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Greece to Close Every Hotel in the Country – With a Few Exceptions

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Written by Charlie

In yet another step to battle the coronavirus, Greece will close all the hotels in the country – with a few exceptions. This will last for over a month.

In the next step to keep the coronavirus from spreading in Greece (which, at present, has less than 500 positive cases), the Greek Ministry of Tourism announced today that all hotels in Greece will close – with a few exceptions.

Greece to Close All Hotels

This new order will go into effect March 23 at midnight local time. It will remain in place until April 30.

At this point, with multiple flights canceled and the EU’s external borders closed (and a 14 day quarantine on all foreigners coming to Greece), there probably are not any of you that still have trips planned to Greece. If you do, you will likely be getting information from your hotel soon about these closures.

There are a few hotels that will have an exception:

  • Hotels that do not operate on a 12 month basis can stay open
  • Each of the 11 Greek regional units will have one hotel open
  • 3 hotels will be open in Athens and Thessaloniki

I don’t know right now which hotels those are that will remain open but will update this post when I find out. That decision will be made by the local hotel associations.

Source: Ekathimerini

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1 Comment

  • I have a trip planned to Greece so I appreciate you covering developments there. (seems like a 99% chance i’m going to have to cancel but was holding out to see if there was a miracle)