Government ‘rescues’ 100 Greeks in repatriation effort

Morocco and Athens

Morocco and Athens

Greece’s Foreign Ministry announced the repatriation of one hundred Greek nationals on Wednesday from Marrakesh, on an Aegean Airlines flight that left Morocco for Athens at 18:40 (Morocco time).

The repatriation of the Greek nationals was made possible after Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and his Moroccan counterpart Nasser Bourita spoke on the phone on Tuesday.

Ministry Notice for Greek citizens abroad

Due to the effects of the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) on the movement of Greek citizens abroad, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs states the following:

  • Avoid travel to countries where there are large numbers of coronavirus cases, as new measures that include bans on entry and exit of foreign nationals are constantly being implemented.
  • If you are already abroad:
    • Stay informed via the relevant postings on the websites of Greek Missions abroad, regarding the measures being implemented in third countries to limit the spread of the coronavirus. In case of emergency, call the emergency contact numbers of the Greek Missions and the Foreign Ministry’s Crisis Management Unit.
    • We also recommend that you stay in contact with the local Greek diplomatic and consular authorities, so as to facilitate all possible assistance with any issues you may face.
  • By decision of the Greek Government, restriction to travel to and from: Albania, Italy, North Macedonia and Spain has been applied.

You may also contact the Cryptographic Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Call Centre / Cryptographic Service: +302103681000 / 1259 / 1730

Crisis Management Unit: [email protected]

More information on the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) can be found here.

Ministry notice for Non-EU nationals 

The Greek Government has announced that from 18.3.2020 and up to 06.00 am 18.4.2020, citizens of non-EU countries may not enter Greece, omitting strictly exceptional reasons related to emergency work or family.

Persons who are currently visiting Greece from abroad for holidays are urged to restrict their movements in the country, while those who have placed themselves in voluntary quarantine may leave the country before the expiry of the 14-day period.

Greek and EU citizens may enter the country. Be advised that a 14-day voluntary quarantine starting from the moment of entry to the country applies. Those who violate this obligation will face administrative fines.