International travellers arriving in Greece to face reduced 3-day quarantine

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Overseas travellers seeking to arrive in Greece for Christmas will be faced with a reduced quarantine period from the previously established 10 days to a newly introduced 3-day period.

According to government spokesman Stelios Petsas, the government decided to reduce the number of days in quarantine after a strong reaction from Greeks who had already booked their flight to return to Greece during the Christmas period.

“Compulsory preventive quarantine for those traveling from abroad to Greece and entering the country from December 18, 2020 to January 7, 2021 is limited to 3 days,” Stelios Petsas said on Friday.

ΣΤΕΦΑΝΟΥ ΣΤΕΛΙΟΣ. Photo: INTIME NEWS

Petsas added that everyone must “show restraint and respect for common rules to limit the spread of the virus and prevent a third wave.” 

The quarantine is an additional measure to the Passenger Location Form (PLF) and the negative molecular Covid-19 test carried out 72 hours before arrival.

Greece recorded 102 COVID-19 deaths on Friday, bringing the total death tally to 3,472.

The National Organization for Public Health (EODY) said it registered 1,395 new cases of coronavirus. The total number now stands at 122,648.

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