The Government confirmed on Friday the 29th of April that Greece entry rules have been abolished as of Sunday the 1st of May. This comes after some confusion surrounding a previous announcement.
From Sunday the 1st of May, fully vaccinated travellers to Greece will no longer need to follow any Covid-related Greece entry rules on arrival. This includes the suspension of the country’s Covid pass.
This decision to drop all Greece entry rules was made on Thursday the 28th of April, following a meeting involving Greece’s Ministry of Health and committee of experts. The Greek government then declared that it would accept the recommendation for the suspension of the Covid pass from the 1st of May, among other Covid entry rules being dropped.
This means that fully vaccinated travellers to Greece no longer need to show an EU Digital Covid Certificate, or the UK counterpart.
Vaccination certificates and proof are also no longer required for entry into venues such as bars and restaurants, with the venues returning to 100% capacity from the limited capacity pre-dating this lift in restrictions.
This announcement comes after some initial confusion surrounding mixed messages in the media. Earlier in April, Thanos Plevris, Greece’s Health Minister, announced that the Covid measures would be lifted from the 1st of May. However, in the past week there was some concern after Plevris claimed the entry rules could remain into May.
Following this newest announcement and the complete lift of Greece entry rules, it was stated that face masks and coverings will still be required until the 1st of June.
A spokesperson for GNTO said, “As of May 1, travellers visiting Greece will no longer need to show proof of Covid vaccination or a recovery certificate or a negative Covid test.
“The government also accepted the recommendation of the Committee of the Ministry of Health for the suspension of Covid pass from May 1, meaning that no proof of vaccination or recovery will be required to enter any indoor and outdoor venues.
“Indoor mask-wearing is set to remain in place until June 1, when a new announcement will follow.”
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