Thank goodness Gradual Re-opening Begins
May 4 The Greek authorities announced a gradual re-opening schedule beginning May 4. May 4: Mask are mandatory in supermarkets, taxis, hair salons, hospitals, public transportation and enclosed places. Those in violation may be fined 150 Euros. Movement certificates will no longer be required; however, restrictions remain in effect until May 18 that ban movements outside of your local area. Individual outdoor exercise is permitted while organized beaches remain closed. Certain shops will open including: small shops, bookstores, sports stores, garden shops, consumer goods stores, flower shops, electric appliance stores, optical shops, and - by appointment only - hairdressers. May 11: Retail stores open. June 1: Malls and year round hotels open.