19/3/2020 Coronavirus (Covid-19) Useful Info

Due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) spread worldwide and its risk for public health, following the advice given by the World Health Organization and the World Tourism Organization that advise travellers to avoid nonessential travel to areas with local transmission of COVID-19, the Greek government, as well as the Region of Attica have taken further measures for residents and travellers to contain its spread:

  • For the time being Greece has suspended all transport links with non EU countries as well as Spain and Italy till further notice.
  • Seasonal accommodation tourist units in Greece will remain temporarily closed from March 15th 2020 until April 30th 2020.
  • Greece imposes 14-day quarantine to any new arrival from now on, until further notice.
  • The government also decided to implement a ban on all cruise ships and sailboats docking at its ports.
  • Furthermore, mass gatherings have been banned.
  • Museums, archaeological sites, cinemas and shopping centres are on lock down until March 30th 2020 and until further notice.
  • Cafes, restaurants, tavernas, bars, have shut down, besides the ones who offer delivery or take out till further notice.
  • While in Greece, if you notice any symptoms related to COVID-19, please call the National Public Health Organization at 1135.
  • If you reside in Greece and develop fever and/or respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath or cough 14 days after visiting an area with local transmission of COVID-19, it is recommended that you stay indoors and immediately seek medical attention mentioning your recent trip, or contact the National Public Health Organization of Greece (1135, 210-5212054).

Please visit the links below for further info and updates:

World Health Organization:
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

World Tourism Organization:
https://www.unwto.org/tourism-covid-19-coronavirus

National Public Health Organization of Greece:
https://eody.gov.gr/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-travellers/?fbclid=IwAR3AmEvC_3er3DpYp-0AKWYWUxKgj0-QdrarGyn8cn-f5aDCEo8I8LMiiTA
https://eody.gov.gr/neos-koronaios-covid-19/
https://eody.gov.gr/covid-19-guidelines-on-home-isolation-of-suspect-cases/

Greek Ministry of Health:
https://www.moh.gov.gr/articles/health/dieythynsh-dhmosias-ygieinhs/metadotika-kai-mh-metadotika-noshmata/c388-egkyklioi/6652-odhgies-prostasias-apo-anapneystikh-loimwksh-apo-to-neo-koronaio

Civil Protection of Greece:
https://www.civilprotection.gr/el/koronoios-covid-19-hrisimes-odigies

Greek Ministry of Tourism:
http://www.mintour.gov.gr/covid-19

Greek National Tourism Organization:
http://www.visitgreece.gr/en/home/about_covid_19

Region of Attica:
http://www.patt.gov.gr/site/attachments/article/34511/200228_flyer_koronoios.pdf
http://www.patt.gov.gr/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=3&Itemid=31

The Region of Attica advises everyone to put health safety first, and is looking forward to welcoming back all visitors at a later date. So #stayhome #staysafe and Visit Attica later to experience Greece in a Snapshot. Attica is a unique collection of destinations for short break holidays throughout the year.

Till that time arrives, keep visiting our Tourism webpage www.athensattica.com as well as our social media accounts for more travel inspiration.

https://www.facebook.com/AthensAttica
https://www.youtube.com/AthensAttica
https://www.instagram.com/athensattica/
https://gr.pinterest.com/athensattica/