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Last updated: 9th March 2020

Coronavirus, Greece and Travel Insurance

In response to the outbreak around the world of coronavirus, authorities in Greece have taken steps to try to contain the spread. There are currently many confirmed cases of coronavirus in Greece. In-depth health screening is taking place at airports, borders and seaports - in particular those shared with Italy. Further information and advice can be found on the Greek National Public Health Organisation website.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website is also an excellent source of official government information and advice for travellers heading to Greece.

Will Coronavirus Affect my Greece Travel Insurance?

Our coronavirus guidance page is regularly updated to assist you with any questions that you may have regarding your Greece travel insurance policy and the potential impact of COVID-19.

What is Coronavirus?

According to the World Health Organisation, coronaviruses are "a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19." Symptoms include coughing, sneezing, fever, breathing difficulties and achy pains.

How To Protect Yourself from Coronavirus

There is currently no cure for COVID-19, but there are ways that you can minimise your risk of being infected;

  • Wash your hands thoroughly throughout the day with soap and water.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser to clean your hands after you have been out in public, particularly if you have been on public transport.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing and dispose of any used tissues straight away.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of coronavirus.
  • If you are feeling unwell and experience COVID-19 symptoms, seek medical advice.
  • Follow updates from official government sources and stay informed.

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