"Starting from October 1, cash withdrawals without any restrictions are permitted. Starting from October 1, cash withdrawals amounting up to 5,000 euros [over $5,800] abroad are permitted. The decision also envisages the increase of the sum, which can be removed from Greece, from 3,000 to 10,000 euros," the Finance Ministry announced in a statement.
In addition, the sum that can be transferred by entities is increased from 40,000 to 100,000 euros per day.
The Greek debt crisis erupted in 2010, followed by a number of austerity packages adopted by the parliament, and several bailout payments provided by the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund.