New emergency measures announced

16 Mar 2020 / Greece

No cruise ships may call at Greek ports, with immediate effect, as part of new emergency measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus announced by the government yesterday (15 March).

Further, sailboats and motor yachts coming from Italy and Albania are not allowed to approach Greek ports until 15 April.

The country is also suspending ferry services connecting with Italy, shutting its borders with Albania and North Macedonia, and suspending air links with Spain, ferry services with Italy in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The new emergency measures introduced also include:

  • The suspension of road, sea and air links with Albania and North Macedonia, with the exception of trade and persons of Greek nationality or those resident in Greece.
  • The suspension of ferry services to and from Italy. The transport of goods continues.
  • The suspension of air links to Spain.
  • Fines of up to 5,000 euros for those who violate the measures announced.

The Government had already closed schools, shopping malls, entertainment venues, sporting facilities, beauty salons and bars, cafeterias and restaurants (except for delivery and take-away). People are being urged to exercise social distancing and stay at home.

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