Signup to receive our daily travel-tourism industry newsletter. There is no vaccine for this new corona virus. More specifically, according to its updated aviation directives (NOTAMs): Key Information for Travelers to Greece. Since the start of the pandemic, the total number of cases in the country has reached 136,976. Regarding the Municipality of Aliartos – Thespies in the regional unit of Viotia in Central Greece, Hardalias said that the situation is currently under observation and that the strict restrictions will remain until further notice. In an attempt to prevent further spread of COVID-19, Greece has extended its restrictions on domestic and international travellers, the Civil Aviation Authority of Greece has announced. As of writing, the same set of measures and safety restrictions apply throughout the country. Tuesday, 08 Dec 2020 3:08 AM MYT ATHENS, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- Greece will extend some of the current nationwide lockdown restrictions to Jan. 7, 2021, in order to control the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, it was announced here on Monday. In Thessaloniki, for instance, occupancy at ICUs rose from 10 to 60 percent within a week and there were fears that Covid patients from northern Greece would have to be sent to Athens hospitals where occupancy is at around 50 to 60 percent. This site uses cookies to improve user experience. Existing restrictions on flights from countries considered high risk — including the United States, the United Kingdom and Turkey — will remain in place at least until July 1. Do not travel if you are waiting for test results, test positive, or are sick. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from the author and/or owner is, © 1998 – 2020 International Publications Ltd. -. All religious services, except funerals, are also suspended. The Covid-19 death toll in Greece is 4,730. The deputy minister also reminded that the measures that were in force throughout Greece during Christmas are also valid for the New Year’s holiday. A negative COVID-19 PCR test will be required at least 72 hours prior to the travel for all passengers arriving by air from foreign countries. Athens, Dec 8 (IANS) Greece will extend some of the current nationwide lockdown restrictions to January 7, 2021, in order to control the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, it was announced here.. The prime minister of Greece said Thursday that new measures will take effect Sunday because of a continuous surge in coronavirus cases. Spain: New coronavirus infections up 35% from last week. Athens, Dec 8 (IANS) Greece will extend some of the current nationwide lockdown restrictions to January 7, 2021, in order to control the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, it was announced here. Authorities in Greece have decided to extend a number of measures on air travel in the country in order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 until 30 November. Why it matters: Greece is the latest country to reimpose restrictions due to spiking cases throughout Europe. Greece to Announce New Restrictions as Covid-19 Infections Skyrocket. As of December 22, 2020, Greece reports 132,430 cases according to the National Public Health Organization (https://eody.gov.gr/). Greek Travel Pages, The extension of restrictions specifically concern the municipalities of Aspropyrgos and Elefsina, due to their heavy epidemiological burden. Coronavirus: 'Greece has shut down' - bar owners at tourist hotspot hit with curfew after COVID-19 spike. Greece extended its restrictions on domestic and international travelers, the Civil Aviation Authority announced on Monday in an aim to prevent further spread of COVID-19. The restrictions will be extended until Dec. 7 for domestic flights and until Dec. 14 for international flights, the aviation authority said. No additional lockdown restrictions have been announced at the moment for the eight areas. Greek Civil Protection Deputy Minister Nikos Hardalias. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Swathes of northern Greece are now classed as "increased risk" for coronavirus transmission under a new tier system outlining a range of restrictions. Now, while Greece is open for tourists once more, travel looks very different in a COVID-19 world. Greece will continue its second lockdown through the Christmas holiday in an effort to curb the spread of the virus. 6, Psylla str. The number of new infections was slightly down with 1,193 new infections compared to 1,747 on Saturday and 2,013 on Friday. Travelers should avoid all travel to Greece. As Covid cases shoot up, Greece braces for tougher lockdown TAGS: Coronavirus Greece comes under tougher lockdown restrictions on Friday, a day after the country’s health authorities reported its worst performance since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. The areas Hardalias referred to are Florina (northern Greece), Keratsini (west Piraeus), Drapetsona (west Piraeus), Peristeri (northwestern Athens), Ilion (northwestern Athens), Acharnes (east Attica) and the island of Kalymnos (Dodecanese group, southeastern Aegean). Total infections now stand at 104,227 and there are 603 intubated patients. Health authorities in Greece announced a daily record of 13 deaths from Covid-19, ... Johnson is expected