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New Covid-19 Measures for Ferry Travel in Greece

In the wake of increased transmission of Covid-19 in the country due to Omicron, Greece has announced new measures for traveling by ferry on Wednesday. According to the new rules, which apply to ferries on all routes, the unvaccinated must...

Greece to Italy Ferry Route Reopens

As Greece opens its borders to international tourists, various ferry routes between the country and Italy have also been reestablished amidst the coronavirus pandemic. On late Wednesday, July 1, a ferry route linking Italy to the Greek port city of...

Travel Ban for All Greek Islands Lifted

Travel to and from all of the Greek islands is now allowed as of Monday morning after the long coronavirus lockdown. Until now, citizens had so far only been able to travel to Crete, due to the travel bans...

Ferry Passengers in Greece Obliged to Fill Out Questionnaire

Passengers traveling on ferries must hand in a filled-out questionnaire when they board the ship more than half an hour away from embarkation time, the Greek government said on Monday. The same will be requested of passengers and crews on...

Greek Passenger Ferries to Resume Nationwide Service May 18

In one more sign of the country returning to normalcy, passenger ferry service will resume throughout Greece on Monday, May 18. However, new guidelines include requiring passengers to wear face masks and to follow social distancing practices. These guidelines will remain...

Greece Bans Ferry Travel to Islands to Prevent Coronavirus Spread

Greece has toughened its response to people who have ignored warnings to stay at home during the coronavirus outbreak, announcing that only islanders will be allowed to board ferries starting at 06:00 a.m. on Saturday. The decision, taken by Greece's...

Greece Shuts Borders, Suspends Ferry Travel to Italy to Contain Coronavirus

The Greek government announced on Sunday that it is closing off the country's borders with Albania and North Macedonia and suspending ferry services with Italy in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The adoption of new emergency measures...

How to Boost Greek Tourism by Improving Ferry Travel and Ports

By Andrew Tzembelicos With recent news that the Greek government has committed to six new, broad tourism-related objectives, we see that there are some enhancements which could readily be implemented in this most vital  sector for Greece. One area where some...

Greek Ferries to Remain Docked on Wednesday Due to Industrial Action

The Hellenic Seamens' Federation (PNO) has declared a 24-hour strike on July 3 amid a labor dispute with passenger shipping operators. Greek islands will be left with no connection to the mainland at the height of the tourist season. Also,...

Gale-Force Winds Curtail Greek Ferry Services

Passenger ferries remained docked in ports around Greece on Thursday, cutting off connections between the islands and the mainland. As a new cold front swept across the country, bringing rain, snow and gale-force winds, ferry services from the main ports...