Covid-19 safety in Paros / Greece

Dear guests, we care for your safety and concerns for travelling to Paros Greece, therefore in this page that we provide the most recent information for travel restrictions in Greece regarding Covid-19 and on also on travel prevention advice.

COVID-19
COVID-19 disease is caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV2. The main symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or a high temperature; symptoms range from mild to life-threatening. Older people and those with underlying health problems are more likely to develop severe disease. SARS-CoV2 may have originated from an unknown animal source but is mainly transmitted from human to human by respiratory droplets and direct or indirect contact with infected secretions.
COVID-19 has been reported in Greece.  In this link you can find official information:  COVID-19 IN GREECE, MAY
Paros has had  none Covid-19  cases until now and the Municipality as well as the Region of Cyclades are working on many measures for the security of tourists that will soon be announced and posted here.

We will take all necessary actions in our hotel to make sure your safety comes first but please also take note of all prevention measures listed below  for your and our safety.

Your Prevention
All travellers should:

To reduce the risk of passing coronavirus to others, anyone with respiratory symptoms should:

Should a mask be worn (generally not recommended outside of a clinical setting), all the recommended precautions in order to minimise the risk of transmission should still be used.

Below the link of travel restrictions, flight operations and screening in Greece.

​TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS, FLIGHT OPERATIONS AND SCREENING

Commerical flights, ferry services are limited/suspended. Until 31/05/2020
An entry ban for non-EU citizens remains in place with the exception of necessary travel authorised by Greek consular offices.
Exceptions apply for: Health workers; those with a long-term visa in a European and Schengen country; those who have obtained a travel permit from a Greek consulate; government, diplomatic, military and humanitarian staff; and aircraft crews will be allowed to enter Greece.
Until 14/06/2020

 

The wearing of masks is now mandatory in public transit, taxis, elevators and healthcare facilities. The state also strongly recommends the use of a mask in all areas but it is not mandatory.
The violation of restrictions is punishable by fines of between 150 and 5000 Euros.
Until further notice

Most travellers are subject to a 14 day quarantine upon arrival in the country.
The following categories of travellers are excluded: passengers on transit flights, flight crews, state flights, medical and humanitarian flights, military flights, cargo flights and Frontex flight passengers.
Until further notice

Only local residents are allowed to board ferries to the islands. Ships carrying essential provisions are exempt from the ban. Until 25/05/2020

International restrictions:

 Most travellers are subject to a 14 day quarantine upon arrival in the country.
The following categories of travellers are excluded: passengers on transit flights, flight crews, state flights, medical and humanitarian flights, military flights, cargo flights and Frontex flight passengers.
Commercial flights to/from Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK and Turkey are suspended until 31 May.
Borders and ferry services with Albania, Italy and North Macedonia are closed until 15 June with the exception of trade and persons of Greek nationality or those resident in Greece.
Greece has prohibited the docking of cruise ships and international sailboats in Greek ports.
Flights to/from Germany from Athens International Airport (ATH) will continue to run.
Cargo, humanitarian and repatriation flights are also exempt from the measure.
From 1 June, travel to Bulgaria and Serbia for business, family and humanitarian reasons is allowed for all Greek travellers without the need to quarantine.
An entry ban for non-EU citizens remains in place (see related Schengen area alert), with the exception of necessary travel authorised by Greek consular offices, at least until 14 June.
Exceptions apply for: Health workers; those with a long-term visa in a European and Schengen country; those who have obtained a travel permit from a Greek consulate; government, diplomatic, military and humanitarian staff; and aircraft crews will be allowed to enter Greece.
Internal restrictions: The wearing of masks is now mandatory in public transit, taxis, elevators and healthcare facilities.
The state also strongly recommends the use of a mask in all areas but it is not mandatory.
The violation of restrictions is punishable by fines of between 150 and 5000 Euros.
Only local residents are allowed to board ferries to the islands.
Ships carrying essential provisions are exempt from the ban.
Pleasure boats out at sea must dock permanently.
These restrictions are expected to be lifted in mid-June.
Restrictions on migrant and refugee camps extended until 21 May.
Aegean islands/Lesbos island: Additional restrictions remain in place until further notice in migrants’ camps on the Greek islands.
No volunteers are allowed in the camps, and school classes for migrant children have been suspended.
Entry will be allowed only to staff and there will be a compulsory temperature check for new arrivals.
For regular updates, the ministry will post updates and instructions for/to the five island camps’ residents twice a day in Arabic, English, Farsi, French and Greek.
Migrant camps in Ritsona and Malakasa have been placed under full sanitary isolation.
No one is allowed to leave or enter the camp.
Additional security forces have been deployed.
Relaxation of restrictions No more restrictions for travel within the country.
Mosques and churches are now allowed to resume services.
Travel by ferry to all other islands will resume on 25 May.
Cafes and restaurants are due to open between 25 May and 1 June; Hotels that operate year round from 1 June.
Entertainment and sports venues (cinemas, theatres, entertainment centres, gyms, etc.
) should be allowed to reopen in early June.
Social distancing should be respected and capacity will be at 60 % max.
In mid-June, touristic seasonal accommodation will reopen and ferries will be at almost 100% capacity.
From 1 June there will be no more mandatory COVID-19 test nor 14 day quarantine.