Instructions on how to move around due to the coronavirus

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From Monday 23/03/2020 at 6 am, a restriction on the movement of residents was imposed throughout Greece, in accordance with the State’s plan to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The measures will be in place until Monday 27/04/2020 at 6am.

Instructions on how to travel:

Movements of residents for their essential needs which cannot be met otherwise are permitted only for the following reasons:

  •         To visit a pharmacy or a doctor (if this has been recommended).
  •         Going to a supermarket, mini market or other open stores with food and basic necessities (when the delivery of products to your home is not possible).
  •         To go to the bank (if online transaction is not possible).
  •         In order to help people in need.
  •         Attending a service (e.g. funeral, wedding, baptism) in accordance with the law or necessary movement of divorced or separated parents to ensure the communication with their children, in accordance with the relevant provisions.
  •         For outdoor physical exercise or to walk your pet (individually or in pairs, maintaining a distance of 1.5 meters apart).

For commuting to and from work during working hours, the certificate (type A) is provided, under the sole responsibility of the signatory (i.e. employee), by the employer or, in the case of a legal person, by the legal representative or, in the case of a freelancer or self-employed, by themselves.

For all other movements the certificate Type B applies to each individual journey and is signed by the person concerned at their own responsibility and contains the full name, date of birth, home address and time of departure, as well as the specific reason for movement.

Residents must have their ID or passport with them along with a completed form (printed or handwritten) or a confirmation SMS at each movement ready to provide in case of a check.


How to obtain a movement certificate form

Type A Certificate for workers

For moving to and from your workplace a completed Type A form is required: Date, time, signature (forms are in Geek)

Worker Registration Certificate (PDF)

Worker Registration Certificate (DOCX)

Type B Certificate for individual movements

For individual movements (Type B) you have 3 options: SMS, filled in and printed form or a handwritten from.

  1. Send SMS

You can send an SMS to 13033 from your mobile phone free of charge.

The SMS should be in the form: X (space) full name and home address

where X is the reason for movement with the number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 corresponding to the following reasons:

  1. To visit a pharmacy or a doctor (if this has been recommended).
  2. Going to a supermarket, mini market or other open stores with food and basic necessities (when the delivery of products to your home is not possible).
  3. To go to the bank (if online transaction is not possible).
  4.  In order to help people in need.
  5. Attending a service (e.g. funeral, wedding, baptism) in accordance with the law or necessary movement of divorced or separated parents to ensure the communication with their children, in accordance with the relevant provisions.
  6. For outdoor physical exercise or to walk your pet (individually or in pairs, maintaining a distance of 1.5 meters apart).

You will receive the following answer to your text message: Movement space X space full name and home address

  1. Fill out the Form

Alternatively, you can download, fill in, and bring with you one of the following forms, where appropriate.

Exceptional Citizen Movement Certificate (PDF)

Exceptional Citizen Movement Certificate (DOCX) 

  1. Handwritten Form

You can also write on a blank piece of paper:

First name / Last name

Home Address

Reason for travel (as mentioned in the above permitted categories) and destination address

Date, time, signature


Here you can find the instructions as they were published on gov.gr, the new portal of the Greek state.