The Health Ministry of Greek has announced that it will extend the current restrictions imposed to stop the wave of corona virus infection, for a week, until January 23.
The current measures were announced at the end of December and introduced on January 3, including closing all entertainment venues at midnight and limiting the number of people per table to a maximum of six.
Half of the workers in the government and public sector will have to work from home, and patrons in supermarkets and public transport will have to wear high protection masks (KN95/FFP2) or double masks.
The restrictions expire on January 16 but have been extended until January 23.
According to the Worldometer website, 1,592,460 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Greece since the start of the pandemic, 21.6 thousand lethal. 1.18 million patients have recovered.
Greece has unlocked its airports for travel from the EU, Schengen and several third countries. Domestically, Covid protocols are being moderated again, following a decrease in infection rates.
The country has also opened airports for countries namely: San Marino, Azerbaijan, Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Vatican City, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, United Arab Emirates, USA, United Kingdom, Japan, India, Jordan, Israel, Canada, Qatar, China, Kosovo, Kuwait, Belarus, Lebanon, Montenegro, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Bahrain, Brunei, New Zealand, South Korea, Ukraine, Uruguay, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Oman, Turkey, Chile, Taiwan.
Anyone arriving in Greece must complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) 24 hours before arrival.
Arrivals from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, are allowed to enter by providing a compelling reason. They will have to quarantine for ten days and provide a negative report of PCR test not older than 72 hours.
The Government of Greek has ordered strict rules and regulations to be followed universally. As per the new recommendations, the government has also made arrangements for medical and financial solutions.