HOLIDAYMAKERS heading to Greece this summer have been given a boost after the country confirmed most of its Covid restrictions would be lifted.
Coronavirus infections in Greece have been falling in recent weeks – and officials have now announced that Restrictions within the country will come to an end until next month.
From May 1, people will no longer need to present a coronavirus vaccination card to enter bars, restaurants and other attractions.
Wearing masks indoors will no longer be mandatory from June 1, with more details on venues that still require them.
All measures are to be re-evaluated after the high season in September.
Greek Health Minister Thanos Plevris confirmed the change in Covid restrictions for Brits planning to visit the country this summer, but said lifting entry restrictions was being looked at.
Tourists visiting Greece from the UK must still present a valid vaccination, recovery or test certificate to enter the country.
Earlier this month, Greece relaxed its Covid vaccine rules in terms of vaccination certificates.
Greece has extended the validity from seven to nine monthsso the vaccination card lasts two months longer – which makes it easier for Britons to travel.
Unvaccinated Brits aged five and over must provide a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours of arrival or a rapid antigen test from an authorized laboratory performed within 24 hours of arrival.
Alternatively, unvaccinated travelers can show one Certificate of recovery from Covid to enter.
As of Tuesday, April 12, only 15,000 new infections were reported in Greece.
Before the outbreak of the pandemic, Greece was enjoying a healthy level of tourism – particularly from the UK and Germany – giving the economy a strong boost.
In 2019, the country attracted 33 million visitors.
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