Tag: quarantine

Mykonos added to UK's safe travel list

Mykonos added to UK’s safe travel list

The Greek island of Mykonos, the Canary Islands, the Maldives and Denmark have been added to the UK’s travel corridor list. From 4am on Sunday 25 October, passengers arriving to the UK…

Crete added to the UK's travel corridor list

Crete added to the UK’s travel corridor list

The largest Greek island, Crete, has been added to the UK’s “travel corridor”. This means that any holidaymakers returning to the UK after 4am on Sunday 18th October, won’t need to quarantine.…

Five Greek islands added to England's quarantine-free list

Five Greek islands added to England’s quarantine-free list

Five Greek islands have been added to the England’s quarantine exemption list, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced on Thursday. Arrivals from Lesvos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos and Zakynthos, will no longer have to…

Greece added to Ireland's quarantine list

Greece added to Ireland’s quarantine list

The Irish government has enforced quarantine restrictions for Greece and six other countries. As of Monday 21 September travellers from Estonia, Greenland, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Slovakia and Greece will have to isolate…

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Online dating pandemic-style

Online dating can be nightmarish at the best of times, but what happens in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic?

Foreign diplomats in Greece

Foreign diplomats ‘go Greek’ in isolation

Foreign diplomats in Greece are the latest group to join in the isolation ‘activity bandwagon’ with a string of celebrities and public figures already sharing their wares on the internet. More than…


Greece to lift restrictions in May and June

Greece’s Civil Protection Deputy Minister for Crisis Management, Nikos Hardalias in his televised briefing on Thursday announced the gradual lifting of restrictions from May. Hardalias clarified that although the restriction measures to…

George Zarzonis

A day in the life of Covid-19 lockdown in Thessaloniki (PHOTOS)

“A picture is worth a thousand words” George Zarzonis photographs deserted Thessaloniki during the coronavirus pandemic. 7:30 – Nikis Avenue (central waterfront avenue in Thessaloniki) The city is waking up; its citizens are still sleeping…

Yannis Stournaras

Recession looms as Greek economy set to shrink

The Governor of the Bank of Greece Yannis Stournaras, said on Tuesday that he expectes the country’s GDP to contract by 8.0% under the worst-case scenario. Stournaras made the comments during a…


Stricter quarantine measures for Mykonos and Santorini

The Greek government has imposed stricter quarantine measures for the islands of Mykonos and Santorini, the two most popular islands in the country. From Monday 6th April, the new measures (listed below)…

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Greek islands consider quarantine options for migrants

Greece’s Ministry of Migration and Asylum reported on Monday that Minister Notis Mitarachi met with the mayors of the islands of Mytilini and Chios to review quarantine options for migrants. According to…


German chancellor goes into self-quarantine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone into quarantine, after a doctor who administered a pneumococcal vaccine to her on Friday has tested positive for coronavirus. Merkel was informed about the doctor’s test…

Assaf Tzrouya and Nikos Vertis

Nikos Vertis & Amir release new hit song

Some music relief during quarantine; music is known to help reduce stress, lessen anxiety and promote mood stimulation, something much needed in the world right now. Leading Greek singer of his generation,…

Strict quarantine 14 days all new arrivals 1

Strict quarantine 14 days all new arrivals

The Greek government has decided immediately to shut down commercial stores in addition to schools, cinemas, bars and restaurants, in response to the escalating coronavirus outbreak. It has also announced that people…