The Greek government reacted very quickly to protect its people from the virus due to the lack of sophisticated medical response and care in the islands. Ferry connections were stopped except for cargo and essential travel was prohibited, resulting in a very low number of deaths (only 160 to date). Slowly ferry services, domestic flights and a few international flights are being reactivated with reduced capacity and on 31st May we are expecting more news regarding the navigational rules.
The Prime Minister announced this week that tourism will be reactivated from 15th June – hotels will be allowed to open and gradually other tourist services also, with international flights to tourist destinations permitted from 1st July. Health protocols, including testing, will be outlined before the end of the month and we are also hoping for more clarification regarding the maritime industry.