Presidential Guard – New Year Carol (VIDEO)

A song by Greece’s Presidential Guard to say goodbye to the “old year” and welcome the “new year”!

new year Greece's presidential guard Christmas 2020.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, children in Greece were not allowed to ring your doorbell and sing festive songs.

Current COVID-19 Rules in Greece – Here’s what you need to know:

  • 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 for 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.
  • Churches will be open to the faithful on 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 the New Year period, 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.

 

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.