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Greece Announces 14 Day Quarantine for All Visitors and Beaches Are Closed

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Written by Charlie

Greece is the latest country to institute a quarantine for all visitors. This is in addition to the beautiful beaches of Greece being closed as well as shops.

It was just about a week ago that I wrote the post titled, “Wow, Israel Announces 14 Day Quarantine for All Visitors.” It was a big move at the time but here we are, one week later, and it is hardly that big of a move now. Today, Greece has made the same move and they are in a similar category as Israel – countries that rely heavily on tourists. So, this is a big move for both countries.

Greece Announces 14 Day Quarantine for All Visitors

If you have travel plans to Greece, you are going to want to change those plans. Not only will all visitors (residents and citizens exempted) have to enter a quarantine of 14 days upon arrival, but this quarantine goes into effect today – March 16, 2020In addition to that, all retail shops will close on Wednesday. Controls have already been placed on cafes and restaurants with only deliveries or takeout as options. Even then, no more than 2-5 customers can be inside at a time.

No Beaches, Shops, and More…

To take it even further for tourists that would love to start easing into the beach life in Greece, all “organized” beaches have now been closed also. This adds to things like museums and archeological sites being closed. So, apart from the Greek people themselves, the key reasons to visit Greece for many people – food, beaches, museums, historical sites – are now closed. This means that, for now, it is time to skip any travel to Greece.

But, don’t worry. Greece and all that is good about it will still be here when this gets under control and you can make up for lost time by just relaxing on any of the thousands of gorgeous Greek beaches then. For now, best to just stay in your home town.

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About the author

Charlie

Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

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