Greece Drops Covid Entry Restrictions & Masks for Summer

Masks and proof of vaccination requirements are being scrapped in Greece.

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Masks and proof of vaccination requirements are being scrapped in Greece.

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Greece's Minister of Health, Thanos Plevris, announced no entry rules will apply for incoming travellers from May 2. According to SchengenVisaInfo.com, all travellers, regardless of where they come from, will not have to provide a valid Covid-19 vaccination, recovery or test certificate from that date.

Plevris emphasised that the vaccination and recovery certificates had been suspended for the vital summer period, not abolished altogether. "The measures will be reviewed in September,” local media quoted him as saying.

Restrictions scrapped for restaurants & bars

Greece is also dropping domestic COVID-19 restrictions. People will be able to enter cafes, restaurants, bars and other public indoor and outdoor spaces without being required to display proof of Covid-19 vaccination, recovery or testing. Masks will not be required indoors from June 1.

The country, famed for its beaches, islands and history, is a popular European summer tourism hotspot, attracting more than 30 million visitors a year prior to the pandemic.

Greece already scrapped mandatory passenger locator forms in March.

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