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Greece Reopens With Staged End To Lockdown

Greece reopens as life starts slowly on the road back to normality.

Good news for  Greek tourism,  devastated after Greece sacrificed the only industry it has.


  • Movement permits no longer required as from 4th May
  • Masks must be worn at all times indoors or outdoors from 4th May
  • Use public transport as little as possible
  • Wear a face mask on public transport and in taxis
  • Some schools to re-open on 11th and 18th May. Class sizes limited to 15.
  • Rules for only two passengers per car to remain.
  • Taxis, more than one passenger allowed
  • Ferries & hydrofoils resume 18th May to Evia and Crete.
  • Bars and restaurants to reopen 1st June – now brought forward to 25th May – early morning.
  •  Domestic flights resume 1st June
  • Hotels usually open all year, to re-open June 15th
  • International flights with residents from  twenty countries  will be allowed to enter Greece from June 15:
  • The countries are; Cyprus, Israel, Germany, China, Australia, Japan, Denmark, Austria, Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, Albania, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Norway.
  • Greek Health authorities will  conduct random testing on travelers arriving from abroad
  • Seasonal tourist accommodation re-opens July
  • Fines of 150 Euro remain for not wearing a mask

The easing of restrictions will be reviewed after first two weeks.

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