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tonybtonyb Member Posts: 33
Hi Augie, a brilliant article in the sunday mail regarding Greece's response to covid, mass vaccination of all islands particulary tourist hotspots, how is Thassos doing in that respect, aim is to kickstart tourism from may 17th, two weeks too late for me but will rebook for a later date, Tony.

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  • AugieAugie Administrator Posts: 642
    Hey Tony :)

    Greece is working around the clock preparing to open for tourism as early as April 19 and will begin accepting the first tourists but only from select countries such as the EU and UK. Conditions and restrictions apply but this is how Greece is taking small steps towards normalcy.

    Check out this article for more details:
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/14/greece-to-ditch-quarantine-for-tourists-who-are-vaccinated-or-test-negative

    I wrote a post underneath the webcam (here) in response to Nigel's similar question about the situation on Thassos. Have a look and feel free to let me know if there's anything else I can answer for you!
    baniroc
  • terryterry Member (+) Posts: 14
    Hi Augie I have been told that the infection rate has go up on the thassos but I can't see any report saying that can you confirm the islands status at this time thanks Terry
  • AugieAugie Administrator Posts: 642
    edited April 26
    Good morning Terry :)

    The infection rate ticked up on Thassos over the last few weeks but it has come back down most recently.

    The latest stats released yesterday (25 April) show Thassos had 1 new case in the last 24 hours and an average of 3.29 cases in the last 7 days. The current infection rate on the island is 7.26 per 100,000.

    Here's the official source (Greek National Health Organization):
    https://eody.gov.gr/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/covid-gr-daily-report-20210425.pdf



    source: https://eody.gov.gr/category/anakoinoseis/
  • terryterry Member (+) Posts: 14
    Thanks Augie that's quite good just hope it stays that way
    Augie
  • DmitrySDmitryS Member Posts: 2
    Hi Augie, I hope you a well.
    Could you tell me please what about Moldova people, we can travel in Thassos? We booked an apartment and we want to come by car. Mb you have information about our travel.
    Thanks a lot.
  • hobgoblinhobgoblin Member (+) Posts: 24
    Hi Augie, it's looking promising for our June holiday. But although we will be fully vaccinated by then, the airline and german regulations state, that we need to show a negative test when going back. is such a test possible on thassos? thanks for your help again and again and happy Easter.
    toni
  • AugieAugie Administrator Posts: 642
    Hi Hobgoblin :)

    Happy belated Easter!!

    Yes, you will definitely be able to get tested on Thassos before returning home if you need to. Rapid (antigen) tests and molecular (PCR) tests are available here. What kind of test will they require you to get?



  • hobgoblinhobgoblin Member (+) Posts: 24
    thanks augie, as of now, a rapid test will do.
    Augie
  • AugieAugie Administrator Posts: 642
    Hobgoblin, we're still waiting to learn if the Greek state will provide rapid tests to travelers at the airports and points of entry. It's possible you will be able to get a rapid test at the airport. It may be free or subsidized by the state. If not, then you will need to get tested beforehand which is easy to do on Thassos.

    We will learn more by May 14, when Greece officially opens its door for tourism!
  • AugieAugie Administrator Posts: 642
    Hi Dmitry :)

    Thanks for your important question and I apologize for my delayed response!

    Since April 19, tourists from these places are allowed to enter Greece but they have the same restrictions as the locals:
    • The European Union
    • The United States
    • The United Kingdom
    • Serbia
    • Israel
    • Russia
    • The United Arab Emirates
    • New Zealand
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Thailand
    • Rwanda
    • Singapore
    On May 14, Greece officially will open for tourism and many of the restrictions will be lifted. Greece will announce the list of countries that will be able to visit, and I expect Moldova to be on the list. I have my fingers crossed for you, my friend!

    Please keep an eye on this page which we will update as soon as we have more news to share with you on this topic: https://www.go-thassos.gr/coronavirus
    DmitryS
  • DmitrySDmitryS Member Posts: 2
    Hello Augie,

    Thanks for your answer and your support. We are really waiting for a decision from your country to visit your wonderful island =)

    Thank you, I will check the information in your topick.

    Have a nice day.
    Augie
  • GangoGango Member (+) Posts: 25
    Good to know about testing. We will bring some rapid tests with us, but we expect for return to the UK they're going to insist on a PCR test. We just have a slight problem that we will spend a night in Kavala and then a night in Athens on our return!
  • AugieAugie Administrator Posts: 642
    Hi Gango :)

    In case you need a negative PCR test within 72 hours of your return to the UK, you could get the test on the day you leave Thassos and ask the lab to email you the test results when they are ready.

    If you need a printed copy from the lab itself, they can send it to your hotel in Athens with a courier service. Courier services are relatively inexpensive and very efficient in Greece. On weekdays, deliveries typically happen the next day (Athens - Thassos - Athens).
  • terryterry Member (+) Posts: 14
    Hi Augie just an update tui have just notified us that our holiday 30 May to 13 June is now cancelled .Absolutely gutted so sad 😭
    But we are still booked for 2022 😃
  • AugieAugie Administrator Posts: 642
    Hi Terry :)

    I was also gutted when I read your post on Saturday! I had to remind myself that the UK government is being extra cautious and we must appreciate their seriousness because your safety is and should be a top priority.

    Thank you for being patient during these uncertain times and for keeping Thassos in your plans when you're able to travel safely again!
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