to unveil a three-tier alert system of Covid restrictions for England. The measures, which detail exactly which travelers will require negative Covid tests to enter Greece, will be in effect from September 18th until the 30th. He called for residents to show caution and follow all health and safety measures. Greece is also cutting down the quarantine period for those traveling into the country from 10 days to just three days. Greek Civil Protection Deputy Minister Nikos Hardalias on Tuesday announced the extension of strict lockdown restrictions on two municipalities in West Attica until January 6, 2021, to curb the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19). If you are travelling to areas with a local COVID-19 transmission, you should bear in mind the following: - Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently with soap and water or use a disinfectant, especially after coughing or … The measure also applies to Greek citizens, holders of permanent residency in Greece, and other essential travelers. The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) on Tuesday announced that Greece is extending all announced travel restrictions until Sunday, October 25, as part of the Greek government’s efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country. All flights between Greece and Turkey, as well as Catalonia in Spain have been banned, while anyone arriving from Albania and North Macedonia will only be allowed to enter the country through Athens International Airport. A ban on arrivals from non-EU countries is still in place with the exception of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and Uruguay. Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has extended a series of travel restrictions “aiming to protect passengers and citizens from the Covid-19 pandemic,” as noted in a … On the other hand, Hardalias said that experts unanimously approved for strict restrictions to be lifted from the Municipality of Mandra-Idilia, also in West Attica, as it was showing improvement. For more details, you can see "our data policy". By. Hardalias stressed that a total of eight areas in Greece were raising concern among experts due to a rise in cases. An unbelievable and yet… a stereotypical Greek incident happened today during checks in the center of Athens when traffic police stopped a woman to find out if there was a reason for her movement despite COVID-19 lockdowns. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Saturday announced that most of the country will resume a coronavirus lockdown starting Tuesday, including closing restaurants, bars, cafes, movie theaters and gyms, AP reports. Additional lockdown restrictions include a stricter curfew (non-essential movement is banned from 6pm until 5am) while all retail stores remain closed, including those operating with the click-away method (phone or online orders). That’s why we’re going to breakdown the COVID-19 entry requirements for Greece right now! Greek health authorities on Tuesday announced 1,047 new coronavirus cases and 58 deaths. Greek Civil Protection Deputy Minister Nikos Hardalias on Tuesday announced the extension of strict lockdown restrictions on two municipalities in West Attica until January 6, 2021, to curb the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19).. In the context of the anti-Covid-19 measures of the Government of the Hellenic Republic, domestic flights across Greece are currently subject to restrictions. Travel may increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Swathes of northern Greece are now classed as "increased risk" for coronavirus transmission under a new tier system outlining a range of restrictions. Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Athens, Greece, November 3, 2020 Location: Greece Event: Expanded COVID-Related Restrictions Beginning November 3, 2020 On November 2, Greek authorities announced an expansion of both countrywide and region-specific restrictions to combat the spread of COVID-19 beginning Tuesday, November 3. Tasos Kokkinidis - Oct 22, 2020. Moreover, the deputy minister informed that strict restrictions will be imposed on the village of Gelli of the municipality of Amyntaio in Florina, northern Greece, as of December 30 and for 10 days, due to its sudden heavy epidemiological burden. Greek authorities have confirmed COVID-19 within its borders. The Department of State has issued a Travel Advisory Level 3 for Greece advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel to Greece due to COVID-19. Meanwhile, Greek authorities on Sunday recorded 98 deaths bringing the country's total fatalities to 2,321. Greece extended its restrictions on domestic and international travelers, the Civil Aviation Authority announced on Monday in an aim to prevent further spread of COVID-19. Credit: Greek … Greek Civil Protection Deputy Minister Nikos Hardalias on Tuesday announced the extension of strict lockdown restrictions on two municipalities in West Attica until January 6, 2021, to curb the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19). Additional lockdown measures on the northern Greece municipalities of Kozani, Eordea and Voio (of the regional unit of Kozani) have also been extended until January 6. US and Canadian citizens are also included in the ban list. Shortly before a surge in