Risk is absent in most of the country; risk exists only in specified areas:
Locally acquired cases of malaria (P. vivax) have been confirmed in the regional units of Evros (municipalities of Alexandroupoli and Soufli) and Tessaloniki (municipality of Delta). Previous cases have also been reported from Achaia and Elis. Travellers visiting these areas should take meticulous anti-mosquito bite measures.
High risk months for Malaria are: May to October
Incidence of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria: 0%
Of the five species of human malaria parasites, Plasmodium falciparum is the most dangerous. The remaining percentage represents malaria infections that may be caused by one or more of the following parasites: Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium ovale, Plasmodium malariae, and Plasmodium knowlesi.
Suppressive medication is not recommended.
Travellers going to risk areas should follow meticulous anti-mosquito bite measures from dusk to dawn during the malaria season. Download IAMAT's whitepaper How to Protect Yourself Against Malaria for details.