Sunday , August 1 2021

Zakynthos:- New measures against the spread of covid-19 extended. Mask mandatory everywhere.

Nikos Hardalias during today’s briefing on the coronavirus announced the extension of specific measures to limit the disease for another 14 days. (29/08 – 11/09).

Specifically: Measures for keeping distances are extended. The mandatory use of a mask is extended for 14 days, except for dining areas, etc. Measures for beaches, churches, the suspension of festivals and events where people are standing are extended for 14 days The suspension of visits to nursing homes and care units for the elderly is extended Measures for keeping distance in KYT are extended.

The validity of the conditions for entry from the land border is extended. As Nikos Hardalias informed, taking into account the epidemiological data of the last days, from Saturday morning at 06:00, extraordinary measures are imposed in Lesvos and Zakynthos.



  • Suspension of any kind of event, such as parties, trade fairs, processions, public markets, etc.
  • Prohibition of any kind of gathering of citizens over 9 people for any reason, both in public and in private.
  • The dining areas allow a maximum number of people at each table up to 4 people, unless they are first-degree relatives where up to 6 people are allowed.
  • It is mandatory to use a mask everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. (Fines of 150euros or more will apply)

As far as travel instructions are concerned, special measures for entry into the country of permanent residents of Israel are still in force, while increased checks will be made on travellers from Sweden, Belgium, Romania, Malta, Albania, Northern Macedonia, Spain.

On the other hand, the negative coronavirus test is no longer valid for those coming from the Netherlands.

At the same time, the special regime is extended for 14 days in Paros, Antiparos, Peripheral Unit of Halkidiki and Chania.

While, finally, in the epidemiologically burdened areas, the Regional Unit of Imathia is added and the following measures are imposed: Prohibition of the operation of restaurants and entertainment places from midnight until 7 in the morning. A maximum of 50 people for all public and social events and gatherings, except those to which special rules apply, such as in restaurants, theaters, cinemas. Finally, the measures in the P.E. are extended for another 14 days. Crete, Thessaloniki, Attica, Larissa, Karditsa, Pieria and in the Municipalities of Volos, Rhodes, Kos. “Our decisions are based on epidemiological data. We do not discriminate for any area “, Nikos Hardalias underlined characteristically.


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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