infections prompted Greece to impose a second coronavirus lockdown in early November, chemists at a wastewater treatment plant … The extension of restrictions specifically concern the municipalities of Aspropyrgos and Elefsina, due to their heavy epidemiological burden. You will also need proof of a negative COVID PCR test, conducted within 72 hours of your arrival into Greece, whether arriving by air, land or sea into Greece. The restrictions will be extended until Dec. 7 for domestic flights and until Dec. 14 … Beginning July 1, 2020, the Greek government has determined how the country will welcome travellers, carry out the necessary diagnostic screening and keep everyone safe throughout the season. Greek authorities on Friday announced a limited easing of the country’s Covid-19 lockdown restrictions for the Christmas and new year holidays.. Government Spokesperson Stelios Petsas announced the following: – Retailers, from Sunday, December 13, until Thursday, January 7, 2021, will be allowed to operate only under the so-called “click-away” method to accept orders by consumers … A Greek court recently cleared a bishop, Nektarios of Corfu, of violating Covid-19 health restrictions even though he urged worshipers to defy the spring lockdown and … As announced on Wednesday, arrivals from Hungary will only be allowed into the country with a negative Covid test … We use cookies in a limited and restricted manner for specific purposes. The measures put in place in Greece are among the most proactive and strictest in Europe and have been credited internationally for having slowed the spread of the disease and having kept the number of deaths among the lowest in Europe. Greek authorities have reimposed a lockdown … New restrictions have been introduced in Greece, France and Italy in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus as countries across Europe grapple with a rising second wave of winter infections. If you are planning on visiting Athens via the Athens International Airport, please make sure to read more detailed information on COVID-19, restrictions and measures on their official page. On 4 April these restrictions were extended until 27 April and on 23 April they were extended until 4 May. You can also find out about the official protocols regarding arrivals and departures in Greece - and how to obtain them - here . The Greek government has released an interactive color-coded map of Greece at covid19.gov.gr containing information regarding Covid-19 and the different measures put in place in order to limit the spread of the virus. Greece Extends Strict Covid-19 Lockdown Restrictions for Elefsina, Aspropyrgos, Mayor: Athens Aiming to Attract Innovators, Investors, Kalymnos Goes into Hard Covid-19 Lockdown. Officials, however, approved the lifting of the strict restrictions imposed on the nearby municipalities of Servion and Velventou. PM Mitsotakis briefs President Sakellaropoulou on Thursday. People arriving in the UK from mainland Greece will need to self-isolate for two weeks from 04:00 on Saturday, the transport secretary has said. Read the editorial guidelines here. Greece will extend some of the current nationwide lockdown restrictions to Jan. 7, 2021, in order to control the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, it … The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic is upending most aspects of life in the EU — including travel plans.. Several governments, including France, Germany, Belgium and the United Kingdom have brought in major new local restrictions as infection rates soar. It is the second shutdown this year after a sudden surge in infections this week. Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced Saturday that the country is going to enter a second lockdown while Greece plans to ... and 1,661 COVID-related deaths. Slight exceptions will be allowed on domestic flights for passengers traveling for health, family or work related reasons, in addition to passengers returning to their main residence area. Greece has ordered a three-week nationwide lockdown to help contain a dramatic resurgence of COVID-19 infections. Greek authorities on Friday tightened restrictions to stem the spread of the coronavirus in the greater Athens area, saying the pandemic was showing "steadily rising trends". Greece extended its restrictions on domestic and international travelers, the Civil Aviation Authority announced on Monday in an aim to prevent further spread of COVID-19. Greece is currently under lockdown and any movement of the house must first be registered with an SMS to 13033. Coronavirus: Greece extends travel ban on UK visitors for two weeks. Call center: +30 210 324 7511. The tough new measures come after coronavirus prevalence slowly rose throughout the country during October, despite Greece faring well compared to the rest of Europe after Athens brought in a swift national lockdown early on. British holidaymakers will have to wait until 15 July, unless restrictions are extended further. This article was updated November 20. If you must travel: Before you travel, get tested with a viral test 1–3 days before your trip. Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Guest posts are welcome. Athens GR 10557 Greece Extends Coronavirus Measures, New Flight Restrictions. 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