According to the latest Ministerial Decision Δ1α/ΓΠ.οικ.:16320 (Greek Government Gazette 996/Β/013-03-2021), the temporary restriction of the movements of passengers with ferries, in order to prevent the outspread of the coronavirus COVID-19 in Greece, is extended from Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 06:00 until Monday, March 22, 2021 at 06:00.
Maritime connections within the country
The movement from the small islands to the larger islands, as well as the inhabitants of the Municipality of Trizinia-Methana to the island of Poros, is allowed for the reasons of the following cases d) and e) of par. 2 of article 3.
d) Going to an operating essentials supply store, where it is not possible to send them in time.
e) Going to the bank, only if the transaction is not possible online.
The movements from and to the Regional Unit of Samos are excluded from the restriction.
Travel by ferries is allowed only for:
a) Movement to and from work or during work.
b) Travel for health reasons (going to a pharmacy, visiting a doctor, veterinarian or going to a hospital or health center, in the case that is recommended after a previous communication).
c) Movement to help people in need.
d) Movement to a ceremony (e.g. funeral) under the conditions laid down by law, or movement of divorced or separated parents necessary to ensure communication between parents and children, in accordance with the provisions in force.
e) One-off movement to the place of permanent residence.
f) Movement to a public service, insofar as electronic or telephone service is not possible and only for urgent needs, after an appointment for which the citizen is informed in writing or electronically and under the additional condition to demonstrate the above information.
g) Movement for the purpose of harvesting agricultural products.
For the exceptional movement of circumstance (a) citizens must carry their identity card or passport, as well as a completed movement permit form (type A permit), in printed or electronic form.
The permit of movement is provided, under the personal responsibility of the signatory, by the employer or, in case of a legal entity, by its legal representative or, in case of self-employed persons by themselves, and it must contain the name, place of residence and place of work of the employee, as well as the hours of arrival and departure to work, taking into account any necessary overtime work.
The Permit is made through the information system “ERGANI” or by filling in the form “Employee Movement Permit” signed by the employer or in the case of a legal person by its legal representative or in the case of a self-employed person, by the worker him/herself.
In any case, alternatively to the above, citizens can obtain and fill in the “Employee Movement permit” (type A permit) from the website forma.gov.gr.
Before boarding the vessel, it is necessary to fill in the “Pre-boarding” screening form and deliver it to the vessel’s Purser along with your ticket while boarding.
It is mandatory to wear face masks, both inside and on the open-air decks.
We recommend you to arrive at the port of departure on time, to facilitate the check-in process before boarding.
Passengers should not travel if they have symptoms of COVID-19 infection (cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath and other respiratory symptoms) or have been in contact with a COVID-19 patient the last 14 days before the trip.
If the tickets have been issued electronically, proof of status is certified before and during the boarding of the passengers on the vessels performing the transport.
It is noted that the movement permits/documents will be checked by the vessels’ Pursers before boarding and the Hellenic Coast Guard personnel will supervise the proper and smooth implementation of this and will provide all possible assistance to the companies and the vessels’ crews.
Kallithea, March 15, 2021