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Covid-19: Masks Now Mandatory Outdoors on Greek Ferries

Passengers traveling on Greek ferries will be required by law to wear masks inside and outdoors through to August 18.

Ferries in Greece are Now Allowed to Carry More Passengers

Greek coastal shipping vessels are now allowed to transfer more passengers on their routes in Greece, according to a government decision.

Covid-19: Passenger Capacity Limit to Remain for Greek Ferries

Despite high demand for ferry travel, Greek coastal shipping vessels will continue traveling with less passengers and not add more capacity to its routes.

Minister: Covid-19 Checks Continue on Board Greek Ferries

Greek coast guard officials will continue coronavirus screening on board all ferries during the entire summer period.

Greece Allows More Passengers to Travel on Ferries post-Covid-19

Greek coastal shipping vessels will now be able to transfer more passengers during their routes in Greece, the Maritime Ministry has announced.

Greece Opens Island Travel, Restaurants: Stage 4 of Easing Covid-19 Restrictions

With the reopening of island travel and restaurants, Greece has entered the fourth stage of easing its restrictive Covid-19 measures.

New Rules for Ferry Travel in Greece post-Covid-19

Greece has announced measures for the safe operation of ferries throughout the country during the post-Covid-19 period, to take effect from Monday, May 18.

Covid-19: New Rules for Ferry Travel in Greece

Safety rules and standards for coastal shipping vessels in Greece, to be applied after the temporary Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, were recently made public.

Greece May Take Additional Measures for Ferry, Air Travel

The Greek government may take additional measures to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus in Greece, including rules on ferry travel in the country.

Greek Shipping Minister Tables Broad Draft Bill in Parliament

Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis has tabled a comprehensive draft bill in parliament covering shipping, ports, marine tourism, island policy and safety at sea.

Greek Shipping Ministry Priorities Announced

Shipping, ports, marine tourism, island policy and safety at sea are the top priorities of the Greek Shipping Ministry, according to Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis.

Greece Seeks to Upgrade Coastal Shipping Fleet with Greener Technologies

Greece's government is exploring ways to replace the country’s coastal shipping fleet with hybrid, LNG and electric alternatives, through public-private partnerships.

No Sail for Rafina Ferries Due to Greek Seamen’s Strike 

Greece's Sailor Association (PENEN) announced on Tuesday a series of 24-hour “warning" strikes which will keep ferries docked at the port of Rafina. 

Greece’s Summer Ferry Traffic Gains Momentum

Ferry traffic to the Greek islands has picked up pace by 6.9 percent in peak season (June 1-August 18) compared to the same period last year, according to Shipping and Island Policy ministry data.