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COVID Cancellations: Greek Ferries

Galloglaigh

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Camino(s) past & future
Lycra tribe.
CF (2017/8), VF (2018/9), Old Way (2020), VFnS (2020), CP (rebooked) (2021), VdT (ToDo)
Had a ferry booked to connect the Via Francigena nel Sud to Greece but that is out of the question at least for this year. However the Greek government has issued the following instructions with regards to cancellations as follows

* According to the new act of legislative active, passengers with tickets for travel until 31/10/2020 who cannot travel due to travel restrictions, or who do not wish to travel due to uncertainty because of the pandemic or due to cancellation of their scheduled sailings must convert their tickets into open date tickets at least 24 hours prior their departure, which these can be used within the period of 18 months from the date of departure of their original tickets
* In case the passengers wish to travel on a date or in an accommodation category for the same or different destination with a higher fare, than the fare of the original tickets, the resulting fare difference should be paid
* In case that open tickets have not been used by the end of the 18 months period, then the passengers are entitled to receive the full of the fare of the open tickets, they have in their possession

So, as long as you remember you have the voucher (quite a few forget) and you wait 18 months, you can get your money back. Quite sensible from a Greek government point of view as it restricts cash outflows for the ferry companies but I think it kills the idea of claiming back a refund on the credit card.

Looks like I'll be going to Greece whether I like it or not.
 

Molly Cassidy

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Camino(s) past & future
Planning to start the Camino Frances from St Jean at the end of May (2020).
I don't know when you were thinking of going, but there were only 10 new cases of Covid-19 in Greece yesterday. The government is expected to begin lifting restrictions on Monday. All the cafés and tavernas here are getting ready to open. It really hasn't been bad in Greece at all and I expect Greece will be open for tourists sometime in the next couple of months (maybe sooner) but if you are outside Schengen it might not be so easy.
 
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