Crush and pandemonium in the port of Piraeus: vacationers massively rushed to the islands

Here comes the first summer when measures to combat the pandemic were practically canceled. Taking advantage of this, all those who were supposed to leave hurried to Piraeus to get away from the stuffy metropolis, “to nature.” In the port of Piraeus today, on Saturday, July 16, literally “there was nowhere for the apple to […]

Greece-Turkey ferry service resumes

The Greek authorities have announced the resumption of the ferry service of the Greek islands located in the northern part of the Aegean Sea with Turkish ports. It is reported that the first such route will be launched on March 23 from the island of Chios to Chesma. From Mytilini (Lesvos) to Ayvalik, the first […]

2,500 tourists on the weekend are not allowed to travel due to lack of Covid documents

Shipping Minister Yannis Plakiotakis said on Monday that around 2,500 travelers have been banned from boarding ferries departing to the Greek islands due to a lack of necessary documents introduced as part of coronavirus security measures to board passenger ships. The minister said nothing about whether travelers were allowed to board ships and return from […]

Greece extends restrictions on air passengers

On Tuesday, the Greek Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) extended the air travel directives (notams) for travelers arriving in the country from abroad, as well as for passengers on domestic flights to the Greek Islands. The directives have been expanded to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The directive has been extended until Monday, June […]

Ferry passengers must complete a health declaration

Greece’s shipping minister announced on Wednesday that passengers on ferries and ships must complete a health declaration form, whether they have a Covid-19 vaccination certificate, a negative rapid test result, or a negative PCR result. In an interview with state-run ERT TV, Shipping Minister Yannis Plakiotakis said the measure would ensure a smoother and faster […]

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