Greece will ban flights to and from Barcelona from Monday, well being authorities mentioned on Friday, as they prolonged a lot of the journey restrictions for international guests by three weeks because of a surge in COVID-19 infections.
The rise in coronavirus circumstances in latest weeks has compelled Greek authorities to regularly reimpose restrictions within the capital Athens and different areas, together with in style islands on the peak of tourism season to curb the unfold of COVID-19.
Greece additionally requires guests from an inventory of nations, together with Belgium, Bulgaria, Romania, Malta, Sweden, Spain, Albania, North Macedonia and the United Arab Emirates to indicate a damaging COVID-19 take a look at to enter the nation.
The restrictions will likely be prolonged till Sept. 19, Deputy Civil Safety Minister Nikos Hardalias informed reporters, including that the Netherlands can be dropped from the listing. Flights to and from Barcelona and Spain’s Catalonia area will likely be banned, he mentioned.
Well being authorities additionally mentioned that restrictions, together with a whole ban on festivities, a restrict of 9 individuals in all private and non-private gatherings and obligatory masks sporting in closed and open areas, will likely be imposed on the islands of Zakynthos or Zante and Lesbos as of Saturday.
On Friday, Greece reported 270 new circumstances. In complete, the nation has registered 9,800 COVID-19 infections and 259 deaths since its first case surfaced in February.
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