September 21

Government issues travel advice for Greece

first_imgThe Australian government has issued updated travel advice for those venturing to Greece via the Smart Traveller website.The instruction updated on Friday 12 February is encouraging travellers to check with their transport or tour provider for information on road disruptions, which are likely to result in blockages at ports and airports. According to the website, “farmers are currently conducting approximately 75 road blockages nationwide, including on the Athens to Thessaloniki national road, the Patras to Korinthos highway and entrance/exit junctions to the Attiki Odos near Vari”.The past few weeks have seen local farmers protesting against the government’s proposal to suspend subsidies, in addition to social security reforms which will result in a tax high and pension contributions.The website also advised travellers to “follow local media for latest information”, but reassured that the level of the advice has not changed and that Australians are advised to “exercise normal safety precautions in Greece”. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more