Greece-based Seajets is restarting its routes out of the ports of Piraeus, Lavrio and Heraklion (Crete) to 30 destinations in the Aegean on July 3.
According to the company announcement:
- ‘WorldChampion Jet’ will run daily from the port of Piraeus to Syros, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Ios and Santorini
- ‘Champion Jet 2’ will run daily from Piraeus to Serifos, Sifnos and Milos
- ‘Sifnos Jet’ and ‘Super Jet’ will run daily from Piraeus to Serifos, Sifnos, Milos, Folegandros, Amorgos and Koufonisia.
- Starting at the port of Heraklion, ‘Naxos Jet’ will connect Crete with the Cyclades
The company added that it is adopting a new flexible cancellation policy and is also implementing strict health protocols throughout its fleet, in cooperation with the National Public Health Organization (EODY) and other relevant authorities.
The new itineraries are available on the Seajets website.
As of July 1, Greece will open to tourism following the relaxation of coronavirus-related restrictions. Here is what you need to know!
Over the weekend, Greece launched an information campaign “Enjoy your stay – Stay safe”, urging tourists to be mindful of health rules during their holiday in the country.
The General Secretariat for Civil Protection issued nine directives for the necessary protection measures:
- Use hand antiseptic often
- Wear a mask
- Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly
- Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes
- Dispose your mask and gloves safely in waste bins
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or tissue
- Keep your distance
- Prefer contactless transactions when available
- Avoid using elevators
Greek authorities are hoping to salvage the season and limit some of the losses incurred by the tourism industry while maintaining the positive momentum achieved by the successful management of the first wave of the novel virus.
The messages will be located at all entry points (airports and ports) and will be available in three languages – English, French and German. Flyers will also be distributed to travellers.
In addition, basic rules for travellers on both international and domestic flights require mandatory use of a mask for those entering the airport building, where only holders of a ticket are permitted to enter except in cases where an escort is essential, such as for children or disabled persons.
Protective barriers have been installed at all points where the public is served, while masks must be worn at all times in the airport and on flights except when they are required to be removed for security and identity checks. Changing the mask every four hours is recommended.
Staff will be equipped with PPE and a distance of 1.5 metres from others must be maintained at all times. Surfaces and equipment will be regularly disinfected while antiseptics will be available in airport waiting areas and toilets. Plastic bins used at the security checkpoints will be disinfected between each use.
Passengers are also advised to use web check-in and self-check-in, luggage tag printing, baggage drop off and e-parking where possible.