More passengers are allowed in private cars, taxis and tourist vans, according to the new JMC concerning the rules of keeping distances in public services,…….. to limit COVID-19 dispersion, co-signed by the Undersecretary of Infrastructure and Transport, Ioannis Kefalogiannis. The JMC is in force until 12 July 2020, whereupon the framework will be reviewed.
Specifically, for private use vehicles:
– For private passenger cars (ΕΙΧ) up to seven (7) positions, the transfer of three is allowed (3) passengers, more than the driver, versus two (2) in force.
– For passenger vehicles for private use (ΕΙΧ) eight (8) or nine (9) private use (ΕΙΧ), transfer of five is allowed (5) passengers plus driver, versus four (4) in force.
Similar provisions apply to double cabins, mixed-use and van-type vehicles.
In terms of commercial vehicles:
– For public passenger cars (EDX taxi, Special Lease) and private passenger cars (ΕΙΧ) vehicles with a driver up to seven (7) positions, the transfer of three is allowed (3) passengers, more than the driver, versus two (2) in force.
– For passenger vehicles eight (8) or nine (9) positions, public use (Special Lease EDC) and private passenger cars (ΕΙΧ) Vehicles with a driver's license are allowed to carry five (5) passengers plus driver, versus four (4) in force.
In the above cases permitted, flat’ exception, exceeding the passenger limit, if they are in the vehicle, in addition to the driver, only parents with their minor children. In case the children are adults, This assistance shall be established upon presentation of a police ID or other official document (passport or driver's license). This regulation also applies to privately owned vehicles.
Use a mask
The use of a protective mask by passengers and the driver is mandatory in the above cases involving commercial vehicles.
For any violation of the relevant provisions, a fine of one hundred and fifty is imposed (150) euros both to the driver of the vehicle and to the passengers.
End, air conditioning is recommended to be used with settings, so that the air is not recycled in combination with open windows. In case the air conditioning is used, the air should have a vertical flow and not a horizontal one, in order not to be directed at the faces of the passengers. In each case, natural ventilation with open windows is preferred.