The “brake” on the movement of permanent residents between the islands is being examined by the shipping ministry in view of the Easter holidays to avoid the spread of coronavirus . Speaking on the program “Good Morning Greece”, ANT1 Minister of Shipping and Island Policy Yiannis Plakiotakis described a critical month in April while stressing that “in order to be able to get back to normal we must respect the measures”.
Regarding the measures taken by the Ministry of Maritime, such as the ban on the transition to islands other than permanent residents, the Minister stressed that more stringent measures were being considered, characterizing that there was a “restriction of unnecessary movements between the islands by their permanent residents”.
He clarified, however, that there would be an exception for “work and health” issues.
As Plakiotakis explained of the 110 inhabited islands, only 9 have Health Structures and only Crete has coronavirus units.
Kefalonia Pulse Footnote – This looks like a good measure to close a loophole where residents could leave to visit family on mainland this Easter and then travel back unrestricted, we hope it s fully implemented.