Update of protocols for the safe operation of museums, monuments and archaeological sites under the responsibility of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Imathia
The Ephorate of Antiquities of Imathia welcomes the visitors of museums, monuments and archaeological sites under its jurisdiction, applying the updated health protocols of safe operation within the measures of protection of public health from the risk of further spread of the COVID- 19 coronavirus as follows:
Museums and monuments
Archaeological Site of Aigai, Museum of the Royal Tombs. Maximum number of visitors at a time: 30. Maximum stay inside the museum: 90′.
Archaeological Museum of Veria. Maximum number of guests at a time: 20. Maximum stay: 60 ‘.
Byzantine Museum of Veria. Maximum number of guests at a time: 60. Maximum stay: 90 ‘.
Old Cathedral of Veria. Maximum number of visitors each time: 20. Maximum stay time: 30 ‘.
Church of Agios Patapios. Maximum number of guests at a time: 15. Maximum stay: 15 ‘.
Only people who have been vaccinated or become ill during the last trimester are allowed to enter.
Guests enter after a mandatory demonstration upon entry of the following :
- Vaccination certificate
• Fully vaccinated are considered:
- those who have completed at least fourteen (14) days of vaccination for COVID-19 coronavirus and demonstrate a vaccination certificate with simultaneous identification of the holder;
(ii) those who have completed at least fourteen (14) days before the COVID-19 coronavirus vaccination with one (1) dose of COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine due to their COVID-19 coronavirus disease and demonstrate full coverage – recovery and vaccination with simultaneous screening. Especially for those who have reached the age of sixty and a period of at least seven (7) months has elapsed from the administration of the second dose or, in the case of single-dose vaccines, from the administration of the single dose, fully vaccinated are considered those who have received and the booster dose.
– From 1.2.2022, those adults who have been vaccinated and a period of at least seven (7) months has elapsed from the administration of the second dose or, in the case of single-dose vaccines, from the administration of the single dose, are considered fully vaccinated if they have received booster dose.
– Ιn case of illness of a fully vaccinated individual, the use of a vaccination certificate is not allowed for the time length provided by the applicable health protocols.
2. Certificate of illness from Covid-19, issued within 14 days after the first positive test and is valid for 90 days.
i) Specifically, the disease certificates issued from 17.7.2021 to 31.10.2021 either after laboratory testing by PCR method or after testing using rapid coronavirus antigen detection COVID-19 (rapid test) remain valid up to one hundred eighty (180) days after the first positive test and in any case not beyond 31.1.2022.
ii) The validity of disease certificates issued from 1.11.2021 to 4.12.2021 either after laboratory test by PCR method or after test using rapid coronavirus antigen detection COVID-19 (rapid test) lasts ninety (90) days.
The above certificates are displayed either printed from the digital platform www.gov.gr or electronically through the individual’s mobile device or through a special digital application (art. 182. N 4876/2021). Certificates from foreign countries (outside the European Union) are displayed in paper form.
The identity check can also be performed by simply displaying the identification data that the person has stored digitally, in the form of a document, on the mobile device through a special application. Minors from four (4) to (17) years old can alternatively submit a negative self-test statement of the last 24 hours.
We remind you that throughout the visit the following are mandatory:
• The use of a protective mask.
The following are excluded from the obligation to use a mask:
a) persons for whom the use of a mask is not indicated for medical reasons proven by the appropriate documents, such as due to respiratory problems and
b) children under the age of four (4) years.
• The use of an alcoholic solution when entering the premises.
• Keeping a distance of 1.5m. between individuals [one (1) person per 2sq.m.].
During guided visits:
In group tours, the distances and the prescribed measures should be strictly observed, wireless tour should be used and the use of common devices (tablets, headphones, etc.) should be avoided.
In a special brochure distributed at the ticket office of museums, visitors will receive all the necessary information and instructions for their visit.
Open Archaeological sites
a) Archaeological site of Aigai: Ancient Theater
b) Archaeological site of Mieza: Nymfaio
c) Archaeological Site of Agios Patapios (except the area of the Baptistery / Diocese which remains closed).
During the visit to the above open archeological sites:
• The use of a protective mask is mandatory, where congestion is observed, as well as the observance of distances of 1.5m. among the visitors [one (1) person per 2sq.m.].
• In group tours, the distances and the prescribed measures should be strictly observed, wireless tour should be used and the use of common devices (tablets, headphones, etc.) should be avoided.