Ger­mans try to cope with Greek rules

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The Ger­man me­dia has recorded some con­fu­sion cre­ated by the new Pas­sen­ger Lo­ca­tor Form (PLF) that trav­el­ers to Greece need to fill in ad­vance.

Die Welt news­pa­per wrote that Greece has opened up for in­ter­na­tional ar­rivals at all its air­ports, but un­der a set of rules as­so­ciate with strict safety pro­to­cols. They al­low en­try in the country only af­ter the sub­mis­sion of a PLF, while doc­tors per­form in­spec­tions at all air­ports on the main­land and the is­lands, the Ger­man daily re­ported.

“Com­pared to other Euro­pean coun­tries, Greece has a par­tic­u­larly low rate of coro­n­avirus cases, and through these mea­sures it at­tempts to avert the ex­pan­sion of the virus via tourism,” it added.

The news web­site of Deutsche Telekom, t-on­line.de, re­ported that the manda­tory form gen­er­ated con­fu­sion and that tourists are threat­ened with fines if they have not com­pleted them, which would mean they are un­able to pro­duce the nec­es­sary bar­code upon in­spec­tion.

“Ac­cord­ing to the Ger­man Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs, fail­ure to pro­duce this bar­code could re­sult in a fine of up to 500 eu­ros, while some air­lines are re­fus­ing to take pas­sen­gers with­out a bar­code,” it re­ported.

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