On Sunday 22/3/2020, the Greek Prime Minister announced a total nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19. According to the announcement we are only allowed to go out with special permission. Each time you go out you have to state it to the authorities and it has to be for specific purpose. Greece’s Civil Protection uploaded the Movement Permits during the total lockdown also in English.
Movement and transportation of individuals in order to meet their needs that cannot be otherwise met are permitted only for the following reasons:
In order to issue a single-use extraordinary movement permit (type B), there are three options available: through a printed one-time single-use movement permit, through an SMS text message or through a handwritten permit.
1. The document “Extraordinary Movement Permit” printed (type B) is signed by the individual and includes the name, date of birth, home address, and time of departure of the individual, as well as the specific reason of the move and / or transportation.
You can send an SMS text message from your mobile phone to 13033, free of charge
The SMS text message must be in the following format:
X [blank] full name [blank] home address
You will receive the following text back:
Transportation [blank] X [blank] full name and home address.
The handwritten form must contain the following information:
Individuals must carry their ID or passport at all times with them together with a completed transportation certificate (printed or handwritten) or a confirmation SMS in order to produce it during a routine check.
permits source: Greek Civil Protection website forma.gov.gr
In case you cannot send a text message to 13033, here is the lockdown movement permit in English.
If you have any questions concerning the lockdown which is in effect right now in Greece, please visit the following link https://forma.gov.gr/docs/faq-lockdown-en.pdf .
After a Presidential Decree and for public health reasons, the University dormitories have to be shut down from 25.03.2020 until 10.04.2020.
You should evacuate your rooms as soon as possible and definately before the 25th of March. In case of Erasmus+ students there will be a provision of housing in hotels or other establishments.
As soon as there is more information, there is going to be a new announcement.
Please contact us for anything you need regarding your stay in Volos and your mobility in the University of Thessaly.
However, please, also keep in contact with your institutions and your erasmus offices for further advice and guidelines concerning these extreme circumstances.
Please, send an email to your Departmental Coordinator regarding how you will proceed with the courses you were attending.
Concerning the Greek language course, you will soon receive an email from the professor with instructions on how the course will be conducted from now on.
COVID-19 – Advice for travellers
Please, avoid visiting the University premises or the administration offices, unless it is absolutely necessary. Taking into consideration the recent preventive measures, you are strongly advised to communicate via email or phone.
Also, please, adhere to the travel advice about the coronavirus (COVID-19).