Lockdown in Greece, to contain coronavirus

Going out of your house any time of the day or night has been forbidden in the whole country from March 23, 6 o’clock in the morning, until April 6, 6 o’clock in the morning. It is only allowed to go out for one of the following cases:

  1. visiting the pharmacy or the doctor.
  2. super market
  3. visiting a bank
  4. to help people in need
  5. participating in a funeral, wedding, baptism, or if you want to visit your children, in case of divorced couples.
  6. Physical exercise outdoors (running etc) or taking out your pet, alone or with only one more person. If somebody else is accompany you, you must keep a distance 1,5 meters. Kisses are not allowed 🙂

If you want to go for one of these reasons you must either:

a) download a special form (only in Greek!) from print it out, fill it in and keep it with you when you go out or 2) send an sms to 13033 as follows

x [space] [your address in Greece]

where x is one of the numbers above (1 to 6) that indicates the reason you want to go out

According to what is said, you immediately receive a reply. This reply is the necessary documentation you show to the police, if there is any police control on the street.

Please also note that a) parks and other places where people use to resort in the cities are closed and 2) private cars can only transfer two persons, the driver and one passenger.

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