A) From 12 years and over:
- Have completed the COVID-19 vaccination, at least (14) days before the ferry trip and carry a vaccination certificate or
- Have a negative molecular test (PCR) for COVID-19 by taking an oral or nasopharyngeal smear within the last seventy-two (72) hours before the scheduled departure time or a negative antigen (rapid test) for COVID-19 within forty-eight (48) hours before the scheduled departure time, or
- Show a certificate of illness, issued thirty (30) days after the first positive test and lasting for one hundred eighty (180) days after it, or
- Show an EU vaccination certificate (digital COVID certificate) and/or a third countries’ vaccination certificate.
Diagnostic tests by PCR and rapid detection of coronavirus antigen COVID-19 (rapid test) for unvaccinated passengers are performed in private diagnostic laboratories or in private clinics or pharmacies, at their own expense and are proven with mandatory demonstration of the negative result in electronic or printed format.
On islands where there are no private diagnostic laboratories or private clinics or pharmacies, the diagnostic tests are performed by municipal clinics and are proven by the above way.
- Minor passengers from four (4) to eleven (11) years old can be transported by performing a self-test that takes place up to twenty-four (24) hours before the scheduled travel time (free availability). The self-test statement is issued through website gov.gr.
- Especially minors from twelve (12) years and over, who travel by ship, boat and sea taxi to schools and other necessary school activities, can travel by conducting a self-test that takes place up to twenty four (24) hours before the scheduled departure time.
Questions and questionnaire for passengers during the trip
Following the measures and prevention rules against COVID-19 cases, we inform you that passengers of the shipping boats that are about to travel, must fill a special questionnaire before boarding the ship.
Similarly, a respective questionnaire must be filled by passengers and the crew members for ships operating services in international lines (Greece-Italy).
Questionnaires will be given filled by passengers during boarding to the crew members.
If it is found that a passenger who, according to the questionnaire, shows symptoms or have been in contact with a COVID-19 patient in any of the ways described in the form during the last 14 days, their boarding will be prohibited.
The questionnaire will be maintained by the ship company for two months since its reception date, in accordance with the provisions of the effective legislation about personal data protection (GDPR).
Besides, the Ministry for Mercantile Marine and Island Policy provides detailed instructions for prevention and treatment of COVID-19 cases in passenger and vehicle carrying ships operating marine transport services, as well as in international ships with the Hellenic flag (apart from private cruise ships and professional tourist ships), after the termination of measures against COVID-19.
Passengers of the ship are invited to be on the ship at least one (1) hour before its departure time in order to avoid discomfort.
You may find herein the respective forms and general directives.
WE PROTECT OURSELVES AND OTHERS FROM THE CORONAVIRUS
WE REMAIN RESPONSIBLE!
Passengers should not travel if they have COVID-19 infection symptoms (coughing, runny nose, fever, throat pain, dyspnea, and other respiratory symptoms) or if they have been in contact with a COVID-19 patient during the last 14 days before the trip.
BEFORE & AFTER BOARDING
Passengers must mandatorily follow the check measures during boarding:
At least 1.5 meters of distance must be kept between passengers while also wearing a mask. people who cannot put a mask for many hours due to respiratory diseases must keep a distance greater than 2 meters.
The ship crew will supervise the procedure and that provisioned distances are maintained.
“Before Boarding” form must be filled and given to the responsible of the ship’s Financial Service together with the ticket during boarding before departure.
DURING THE TRIP
Passengers must necessarily follow the following prevention measures during the trip:
We wear the mask both in the interior and exterior areas of the ship. We make sure to cover the mouth and nose, we do not touch the mask after putting it and we dispose it immediately in the trash can after use, while washing our hands,
We use the internal part of the elbow or a tissue to cover ourselves when coughing or sneezing, and we immediately dispose it in a trash can.
We wash our hands thoroughly with soap and water or an alcohol-based solution and avoid touching our face (eyes, nose, mouth). Use of gloves does not substitute the need to wash our hands.
We keep a safety distance of more than 1.5 meters from the others.
We avoid crowded places.
We avoid contact with people that exhibit respiratory infection symptoms (coughing, runny nose, fever, throat pain)
Passengers are kindly asked to be at the departure port in time, to facilitate the check procedure before boarding.
In case that passengers develop respiratory symptoms during the trip, they must immediately notify the ship crew.
In case that passengers develop respiratory symptoms after the trip, they must seek medical attention and inform their doctor about the travel record.
Based on the aforementioned, in case the crew members that proceed to checking boarding passengers, find out that:
i. A passenger shows symptoms compatible with COVID-19 infection, or
ii. His/her answers on the “Before Boarding” form indicate that he/she has come into contact with a person infected with COVID-19, or
iii. The passenger refuses to wear a mask on the ship
his/her boarding will be refused and the existing provisions shall apply for the use of tickets at a later date or cancellation.
In cases (i) and (ii), the trip will be prohibited for 14 days or if the passenger himself/herself was ill, he/she must bring a medical certificate, which mentions that all criteria are met, as defined by the Hellenic National Public Health Organization, for stopping protection measures in a COVID-19 patient.