The Government of Greece announced today that travelers arriving from various countries, including Spain, They will be required to present a negative PCR test to rule out that they are carriers of the new coronavirus. The measure will take effect on Monday, August 17.
Greece on Sunday registered its highest rate of infections since the start of the pandemic, with more than two hundred positives in 24 hours, to a total of 5,623. In addition, the authorities raised the death toll to 212, one more than on Saturday.
The Greek government has included to Spain on a list that also includes Sweden, the Czech Republic, Belgium and the Netherlands. Thus, the passengers of the planes coming from these countries must carry with them a test carried out in the previous days, up to a maximum of 72 hours.
Those who enter the country through the land border must also present the negative results of a PCR test. This reform also affects Greek citizens, as well as those who have a residence permit in Greece, according to the public channel ERT.
The authorities do not hide their concern about the possible importation of cases and they have also stopped nightlife in tourist enclaves such as Crete, Santorini and Mykonos, where the bars must be closed before midnight.