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Greece strikes, other potential disruptions & Bank Holidays

Postby paulh » Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:38 pm

Please keep this as factual as you can and if possible quote sources.
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Postby Carolina » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:27 am

This post is to be an up to date "summary calendar" of up to roughly the 2/3 weeks ahead with historical dates deleted as we move on. Posts below this give the detailed data and sources. Note that those posts below are new and may well be edited and added to as circumstances change or to keep them up to date.
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M... 09/03/2020
T.... 10/03/2020
W... 11/03/2020 Greek schools, nurseries, frontistiria & universities close for 14 days to stem coronavirus spread
T.... 12/03/2020 Theatres, cinemas, galleries, gyms and nightclubs on Crete close until the end of March.
F.... 13/03/2020
S.... 14/03/2020 All Greece museums and Archaeological sites close until the end of March. Bars, cafes, tavernas close.
S.... 15/03/2020 All tourist accommodation to remain closed until 30th April
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M... 16/03/2020 COMPULSORY 14 DAY Self - Isolation for anyone arriving in Greece from abroad, including from UK and regardless of nationality.
T.... 17/03/2020
W... 18/03/2020 Most shops, except food and some services, to close. See post below for list.
T.... 19/03/2020
F.... 20/03/2020
S.... 21/03/2020 [*]All non resident foreign national banned from entry into Greece (flights). All non residents (Greeks or non- Greeks) banned from travelling to the islands on ferries.
S.... 22/03/2020 ALL Hotels close except for one in each prefecture (3 in Athens).

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M... 23/03/2020 Lockdown in Greece - see post below
T.... 24/03/2020 Suspension of ALL commercial flights between UK and Greece and vice versa.
W... 25/03/2020 Greek Independence Day - Bank Holiday No miltary or school parades will be held.
T.... 26/03/2020
F.... 27/03/2020
S.... 28/03/2020
S.... 29/03/2020
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M... 30/03/2020
T.... 31/03/2020 Greece announces ban on swimming, fishing, watersports. Retroactive to (clarification of) 23 March lockdown.
W... 01/04/2020
T.... 02/04/2020
F.... 03/04/2020
S.... 04/04/2020
S.... 05/04/2020
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M... 06/04/2020
T.... 07/04/2020
W... 08/04/2020
T.... 09/04/2020
F.... 10/04/2020
S.... 11/04/2020
S.... 12/04/2020

I delete posts below which have gone past their action date and which are effectively dead news.
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Re: Greece strikes, other potential disruptions & Bank Holidays

Postby Carolina » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:23 pm

All schools, frontistiria, nurseries and Universities in Greece & the islands will CLOSE from tomorrow, 11th March, for 14 days as the Greek Govt reacts to coronavirus. Greece now has 89 cases, 5 new today, but none yet reported in Crete.

https://flashnews.gr/post/418931/korono ... thn-ellada

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Re: Greece strikes, other potential disruptions & Bank Holidays

Postby Carolina » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:18 pm

Coronavirus

Theatres, cinemas, art galleries and clubs in Crete have closed until (at least) the end of March.

All Greece's Museums and Archaeological sites will close from tomorrow until 30th MArch.
https://flashnews.gr/post/419254/korwno ... s-toy-mhna

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Re: Greece strikes, other potential disruptions & Bank Holidays

Postby Carolina » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:54 pm

All coffee shops (anywhere with seats), bars, tavernas and shops to close.

Open: supermarkets, food shops, high street shops, pharmacies and fast food delivery / take aways.

https://flashnews.gr/post/419302/kleino ... a-estiashs

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Re: Greece strikes, other potential disruptions & Bank Holidays

Postby Carolina » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:12 pm

Greece orders closure of all seasonal tourist accommodation, until 30th April 2020.

http://www.haniotika-nea.gr/kleinoyn-ka ... -ti-chora/

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Re: Greece strikes, other potential disruptions & Bank Holidays

Postby Carolina » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:17 pm

More shops & high street shops to close from Wednesday 18th March.

More shops to remain closed in Greece & the islands from Wednesday 18th March.
via Keep Talking Greece

EXEMPTIONS from closing are: -

Supermarkets* – expanded working hours 7am-10pm, also on Sundays (for deliveries). (Crete??!)

