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Coronavirus:- Instructions for travellers coming in to Greece.

A document released by the National Health Organisation (EOΔΥ), dated 13/05/2020 gives not only instructions for travellers but gives information as to which country is of high or low cases levels.

Greece obviously is among the low cases levels worldwide and therefore has started to lift some restrictions. One of those restrictions is allowing workers that normal come here during the summer months to return and of course business people. In Zakynthos alone we have quite a few people who return every year for our summer months. The question is now that you are allowed to return back to our island what must you do when you get here.

This is what the Health ministration has announced.

Chronic diseases such as (cardiovascular disease, diabetes, respiratory diseases) and the risk for the traveller is considered very high. It is recommended that you avoid the trip if it is not absolutely necessary. To date, there is no vaccine.

It is strongly recommended for all people belonging to high risk groups, ie people over 70 years of age or of any age with underlying serious people with immunosuppressant not to travel within Greece nor outside her borders.

If you are travelling, it is recommended:

Wash your hands often with soap and water.

Avoid contact with animals (live or dead), animal markets and products of animal origin (such as uncooked meat).

Avoid contact with patients.

During your trip it is recommended:

Postpone your trip while you have symptoms (fever or other respiratory symptoms such as difficulty breathing, coughing).

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not by hand) when coughing or sneezing.

Avoid contact with other people while you have symptoms (fever or other respiratory symptoms such as difficulty breathing, coughing).


 Upon return from ANY destination, all travellers are required to stay at home for 14 days.

It is recommended to all travellers before and after the trip to be informed by EODY (1135, 210-5212054) about the progression of the disease and the necessary precautions.

It is stressed that as the epidemic progresses, the guidelines may be amended.


About Louise Inzk

Louise is Australian born and has been a Greek citizen since 1991. She has deep cultural ties with the island, often writing about Zakynthian Traditions and Culture. She is also an active member of the Volunteer Group of Zakynthos, Giostra Di Zante and is a member of the women's choir "Rodambelos". Her love of the island and all it offers saw her joining the Zakynthos (Zante) Informer admin team in 2014.

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  1. When will hotels in Tsilivi be open for holidays.

    • Chrissie Parker

      The island is hoping to start receiving international visitors from 01 July this year. However it will be down to many factors, in each individual country, as to whether visitors can fly. For the UK there is currently no confirmed date for people being able to take holidays abroad. You’ll just have to keep listening to Government guidance for news.

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