Many went to the ships to board and travel to an island but at the check, all they asked was if they had a vaccination or disease certificate or test with them, since citizens who are not fully vaccinated must have them with them either a 48 hour rapid test or a 72 hour PCR test.
According to the testimonies, no one asked to see and check the certificates or tests.
That is why the Coast Guard enters the battle.
From tomorrow Thursday (15.07.2021), with the decision of the Minister of Shipping, Giannis Plakiotakis, the controls for boarding the ships are undertaken by the officers of the Coast Guard. This was decided during the meeting that Giannis Plakiotakis had with the leadership of the Coast Guard. The aim is for the tests to be sweeping and thorough checks in order to reduce as much as possible the chances of the coronavirus spreading.
Plakiotakis: Be on the ship earlier
After this decision, the Minister of Shipping, Giannis Plakiotakis, after asking the citizens to follow the measures and the suggestions of the officers of the Coast Guard, asked the travelers to be at the port at least an hour and a half earlier in order not to be late.
“I ask for the cooperation of all those who are going to travel by ship. Please have with them the necessary documents, meticulously observe the protection measures, follow the instructions of the women and men of the Coast Guard. Also, for their convenience, to be at the port at least one and a half hours before the scheduled time of departure of the ship. “With vaccination, adherence to measures and responsibility, we can be happy and healthy this summer,” the Minister of Shipping said in a statement.