The Greek government announced this Monday that travelers from various countries, including Spain, will be required to present a negative PCR test to rule out they are carriers of the new coronavirus. The measure will take effect on Monday 17th August.
The Greek authorities have put Spain on a list that includes Sweden, the Czech Republic, Belgium and the Netherlands. Passengers from these countries must carry out a test carried out in the previous days for a maximum of 72 hours.
Anyone entering the country across the land border must also present the negative results of a PCR test. According to the public broadcaster ERT, this reform also affects Greek citizens and those who have a residence permit in Greece.
Authorities do not hide their concerns about the possible importation of cases and have also ended nightlife in tourist enclaves such as Crete, Santorini and Mykonos, where bars have to close before midnight.
Greece recorded the highest rate of infection since the pandemic started on Sunday, with more than two hundred positive results in 24 hours for a total of 5,623. In addition, authorities raised the death toll to 212, one more than on Saturday.