To Kafeneion => Grapevine / News Briefs => Topic started by: Maik on Friday, 24 July, 2020 @ 01:35:31

Title: 24/02/20
Post by: Maik on Friday, 24 July, 2020 @ 01:35:31
Bush fire outside Poros near Agia Eirini, between Anninata and Kampitsata. Pretty much under control late Wednesday evening but being fanned by the wind.
Title: Re: 24/02/20
Post by: Maik on Friday, 24 July, 2020 @ 01:47:24
Greece wildfires rage out of control

Firefighters are battling out of control forest fires in Greece.

Locals and tourists have been evacuated as fires continue to rage near the city of Corinth in the eastern Peloponnese for a second day.

The city's mayor says the flames are out of control and has called for a state of emergency to be declared in the region.

More than 260 firefighters are currently tackling the blaze, with 10 helicopters and 10 planes assisting.

No injuries or fatalities have been reported yet.
Title: Re: 24/02/20
Post by: Maik on Friday, 24 July, 2020 @ 01:48:45
Coronavirus: New guidance on face masks and coverings released for England

Full guidance on wearing face coverings in shops in England has been released, less than 12 hours before the new rules come into force.

Coverings will be mandatory in enclosed public spaces including supermarkets, indoor shopping centres, transport hubs, banks and post offices.

They must also be worn when buying takeaway food and drink, although they can be removed in a seating area.

Those who break the rules could face a fine of up to £100
Title: Re: 24/02/20
Post by: Maik on Friday, 24 July, 2020 @ 01:50:19
Supermarkets refuse to enforce face mask rules
Sainsbury's and Asda say it is not their responsibility to police customers

Major supermarkets and coffee chains say they will not enforce new rules which say customers should wear face coverings from Friday.

Sainsburys, Asda, Co-op and Costa Coffee are among retailers saying they have no intention of policing the laws, which carry a penalty of a £100 fine.

It comes after the Police Federation of England and Wales, which represents rank-and-file officers, said it was "unrealistic and unfair" to expect them to patrol the aisles looking for people breaking the coronavirus regulations.
Title: Greece Entry Requirements - Passenger Locator Form changes
Post by: TonyD on Friday, 24 July, 2020 @ 11:07:59
The UK Foreign Office obviously read this site, and they've taken Mike's advice on board

The Online PLF Form  (https://travel.gov.gr/#/)requirement has reverted to the original 48hr in advance, rather than 24hr


Title: Re: 24/02/20
Post by: Maik on Friday, 24 July, 2020 @ 15:51:09

at least 48 hours before travel / at least 24 hours before your arrival

 :hmm: :unsure: :blink: :dunno:
Title: Re: 24/02/20
Post by: Maik on Friday, 24 July, 2020 @ 16:01:50
Tax return deadline to be extended for 1 month

The Greek Ministry of Finance is expected to soon announce an additional month extension for the submission of E1 tax returns for the taxpayers.
Title: Re: 24/02/20
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 25 July, 2020 @ 22:08:31
UK imposes 14-day quarantine on holidaymakers returning from Spain
Move comes as blow to travel corridor scheme, as Spain reports surge in Covid-19 cases

The UK will impose restrictions on holidaymakers returning from Spain on Saturday in a bid to curb the surge in coronavirus infection, the government has confirmed.

The decision means those coming back from Spain will have to self-isolate for two weeks upon their return.

The move, a blow to the government’s controversial travel corridor scheme, followed a dramatic increase in the deadly virus in Spain which has seen nearly 1,000 infections reported over two days.

Ministers are set to remove Spain from the government’s list of safe countries to travel to after the country saw a rise in Covid-19 cases, from midnight.

In a twist, Grant Shapps, the transport secretary, who has been instrumental in drawing up the air corridor plans, was understood to be already holidaying in Spain, or to be in the process of travelling there.

 :hmm: Wonder what impact that will have on Greece?
Title: Re: 24/02/20
Post by: expat on Saturday, 25 July, 2020 @ 22:26:47
:hmm: Wonder what impact that will have on Greece?
I have been pondering that very thought!
1/ People due to fly to Spain swap their flights to Greece instead.
2/ People due to fly to Greece wonder if the same thing will happen when they return.
the quarantine would not bother me, its the idiots i would have to travel with that bother me!  Kungflu aint going away anytime soon.