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Greece Announces Additional Covid-19 Border Measures

Greek National Public Health Organization’s (EODY) crews are conducting COVID-19 tests to travelers at the Promahonas checkpoint. Photo Source: @EODY

Boosting Covid-19 precautions in view of rising arrivals by land, Greek authorities announced on Monday additional measures to take effect this week.

In a press briefing on Monday, Government Spokesman Stelios Petsas announced the following added measures:

Incoming essential movement (travel) starting at midnight on July 22 and through to August 4 will be allowed only through the following border check points in Greece: Kakavia, Krystallopigi, Evzoni, Promachonas, Nymfaio and Kipi,

– Greek citizens, those with with residence permits or Special Expatriate Identity Cards (EDTO) are also required to complete the mandatory Passenger Locator Form (PLF) and declare online any brief movement here,

Seasonal land workers employed in Greece departing the country before August 4, will not be able to return until further notice.

Greek Government Spokesman Stelios Petsas. Photo source: media.gov.gr

Greek Government Spokesman Stelios Petsas

“Greece remains a safe country. We are constantly monitoring developments in Greece and abroad. We have taken and will take all necessary measures based on epidemiological data,” Petsas said.

“We urge all Greek citizens to avoid unnecessary travel to epidemiologically burdened areas, such as those in the Balkans.”

A total of 20,331 people entered Greece last week from Albania, 8,049 came from Bulgaria, 16,558 from Northern Macedonia, and 4,325 from Turkey.

Over the July 1-18 period, eight people were tested positive for Covid-19 in 866 cases at the Kakavia border and another 170 out of a total 19,676 tests at Promachonas.

It should be reminded that the government reinstated weekly televised coronavirus briefings by Civil Protection and Crisis Management, Nikos Hardalias.

Hardalias will be updating on Covid-19 developments every Tuesday.

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