The Greek Civil Aviation Authority yesterday announced a decision to extend all travel restrictions to Greece until October 25. So, if any of you are going to Greece in the near future, you should remember not only to fill in the PLF form, but also to perform the COVID-19 test. From October 3, people traveling from Poland to Greece are admitted only if they have a negative test result, no later than 72 hours before crossing the Greek border.
A few days ago, the Greeks unveiled a new COVID-19 spread risk assessment map available on the official website of the Ministry of Digital Management. The whole country is divided into 4 levels, which are related to the degree of risk of spreading the virus. The degree of risk is assigned on the basis of several criteria such as the number of new cases daily per 100,000 people, the trend of epidemiological variables, the degree of availability of healthcare.
Depending on the level of qualification of a given region, various restrictions apply to the functioning of individual regions. The map is to be updated every 14 days in cooperation with Greek infectious disease specialists, or more often if the epidemiological situation requires immediate intervention. This map is available at the link below. After clicking on a given region, information about the level is currently assigned to this administrative unit and what are the limitations in the functioning of various institutions, stores, etc.
The levels are marked with the following colors for your convenience: Level 1: green (low risk), Level 2: yellow (medium risk), Level 3: orange (high risk), and Level 4: red (very high risk).
The wearing of masks and the application of social distancing measures are obligatory for all regional units of Greece, regardless of the level of threat. Masks are mandatory for everyone in confined public (including workplaces) and private spaces, as well as in crowded outdoor spaces. Conversely, if the regional unit is in the highest red level, the masks will become mandatory in all external areas.
Currently, however, no regional unit is qualified to the highest red level. Greece's 27 regional units are on the green level, 25 on the yellow level and 22 on the orange level.
UPDATE [10/15/2020] - Kozani regional unit was qualified to the red zone on October 16, 2020. Residents of this zone have a 14-day ban on leaving the borders of the Kozani region.
Greece in zones - state on October 15, 2020
In Crete, the Heraklion region is in the orange (i.e. third) level, the remaining regions of the island (Chania, Rethymno, Lassithi) are in the green (first) zone.
The table below describes the most important limitations depending on the level.