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Greece opens from today

Greece’s Civil Defence and Deputy Minister for Crisis Management, Nikos Hardalias said that Monday 25 May is a big day as the government rolls out the fourth stage of lifting restrictions. Schools,…


New rules for ferry travel & yachts in Greece

A series of measures for the safe operation of coastal shipping vessels and pleasure boats/private yachts when traveling in Greece, during the post-Covid-19 period, were announced by the Greek Maritime Ministry on…


Travel restrictions to Crete will be lifted from May 18

Travel between prefectures and to Crete will be allowed as of May 18, Civil Protection Deputy Minister for Crisis Management Nikos Hardalias announced, adding that travel to islands is under consideration. Hardalias…

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Know the new rules for ferry travel in Greece

A protocol of 21 pages containing safety rules and standards for the seamless operation of coastal shipping vessels in Greece after the gradual lifting of the measures taken to curb the Covid-19…

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ZERO illegal migrant arrivals on Greek islands

The average daily arrivals on the Greek islands for last week and the week of 13 – 19 April was zero, according to the latest report from the Office of the United…

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Greek islands under coronavirus lock down

Only permanent residents can travel to and from the Greek islands  after people of many other nationalities including Italian, have sought to flee coronavirus outbreaks by travelling to the islands. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis says the smaller the island, the more difficult, if not impossible, it will be to treat the sick.

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5,000 migrants on Greek islands offered return to their countries

Greece’s Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarachi on Thursday announced the creation of a temporary mechanism for the voluntary return of 5,000 migrants from the Greek islands to their countries of origin.…


The Migration crisis: Weekly snapshot (10 – 16 February 2020)

Greece’s Government announced this week that it is holding off plans to build new closed migrant detention camps on the Greek islands, to allow for negotiations with local authorities who strongly oppose…