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What a COVID Christmas looks like in Nafpaktos

What a COVID Christmas looks like in Nafpaktos

Christmas may be different for 2020, but spirits are still running high in Nafpaktos and all around Greece.

The town glitters with Christmas lights and looks like a fairytale. *See the images published by Npress.

What a COVID Christmas looks like in Nafpaktos

What a COVID Christmas looks like in Nafpaktos

What a COVID Christmas looks like in Nafpaktos

Nafpaktos

Nafpaktos (Greek: Ναύπακτος), known as Lepanto during part of its history, is a town and a former municipality in Aetolia Akarnania, West Greece, Greece, situated on a bay on the north coast of the Gulf of Corinth, 3 km west of the mouth of the river Mornos.

Covid-19 Christmas rules in Greece: What’s allowed during the festive season?
  • No more than nine people (from two households) should gather in the same house, in order to avoid overcrowding.
  • The nationwide night curfew from 10pm-5am will continue to apply until. There will be no exception on Christmas or New Year’s. Exceptions: people who need to leave the house for work, health reasons or a short walk with a pet. They will have to send an SMS to 13033, or have a document from their employer.
  • Police will carry out strict and constant checks throughout the country. Those caught violating curfew will face strict fines.
  • The Kalanda (children singing Christmas carols) is banned this year.
  • Churches will be open to the faithful on Christmas Day, New Year and Epiphany on January 6, with limits on the number of people allowed inside. There will be a limit of 25 people allowed in churches and up to 50 people in metropolitan cathedrals.
  • For movement on Christmas Day or New Year, citizens must send an SMS for option 6 to the five-digit mobile phone service 13033.
  • Travel between prefectures (domestic travel) in Greece remains prohibited. It is is allowed only for returning to permanent residence, family reunification, business reasons and health reasons.

Greek Civil Protection Deputy Minister Nikos Hardalias highlighted that the government’s measures may be tightened for the New Year’s holiday (on the eve and day) if citizens do not abide by the rules during Christmas.

*Read More: 100-year-old Leventissa Yiayia steals hearts as she dances an amazing Tsamiko in Nafpaktos (VIDEO)