants and bars are temporarily closed, although it’s still possible to order takeaways and deliveries. Museums, galleries, archaeological sites, cinemas, gyms, parks and other entertainment venues are currently closed. Face masks must be worn in public areas (indoors and outside), after sending a 13033 Citizen Movement text stating your reason for going out.
1. Visiting a doctor or pharmacy
2. Shopping for basic necessities (eg supermarkets and bakeries)
3. Going to the bank (ATM and basic services)
4. Attending a ceremony such as a funeral (according to strict guidelines)
5. Assisting someone in need (eg an elderly or vulnerable person)
6. Going out for exercise (on foot or by bike) or walking a pet
A night curfew is also in place from 9 pm to 5 am on weekdays and 7pm to 5am on weekends, allowing movement outside these hours only for work (with the necessary paperwork from your employer), health emergencies or walking a pet near your place of residence. Non-compliance of all measures carries a €300 fine. Flights are still operating to/from and within Greece, according to international and EU travel restrictions. Passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken up to 72hrs before arrival (with the exception of children up to 10 years old and transit passengers). Further restrictions may also be in place according to your country of departure, so be sure to check entry and possible quarantine requirements before travelling.
You are also required to have filled in a Passenger Locator Form up to 24hrs before your flight.
Please stay safe and patient during this time and look forward to when we’re all able to enjoy travelling again. We’ll be here for you as always, bringing you rays of Greek sunshine and positivity. We can’t wait until we’re able to give you a huge Greek welcome again.
Until then, stay safe.