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Health, Safety and Security

Security and Safety

Athens, with its rich history, breathtaking architecture, and warm hospitality, offers an unforgettable experience for all travellers. Your safety and security while visiting this magnificent city are their top priority. Here's a simple guide to help you enjoy Athens with peace of mind:

  1. Be aware of your surroundings: Stay vigilant, especially in crowded areas like tourist spots, markets, and transportation hubs. Keep an eye on your belongings at all times.
  2. Use reliable transportation: Choose licensed taxis or official transportation services for safe travel around Athens. The Athens Metro is a safe and efficient option for getting around the city.
  3. Be cautious at night: While Athens is generally safe, it's wise to exercise caution when exploring at night. Stick to well-lit areas and avoid isolated streets. Consider using reputable transportation or arranging a safe ride back to your accommodation if you're out late.
  4. Respect local customs and laws: Familiarise yourself with local customs and laws to avoid misunderstandings. Dress modestly when visiting religious sites and refrain from engaging in illegal activities.
  5. Stay informed: Keep updated on local events and potential safety risks. Monitor local news, follow travel advisories, and register with relevant authorities if needed.
  6. Secure your accommodation: Choose hotels with secure entrances and positive reviews. Use hotel safes to store valuables during your stay.
  7. Prepare beforehand: Know emergency contact numbers for local services and your embassy or consulate. Keep essential documents like your passport and travel insurance in a secure place

Hygiene and Health

Your health and wellbeing remain our top priority, and we want to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for all attendees. Although there are no longer formal COVID-19 restrictions in place, we understand the importance of continued safety measures. As such, the conference team will provide masks and offer COVID tests on-site as a precautionary measure. These will be available at the registration desk. We encourage everyone to take advantage of these resources, even if you have been fully vaccinated.

If you test positive for COVID-19 during the event, please do not enter the event areas and inform the SEE 12 Meeting organisation team at [email protected]. We will keep your information confidential and only use it to inform other on-site attendees without revealing your identity. Revealing this information is not obligatory but will help minimise the spread of the virus and help us have a safe meeting. We will only keep your personal data for one week after receiving the report.

Visit the government's website for more information on COVID-19 prevention measures.