Greece to lift all COVID-19 restrictions from May 1, 2022

Greece will lift all COVID-19 restrictions from May 1, 2022

In recent weeks, the number of cases of coronavirus infection in Greece has decreased, and now officials have announced that restrictions within the country will end from next month.

As of May 1, it will no longer be necessary to present a coronavirus vaccination certificate to enter bars, restaurants and attractions.

Masks will no longer be required indoors as of June 1, and if any changes to the list of places with a mask regime, additional information will appear.

Until the end of the tourist season, they promise not to drive or change anything else, that is, the next time this issue will be raised and considered by the authorities in the fall, in September . 

Greek Minister of Health Thanos Plevris confirmed the changes to the COVID-19 rules inside the country for this summer, and assured that the issue of lifting restrictions on the entry of foreign tourists is under consideration. 

Tourists visiting Greece today it is still necessary to present a valid vaccination certificate, a certificate of recovery or recent test results at the border. 

In early April, Greece softened the validity of vaccination certificates, extending them from seven to nine months. 

Unvaccinated foreigners aged five years and over must present proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, or a daily rapid antigen test from an authorized laboratory. 

Alternatively, unvaccinated travelers may present a certificate of recovery from the hospital. 

On Tuesday, April 12, 15,000 new cases of infection were reported throughout Greece

In the pre-pandemic year of 2019, 33 million people visited the country.

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