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Greece updates Covid-Map, downgrades “risk status” of several municipalities

Greece’s Civil Protection Authority upgraded the so-called Covid-map on Friday evening and its head Nikos Hardalias said that many areas in the country continue to show a high epidemiological load with the effect that they remain in “deep red”, i.e. very high risk level.

An increase in the epidemiological burden is observed in 10 Regional Units, while in 3 the epidemiological burden remains stable and in 61 Regional Units has decreased, Hardalias said at the live briefing on Friday.

Updated Covid-Map on May 7, 2021

New in Deep Red

The Municipality of Visaltia in the Regional Unit of Serres,in the Municipality of Messolonghi in the Regional Unit of Aitoloakarnania and the Kastania Settlement (Vyssa/Orestiada in the Regional Unit of Evros) of Saturday morning, May 8, 2021.

Kastanies Settlement in tougher lockdown as on Kalymnos

It is worth noting that particularly in Messolonghi, there has been an aggressive, exponential increase in active cases in recent days, which have increased to 233 when on April 27 it was 49, ie the cases have almost increased five-fold in 10 days.

The situation in Messolonghi as well as in the surrounding areas such as Agrinio and Aetoliko, seems extremely worrying, with a large spread of the virus within the community.

We call on both the residents of the wider area of ​​Messolonghi and the island of Kalymnos [ in tougher lockdown since beginning of the week] to remain vigilant and to insist on the universal and strict observance of the measures, without excuses, without discounts. I repeat, the situation especially in these 2 areas is extremely dangerous, Hardalias underlined.

Regions & Municipalities maintaining “Deep Red”

Regional Units

•Attica (excluding the Municipalities of Agistri, Hydra, Kythera and Spetses of the Regional Unit of Islands),
• Viotia and Evrytania
• Thessaloniki and Kilkis
• Kozani
• Thassos and Kavala
• Lesvos

• the Municipality of Phaistos of the Regional Unit of Heraklion
• the Municipalities of Serres and Amfipolis of the Regional Unit of Serres
• the Municipality of Kastoria
• the Municipality of Xanthi
• the Municipalities of Maronia-Sapes and Iasmos of the Regional Unit of Rodopi and
• the Municipality of Volos of the Regional Unit of Magnesia.

Kalymnos: schools will remain closed from Monday

Regions & Municipalities exiting “Deep Red”

Due to improvement of the epidemiological picture, the Epidemiologists’ Commission unanimously decided to downgrade the following areas from “deep red” to “red”.

Regional Units



Didymoteicho, Pella, Edessa, Almopia, Sintiki, Orestida (Kastoria unit), Dirfio-Messapia, Aigialia, Western Achaia, Kalavryta, Ilida, Megalopolis, North Kynouria, South Kynouria, Gortynia.

Also the Municipalities of Loutraki – Agioi Theodoroi, Velou – Vocha and Nemea of ​​the Regional Unit of Corinth.

As well as municipalities of Mylopotamos and Amari (Rethymno unit) and of Chania and Kissamos (Chania unit.)

Regions not mentioned here maintain their status as such as in previous Covid-map.

Latest information on coronavirus in Greece here.

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  1. Mrs C A Tomlinson

    Will a lateral flow test be accepted in Crete if you are fully vaccinated?

    • Not according to greek entry requirements – if fully vaccinated, no lat flow or pcr required, just proof of vaccination