Greece removes all travel restrictions

15, Apr 2022 | nepaltraveller.com

Starting the 2nd of May, Greece is to remove all COVID-19 related travel restrictions, bracing itself for the peak tourist season this summer.

Starting the 2nd of May, Greece is to remove all COVID-19 related travel restrictions, bracing itself for the peak tourist season this summer.

The nation joins a list of 15 other European countries, including Sweden, Madeira and Cyprus, which have dropped entry rules as infection rates stabilise.

Greece anticipates a  high number of visitors this year, with officials predicting revenues reaching 80% of 2019 levels, a record year before the pandemic brought travel to a halt.

Measures to be removed include vaccine certificates, recovery certificates and the requirement to wear masks in indoor public places from next month.

Greece’s Minister for Health, Thanos Plevris stated that due to the stabilisation of COVID in Greece, the country will proceed with the suspension of the protection measures. But he emphasised that the measures were being suspended, not abolished, and that the rules would be reviewed in September.

Travellers will no longer be required to take a pre-travel test, quarantine or provide proof of vaccination to enter the country. On the ground, visitors will no longer have to wear a mask in indoor spaces such as hotel lobbies, or show vaccine certificates to gain entry to certain venues.

Covid infections in the country have fallen in recent weeks, with authorities recording 15,000 infections and 64 deaths on 12 April. Out of a population of 11 million, some 72% are fully vaccinated.

 

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