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Greece Announces Covid-19 Rules for Ski Resorts, Christmas Theme Parks 

Greek health authorities announced a revised set of rules governing the operation of ski resorts and theme parks in efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19 over the holiday season.

More specifically according to the new regulations which went into effect over the weekend: 

– eating areas at ski resort chalets will operate in accordance with the same rules that apply to restaurants and F&B services indoors and outdoors 

– ski resort shops will operate in accordance with the rules that apply to retail operations

– ski resort hostels and hotels will operate in accordance with the rules that apply to accommodation and hospitality enterprises

– masks are mandatory in crowded areas such as ticket offices, waiting areas to board lifts

Photo: Maria Theofanopoulou

Photo: Maria Theofanopoulou

– using ski lifts: 

  • no restrictions for the use of open-air lifts (chairlifts, gondolas, and trams)
  • use of enclosed lifts requires users to wear masks and natural ventilation
  • enclosed lifts without natural ventilation can operate at 50 percent capacity and mandatory mask-wearing by users.

(Lifts can reach 100 percent capacity when used by members of a single family.)

– training at ski centers: masks must be worn in all crowded spaces. Ski equipment rental shops can operate in accordance with the rules that apply to retail however rented ski gear including clothes, masks and helmets must be disinfected before each new use.

Rules for Christmas theme parks

Photo Source: @Technopolis City of Athens

Photo Source: @Technopolis City of Athens

Concerning admission to theme parks, in addition to rules announced earlier this month here, visitors will be allowed entry only if they provide a vaccination certificate or proof of recovery. Also:

– children aged 4-17 must provide a negative self-test result 

– capacity has been set at one person per 5m2 at all times

– entry and exit will be carried out through different points and the park area must be fenced in to ensure entry and exit through designated points

– visitor flows should be one way and staff must be able to continuously monitoring flows

– the use of mask is mandatory in all areas – indoor and outdoor

– free masks should be available for all guests and antiseptic lotions at all points of interest and play

– visitors should be reminded via loud speakers to adhere to health and hygiene measures. 

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Chicago-born and raised, Maria Paravantes has over two decades of journalistic experience covering tourism and travel, gastronomy, arts, music and culture, economy and finance, politics, health and social issues for international press and media. She has worked for Reuters, The Telegraph, Huffington Post, Billboard Magazine, Time Out Athens, the Athens News, Odyssey Magazine and, among others. She has also served as Special Advisor to Greece’s minister of Foreign Affairs, and to the mayor of Athens on international press and media issues. Maria is currently a reporter, content and features writer for GTP Headlines.
  1. John Zoumboulis Reply

    One might ask, are they purposely wrecking the economy? No sane person can make these decisions otherwise.

    • Trina Bradlee Reply

      Why do you say that? I think that the protocols make perfect sense. Is it too horribly cumbersome to ensure people’s health? I’m afraid that otherwise the only option would be to simply keep the ski resorts closed. Why should the protocols at enclosed areas at a ski resort be less rigorous than the protocols that are implemented in other enclosed public areas?

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