On May 8, 2020 the Greek Minister of Shipping and Island Policy announced the new protocol for passengers travelling by ferry.
This protocol contains safety rules and standards for the seamless operation of coastal shipping vessels in Greece after the gradual lifting of the measures taken to curb the Covid-19 virus. That protocol was planned out by the Greek Ministry of Shipping in cooperation with EODY, Greece’s public health organization, and the Greek Ship-owners Association for Passenger Ships (SEEN).
However, those measures have caused reasonable concern to the Greek Ferry Operators as Covid-19 will apparently change the way we used to travel. According to the Ferry Operators, the operation of ferries at 50% of their capacity will cause financial suffocation to the companies and they will not be able to cope with the demand of July-August as also the number of active ferries has reduced.