The global pandemic has altered people’s lives in way we could not imagine. Over a year now and the lives of people all over the world have been affected by the COVID-19 virus in many different ways.
At Blue Island Rental we are receiving so many questions about the Virus and how Greece is handling the situation for a second time and what is the plan of the country for a safe season 2021.
So Greece will officially reopen its gates to tourists on May 14. However effective April 19, travelers from the European Union, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, Thailand, Rwanda, Singapore, the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, Serbia, and the United Arab Emirates are allowed to enter Greece without having to quarantine if they meet certain conditions.
Those coming from the above countries who’ve received a full dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival do not need to quarantine; they also are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test. Those who are not vaccinated will need to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test from within 72 hours of arrival in Greece. Children ages five and under are exempt.
The same rules will apply to Greek citizens and Tourists says our Tourism Minister. Harry Theoharis clarified that any safety and health rules that apply to Greek citizens – such as mandatory mask wearing and social distancing – will also apply to tourists visiting Greece this summer . “The whole country is safe” Tourism Minister said.
The government safety measures also includes random testing at Greece’s airports and borders , where passengers can be selected randomly to take a the COVID-19 test. In addition, any visitor who tests positive for coronavirus will be isolated in a quarantine hotel.
Regarding the industry workers, all hospitality and tourism employees are currently being vaccinated and they have been move up the priority list once the most vulnerable Greek citizens get the vaccine.
From Blue Island Rental we like to inform you that we are prepared to welcome you at Santorini for the 2021 season by taking all necessary measures for your health and safety. Below you will find our Santorini Car Rental and Bike Rental cleaning protocol for 2021.
Santorini car hire cleaning and disinfection
During your vehicle hire in Santorini, we ensure that cleaning and disinfection procedures are followed consistently and correctly, including the provision of adequate ventilation when chemicals are in use. For this purpose doors and windows are remain open when cleaning the vehicles. When cleaning and disinfecting, our team wears disposable gloves compatible with the product specifications. Our team is also subjected to weekly tests, under the instructions of the Greek government and take all necessary measures indicated for employees in the tourism industry.
During your vehicle delivery be assured that your health and safety comes first. Therefor all our team members will rigorously comply with the Hellenic safety rules, wearing the protective masks and approved hand sanitizers.
Note: We kindly ask all our customers to help avoid the spread of the COVID 19. For this reason we ask our customers to let us know immediately if they come in contact with a confirmed case of the virus or if they themselves become infected with the virus during their holidays. In such a case, the rented vehicle is disinfected with special spray solutions in compliance with Greek legislation on health and safety. The sprays used are approved by National Medicines Agency . Please feel free to contact us for any further questions.
Useful links : travel.gov.gr
Free cancellation for Car hire, ATV or Bike rental in Santorini 2021
With Blue Island Rental you may hire your car, rent a bike or ATV from Santorini airport, Santorini port and your hotel at no extra charge. We also provide unlimited Kms, free theft insurance, free child seats and you can pay on arrival. We also provide a free cancellation service.
Get a 10% discount when you rent your car, bike or quad for more than 3 days.
For more information or questions feel free to contact us:
We remain at your completely disposal!!
The Blue Island Team!!