The third wave of the coronavirus pandemic has begun in Greece, said the head of the country’s Ministry of Health Vasilis Kikilias on the air of a local TV channel. According to him, the incidence has especially increased in the Attica region, where the capital of the country is located, restrictive measures will be tightened here, writes Greek Travel Pages.
Details about the new rules will be announced a little later, but it is already known that from February 11 in Attica all retail non-food stores will be suspended, including those that work online, educational institutions are switching to remote work.
Hairdressers, beauty salons and bookstores will also be closed, according to media reports. Only supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, pharmacies and gas stations will continue to operate. Food delivery and takeout services are also expected to be operational. The curfew on weekdays will remain from 21.00 to 05.00, and on weekends will be extended from 18.00 to 05.00. You can only move around the streets by receiving permission by sending an SMS message.
“We must protect ourselves from the last attack of the virus until the final victory of vaccination,” said Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis…
As Profi.Travel wrote earlier, the Greek authorities plan to vaccinate most of the population before the start of the holiday season, but, according to experts, this is a utopia: even if 200 thousand people are vaccinated every month, then only 2 million out of 10 will be vaccinated by summer According to the EU, vaccinations will last until the end of the year.
The worsening epidemiological situation in Greece may postpone plans to open the tourist season. Several airlines have recently announced their readiness to start flights to Greece: Aegean Airlines from the end of February, Ellinair from March, Utair from April and Aeroflot from May. Experts hoped that in March there would already be a clear plan for the resumption of full-fledged flights between the two countries, but recent events cast doubt on these hopes.
As a reminder, flights between Moscow and Athens resumed on February 8 (twice a week), but there is still a quota for the number of tourists – no more than 500 per week.
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