Are you going on a holiday to Greece? The country will CANCEL pandemic measures during the summer season

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For the first time in two years, the Greeks will be able to celebrate Orthodox Easter publicly.

For the first time in two years, the Greeks will be able to celebrate Orthodox Easter publicly.

Illustrative image for the article Are you going on holiday to Greece?  The country will CANCEL pandemic measures during the summer season

Photo: Eva Mikulová

Greece announced on Wednesday that it will lift pandemic measures during the summer tourist season, such as wearing indoor drapes or the obligation to prove vaccination certificates. The Greek authorities are still considering whether to reintroduce measures against the spread of coronavirus in September. TASR has taken over the report from Reuters.

Vaccination certificates

From 1 May to 31 August, Greece will not be required to enter the indoor or outdoor areas, including restaurants, to receive vaccinations or covid. Local officials are also considering lifting the requirement to present a digital covid certificate when entering the country.

From the beginning of May, students and teachers will not have to test regularly in schools every week. From June 1, wearing towels will not be mandatory indoors.

Wearing drapes

For the first time in two years, the Greeks will be able to publicly celebrate the Orthodox Easter, which falls on April 24 this year. At the same time, there will be no restrictions on the number of people at meetings, churches or other events, the AP agency writes.

However, wearing veils is still recommended at crowded public events.

Health Minister Thanos Plevris argued that the relaxation of the rules is “Based on epidemiological data and expert recommendations”. In recent weeks, the number of infected people in the country has fallen – on Tuesday, they recorded 15,000 infected and 64 deaths in Greece.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, they have recorded almost 3.2 million cases and more than 28,000 deaths. About 72 percent of Greece’s 11 million people are fully vaccinated.

In 2019, more than 33 million people visited Greece, one of southern Europe’s most sought-after summer destinations – most of them British and German. A high number of tourists are expected in the country this year as well.

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Source: TASR

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