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efhernandez_

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Hi guys, i've been following the covid situation in Greece pretty carefully because I really want to visit this year. They just announced that people have to quarantine in their hotel or in a home for 7 days. Does anyone have any ideas about what this will be like? Or have any ideas about how to make this bearable?
 

tomipark

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Try getting an Airbnb instead of a hotel and stocking up on groceries. Many hotels in Greece don't have room service, and food delivery like ubereats isn't popular in Greece like other countries. Your best bet is to be comfy in a nice rental home. Good luck! And try to get some fresh air.
 

LetsBookTravel

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Hello, the quarantine recommendation won't be a requirement after May.
 
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efhernandez_

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Hello, the quarantine recommendation won't be a requirement after May.
Wow!! That's such a weight lifted off my shoulders, thank God (I'll still be super careful tho)
 
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LetsBookTravel

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Wow!! That's such a weight lifted off my shoulders, thank God (I'll still be super careful tho)
It was the same last year and even know some travelers are excluded from this (from Israel)
 
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Joni T.

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Hi guys, i've been following the covid situation in Greece pretty carefully because I really want to visit this year. They just announced that people have to quarantine in their hotel or in a home for 7 days. Does anyone have any ideas about what this will be like? Or have any ideas about how to make this bearable?
People who I know that have gone to Greece during these times have found it no big deal to quarantine, BUT they've actually had relatives there to stay with. I do know, however, that the officials have been very strict about enforcing the quarantine. Staying in an AirBnB on the beach and getting delivery sounds great. However, that would mean you need to stay multiple weeks to feel fulfilled... I know Celestyal Cruises are starting in May...if you took a cruise, I'm wondering if you have to quarantine before getting on the ship. It will be interesting to see how the travel industry is going to deal with all this.
 
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voula_slat

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People who I know that have gone to Greece during these times have found it no big deal to quarantine, BUT they've actually had relatives there to stay with. I do know, however, that the officials have been very strict about enforcing the quarantine. Staying in an AirBnB on the beach and getting delivery sounds great. However, that would mean you need to stay multiple weeks to feel fulfilled... I know Celestyal Cruises are starting in May...if you took a cruise, I'm wondering if you have to quarantine before getting on the ship. It will be interesting to see how the travel industry is going to deal with all this.
Hmmm...that's an interesting point. I'm also curious about the cruises (I feel like they might make an exception). Although I would be very careful on a cruise ship and only consider going if you're vaccinated. It might be difficult to receive medical attention if you're going from small island to small island.
 

Joni T.

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Hmmm...that's an interesting point. I'm also curious about the cruises (I feel like they might make an exception). Although I would be very careful on a cruise ship and only consider going if you're vaccinated. It might be difficult to receive medical attention if you're going from small island to small island.
Usually cruise ships have a doctor on board equipped to take care of emergencies. Although I so want to visit our ancestors' villages, we just haven't wanted to go through all the stress of figuring out how to get there and where to stays even before the pandemic. As a result, we've gone on several cruises to Greek islands, but it just doesn't cut it staying in the likes of Santorini for 9 hours before having to move on. We've become cruise people. However, I hope to figure out how to comfortably do more mainland travel.
 

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