Greece has announced that it will extend restrictions on domestic flights until April 12, while restrictions on international flights will remain in force until April 19. This announcement came after an increase in the number of new COVID-19 variants worldwide. According to the restrictions, all those flying to Greece must have a negative PCR test report, which they passed 72 hours before arrival, and will also have to pass a random test for COVID-19.
All foreign travelers are reported to be quarantined for seven days. It is reported that Israeli travelers who have been fully vaccinated at least two weeks before the trip will not need to undergo quarantine, according to a bilateral agreement between the countries on tourism.
Most flights from non-EU countries were also banned, with the exception of only 10 countries, including the United Kingdom. As for domestic flights, only important trips are allowed. In addition, non-industrial shops and restaurants are closed in Greece, while the authorities are trying to develop a plan that will allow small retail stores to reopen, but with restrictions on Monday.
There were 3,080 new infections in Greece on Friday, and more than 273,000 cases and more than 8,000 deaths have been reported since the start of the pandemic.