It has been announced that Greece will be entering into a national lockdown from Saturday 7th November.
As it stands, it is expected to last until the end of November.
But what does this mean for superyachts?
The new restrictions have been added to Evolution Yachting's Covipedia updates and are as follows:
It is yet to be clarified but most likely all yacht movements will be forbidden and no yachts will be permitted to enter the country until the end of November. All pleasure trips are forbidden.
For any nationality entering the country (essential travel only), they will be required to present a negative COVID test, no older than 48h or 72h depending on the country that they are travelling from.
Crew Embarking / Disembarking
Non-EU members must have a negative COVID test prior to their sign-off, and can only disembark when they have their results. For sign-in, all nationalities arriving in Greece will need to have a negative COVID test. We will have further clarification on Monday 9th November.
Guest Embarking / Disembarking
No new embarkations are permitted and only repatriation disembarkation will be authorised.
Nationalities with Restricted Access
All nationalities will be restricted and only essential travel will be permitted, there will be further information in the following days.
Shore passes are required for the approved nationalities. Nationalities that are not approved are not permitted to leave the yacht. All essential movements (trips to the pharmacy, supermarket, work, doctors/hospital appointments, exercise in close proximity to the yacht) must be registered via SMS to the number 13033. Movement to different states/regions is forbidden.
Only the major airports such as Athens will stay open. We will know which ones in the following days
Shops and Businesses
All shops will be closed with the exception of pharmacies, news kiosks, supermarkets and grocery stores. Businesses will remain open, with 50% of staff working from the office and the rest from home.
Click here for the full information file on restrictions in France, Monaco, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece & Turkey.