Athens, Greece/Greek Islands Travel Restrictions and Advice
Greece is one of the most visited countries in the United Kingdom and travelling into the country is permitted even with the pandemic state of Coronavirus. However, Greece government has agreed on certain requirements and principles to limit the spread of the virus and prevent putting visitors, travelers and inhabitants at risk. They include:
- The use of facemasks on public transport (including flights and ferries) is highly mandatory. Furthermore, the use of face masks in other closed spaces is strongly recommended.
- Rule guiding private cars or taxisincludes a maximum of 2 adult passengers per vehicle in addition to the driver. However children in the vehicle do not count to this limit but the use of facemask by every passenger is strongly mandatory.
- Traveling to the Island is permitted but you will need to complete a health questionnaire and hand it over to the ferry operator before boarding. It is also mandatory to wear masks on all ferries and domestic flights heading to the Islands.
- Cruise ships and ferries coming from other countries are banned from landing in Greek Ports but private vessels (sailboats and yachts) must comply with specific requirements of the country before landing.
- Shops, bars and restaurants are open, as well as other institutions like driving schools and private tuition centers. But, relevant public health regulations and social distancing including number of customers per square meter should be applied greatly.
- Universities are closed but schools and nurseries are open
- All hotels are permitted to open in the country, and they should follow all health regulations.
For more enquiries: Visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/coronavirus