Visit Santorini after Easter 2020
Government shielded Santorini before Easter 2020 – The ban on the movement of islanders by ships follows! Visit Santorini after Easter 2020.
The government is trying to shield the most touristic island of the Cyclades from the coronavirus before Easter. They will take additional measures to ban and restrict Santorini. That is why you should visit Santorini after Easter 2020. Book now Santorini private tours and take advantage of their special offers for early booking.
The choice of this island was not just a coincidence. It is the most popular in the Cyclades in terms of tourism. Under normal circumstances, Easter season would have already begun.
The political leadership wanted to eliminate even the slightest chance of developing the tourist activity in Santorini. They took the decision to tighten the measures by the end of April. These measures are satisfying the demands of the Municipality of Thira. They urgently called for strengthening the framework of restrictions during the local Easter days in Santorini.
Stricter traffic restriction measures Easter 2020
Although the pandemic is progressing satisfactorily in Greece so far, compared to the rest of the world, the government wants to send the message… “We must not relax and vigilance must continue.”
So in April, as experts and the prime minister himself point out, is the most critical month for the development of the pandemic coronavirus. New restrictions are on the way to paving the way for different Easter holidays this year.
Additional measures in Santorini
Among the extraordinary measures that will be in force for 14 days is the ban on traffic from 8 pm to 8 am every day. As well as the suspension of exceptions.
The measures, which will be implemented from today at 08.00 in the morning and for 14 days. There might be a possible extension, including, among other things, a traffic ban daily from 20.00 in the evening until 08.00 in the morning.
Even the exceptions to the general rule of thumb for exceptions for assistance to people in need, for ceremonies and for physical exercise are suspended under certain conditions, while the pet walk is only for 15 minutes and around the house. Stricter restrictions will also apply to public markets and supermarkets.
The police have already mobilized to enforce the measures. The Region and the Fire Brigade have been instructed to assist the municipality of Santorini with personnel and other means where necessary to meet the needs of the citizens.
Measures for Easter in Santorini
1. Exit home
The first step is likely to be done by numerically limiting the citizen’s daily travel, by sending up to two SMS. Competent sources explain that the majority of citizens combine their needs in one or two outings. However, the Cyprus model does not qualify with just one move per day.
2. Traffic at certain return time
In the same direction, the thought moves for a time limit (not more than three hours) for the movements. They report that there may be a margin per type of travel (another for the bank, another for the sport). The technical details for the first two measures to be implemented on their own or in combination are evolving into a “puzzle” and a big part is in the hands of the Ministry of Digital Government.
3. Exclusion of public spaces
The expansion of the closing model of Nea Paralia Thessaloniki should be taken for granted. The Prime Minister is increasingly calling for the immediate mobilization of mayors and regional governors in their “red zones” (parks, beaches, etc.).
4. Special written certificate of circulation for the elderly
In recent days, there have reportedly been speculations about the abolition of the hand written travel certificate. They seem to abandon the scenario, however, the possibility of mandatory completion of the document is only for a certain age group.
5. Police checks
In the operational part, the security forces drows special planning – especially in view of Easter 2020 – on national roads, ports, railway stations, bus stops. They already carry out checks, but the police presence will be strengthened on Holy Week.
6. Closing tolls
In Maximos’ fear of any attempted escape of citizens from urban centres in smaller towns, villages and islands, like Santorini, no one rules out “sealing” the national roads. Remember that the government does not allow walks in the villages and if there will be a violation of the rule, they will take any measure of deterrence.
7. Closed door services in selected metropolitan churches
Officially, Maximou treats as a “responsible and measured” the attitude of the Holy Synod for closed door church services on Holy Week. The government’s final response will come next week on the basis of scientific suggestions. According to information, they will process the possibility of “closed” church services in specific temples that will cover the whole country geographically.
8. Larger fine for unnecessary traffic
Government officials have left open the possibility of toughening fines and penalties, especially for persistent offenders. So far, the intention is not to immediately “upgrade” the fine, but warnings of austerity are growing as reckless behaviour intensifies.
9. Stricter ban on gatherings
In the same vein, the effectiveness of the ban on public gatherings. The need for reinforcement in view of Easter 2020 is something tat needs more discussion. There is a possibility of lowering the current limit of 10 people.
10. Once you move out of the municipality of permanent residence
The expansion of the circulation model of the permanent residents of the islands with the Certificate of Residential Special Use and E1. This process is for those who try to move outside their municipalities. In this case, however, they state that travel you are not allowed to go to holiday residence.
What you can do to visit Santorini after Easter 2020?
These measures will last only for 14 days for the island of Santorini. Therefore, you can relax at your home and make a more deep search about your accommodation in Santorini. Also, read our articles in our blog and learn more about the places you would like to visit when you arrive on the island.
Moreover, you can organise you Santorini daily tours in advance! On our website, Santorini Private Guided Tours you have the opportunity to see what we include in our tours. Choose the ones that meet your criteria!
Keep also in mind, that this period is a great opportunity to book in lower price because of coronavirus. Everything in Santorini is waiting you to explore it! Do not miss the chance.
For now, stay home and stay safe… visit our website and start scheduling your next Santorini vacations.