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Greece: Mandatory “negative” Covid-19 test for tourists via Promachonas

Greece took drastic measures on Friday to contain the spread of coronavirus especially after the increase of infections among tourists via the Promachonas border-crossing with Bulgaria in the North. The measure requires that tourists will have to show a “negative” Covid-19 test before they can enter into Greece via Promachonas.

Government spokesman Stelios Petsas announced Friday afternoon that:

Travellers entering Greece for “not essential reasons” – that is tourists – will have to show a “negative” COVID-19 molecular test at the customs of Promachonas.

The test has to be carried out 72 hours before they enter Greece.

The measure goes into effect as of 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

Furthermore he said, that travellers have to fill up the “Passenger Location Form” (PLF) 24 hours prior to their arrival in Greece.

Petsas said that more than 300 control inspections are scheduled over the weekend  in facilities (like restaurants, bars, hotels etc) across the country. The inpsections aim to check whether  health protocols are being observed.

Greece saw a spike of coronavirus infections since the beginning of the week, with majority of the cases to have been located among travellers via the Promachonas border-crossing.

State broadcaster ERT TV reported from Promachonas that there were rumors the borders would close by Friday midnight. “This is not true,” the reporter stressed.

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  1. Greek authorities are f… idiots! They really don t care about common people and tourists!