Greece introduces a night-time ban on entry into the country

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The Greek government is introducing further restrictions on transport due to the increasing number of coronavirus infections. After introducing mandatory registration, also for truck drivers, Greece decided to apply new restrictions on access to border crossings.  

According to the information provided by the Greek transport organisation OFAE to the European transport associations, only the following land border crossing points are available for freight transport: 

  1. Kakavia (on the border with Albania),
  2. Krystallopigi (on the border with Albania),
  3. Evzoni (on the border with Macedonia),
  4. Promachonas (on the border with Bulgaria),
  5. Ormenio (on the border with Bulgaria),
  6. Nymfaia (on the border with Bulgaria),
  7. 7 Kipi (on the border with Turkey).

However, new restrictions apply at these crossings. From 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. it is not possible to cross the Greek border. The bans concern both passenger and freight transport. 

There are currently no exceptions, but OFAE is working to obtain exemptions from this ban for perishable goods and ADR.

The new restrictions, according to the organisation, do not apply to maritime borders. Ferry routes from Italy to Greece and in the opposite direction are operated as usual. However, it is obligatory to use face masks on board.  

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