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Greece’s bank holiday confusion as Covid rules are NOT scrapped this week

GREECE appears to be reversing the easing of its Covid rules in a blow to British holidaymakers.

It was suggested following a statement by Health Minister Thanos Plevris earlier this month All Covid entry rules would be scrapped from May 1st.

Greek sources have said the Covid entry rules will NOT be scrapped this week

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Greek sources have said the Covid entry rules will NOT be scrapped this weekCredit: Alamy

He said on April 12 that Covid cases in Greece were falling, meaning they would “proceed with suspending the protective measures put in place from May 1”.

Also hoping to be scrapped this week would be the requirement to show a vaccination card to enter bars and restaurants.

Then, from June 1st, the end of indoor mouthguards would follow.

However, sources have since said the scrapping of Covid entry rules will NOT happen this weekend.

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Instead, only vaccination certificates for bars and restaurants will be removed, so Brits will still have to show proof of vaccination to enter the country or a negative Covid test.

A source said Independently that there had been a “misunderstanding”, adding: “From May 1, no vaccination or proof of recovery will be required to enter indoor and outdoor venues.

“Based on the information we currently have, a certificate of vaccination or recovery is still required to enter the country.”

Sun Online Travel has contacted the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) for clarification.

Greece has already done so scrapped passenger tracking formswhich makes the holiday that little bit easier.

However, the blow is likely to hit thousands of Britons who were hoping to travel to Greece tomorrow over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

Many confused holidaymakers have hoped for answers on social media.

One person wrote: “Can you confirm if Greece will change its entry requirements for Britons traveling to Greece on May 1st? It’s all a bit confusing.”

Another asked Jet2: “Hi, can you please confirm that the entry requirements for Greece are changing on May 1st or 2nd for people who are not fully vaccinated? Or do you need proof of testing?”

Other European countries have relaxed their Covid rules in recent months.

Last month, France has abandoned its strict Covid vaccination card Requirement, meaning anyone can enter bars, restaurants and cinemas, as well as discarded face masks in public spaces.

Spain dropped its rule requiring masks indoors last week and Portugal announced a week later that more Covid rules would be scrapped, including a requirement to wear face masks in most indoor spaces.

The only thing that will be eliminated from May 1st is vaccination certificates for indoor venues

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The only thing that will be eliminated from May 1st is vaccination certificates for indoor venuesCredit: Alamy

https://www.thesun.ie/travel/8717349/greece-holiday-rules-covid-rules/ Greece’s bank holiday confusion as Covid rules are NOT scrapped this week

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