[Latest update: Nov, 2nd 2020]
Halkidiki's utmost priority is the health and safety of all people (residents and international travellers) at all times. Greek authorities are carefully monitoring, and continuously adapting our response protocols to align with the latest guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO) so that the region can continue to successfully contain outbreak risk and welcome visitors in a health first environment.
All partners and stakeholders in Halkidiki are following the best practices as advised by our Greek National Health Organization and are updating their safety precautions.
Greece is now divided into two (instead of four) zones: Zone A (Under Surveillance) and Zone B (High-Risk). According to the Greek Government, Halkidiki region is considered to be at high risk. New measures have been announced that will be put in place from Tuesday 3rd of November, at 6:00 in the morning for Halkidiki:
- Mandatory use of mask indoors and outdoors.
- Restriction of traffic from 00:00 to 05:00 in the morning with the exception of travel for work and health reasons.
- Prohibition of entering mass transport without a mask.
- Open retail, wholesale stores, schools, hotels, hairdressers, outdoors archaeological sites, industry.
- Suspension of the operation of restaurants (excluding delivery and take away services).
- Suspension of the operation of cafes, bars, cinemas, museums and theatres.
- Suspension of all kind of events (concerts, conferences, exhibitions)
- Suspension of the operation of indoor gyms.
- No public gatherings allowed.
- Maximum of 1 passenger allowed in taxis and a maximum of 3 passengers allowed in private cars (except for families).
But besides all health measures and precautions taken, you still need to keep yourself safe during your travels, according to the WHO (World Health Organization). You have to: