ATHENS (AFX) – Foreigners should be able to continue indefinitely withdraw money in Greece. The measures envisaged by the government in Athens, capital controls do not apply to visitors to the country, as Greek media reported in the night to Monday. With foreign bank cards, there are no barriers. Otherwise applies a limit on withdrawals from 60 euros. Previously, there was talk of a limit of 100 euros. The government had already announced the closure of banks beginning of the week.
With the measures, a possible rush to the banks to be prevented, which are dependent on emergency aid for months. Even a flight of capital abroad is to be stopped. Anxious consumers and businesses had recently raised large amounts of cash from their accounts because of the crisis surrounding the country’s finances. / ASA / DP / eg