Pharmacies

Fuel stations

Banks

Post Office

Bakeries

Shops linked to food supplies such as Butcher’s, Groceries etc

Mini Markets & Kiosks (Periptera)

Pet shops

Food delivery

Courier companies to facilitate e-shopping

Repair shops for vehicles

Shops for repairs such as Mobile Phones
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OTHER:
Doctors and Vets are open.
Dentists closed except for emergency treatment.
Opticians decided to close but will be available for emergencies (call their shops).
Tradesmen - plumbers, electricans - some are working eg. for emergencies.

*Controlled entrance of customers in supermarkets as of March 16.

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Re: Greece strikes, other potential disruptions & Bank Holidays

Postby Carolina » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:37 pm

14 day Compulsory Quarantine for those coming into Greece from abroad

Greece will put all incoming travellers on a two-week quarantine to limit the spread of the coronavirus, a government official said on Monday (March 16).

"Any who enters Greece will be placed under obligatory (quarantine) for 14 days," acting government spokesman Aristotelia Peloni told reporters, saying the measure will be applied "regardless of nationality".

Those who do not abide by the regulations will face fines.

NOTE: this is currently self isolation.

https://www.straitstimes.com/world/euro ... quarantine

Until Greece closes the borders/ flights and FCO issues a proper travel warning for Greece ...
PLEASE TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND PART TIME NEIGHBOURS that Greece is basically CLOSED and in LOCKDOWN and not to travel - except if returning here to their 'home' or for long stays.

(Tim I was typing and referencing as you posted)

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Re: Greece strikes, other potential disruptions & Bank Holidays

Postby Carolina » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:24 am

All foreign nationals except for residents banned from entering/flying into Greece.

ALL hotels now closed, except for one in each Prefecture (3 in Athens & 3 in Thessaloniki).

In Crete, the followign are the only hotels which will remain open:
Chania: Irene Hotel
Heraklion: Lato Boutique Hotel
Rethymnon: Elina Hotel
Lassithi: Not mentioned - two hotels are interested in remaining open and decision will be made shortly

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Re: Greece strikes, other potential disruptions & Bank Holidays

Postby Carolina » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:37 am

Greece has decided to impose a total LOCKDOWN and restrict the movement of citizens in order to contain the spread of coronavirus.

The measure goes into effect as of 6:00 a.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Restrictions to movement of citizens will be strictly enforced and permissions needed.

People can still go out in order to cover basic needs such as going to work, purchase food and medicine, visit doctors and hospitals, accompany another person to the doctor, while dog walking and personal excercise are also permitted.

You must carry Passport or ID card at all times and must have a permission form or text. FIne is 150 euros for each violation.

See here for obtaining permission information: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=12292

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Re: Greece strikes, other potential disruptions & Bank Holidays

Postby Carolina » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:38 pm

On 23 March, the Greek authorities announced the suspension of direct commercial flights between the UK and Greece (in both directions) with effect from midnight local time on 23 March. This suspension will be in place until 3pm local time on 15 April. At present, it is possible to travel indirectly between Greece and the UK (and vice versa). You should by contacting the airlines or travel operators directly for more information. Please contact the British Embassy in Athens if you need assistance.
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advic ... oronavirus?


NOTE: Only those who hold residency cards will be allowed into Greece (suggested by the British Embassy to travel indirectly, but with no warning of residency requirements. They also posted on FB page 'At present, you can still fly indirect, including with KLM, Air France, Eurowings. Info changing regularly – contact airlines direct & stay up-to-date at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/coronavirus)

THe Embassy should be advising of the residency factor, but they are not

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Re: Greece strikes, other potential disruptions & Bank Holidays

Postby Carolina » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:05 pm

Greece bans swimming, fishing and waterports.

The ban is valid until April 21, 2020 or for as long as lockdown measures apply.

The Ministry of Shipping and Islands Policy reportedly sent on Tuesday, March 31, a circular to all port authorities throughout the country informing about the ban that is in effect retrospective since March 23.

https://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2020/ ... atersports

Also here in the Greek press:-
https://flashnews.gr/post/421019/limena ... -anapsyxhs


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