Entry into Greece without mandatory test from Monday for those with an active European vax cert

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From Monday, entry into Greece for those who have an active European certificate will be done without a mandatory test, Health Minister Thanos Plevris told ERT.

For his part, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias characterised the decision to lift obligatory tests for citizens with an active European Covid certificate as a step to strengthen tourist flows to Greece.

The decision follows a series of measures that, according to market participants, make it easier for potential visitors to plan their trip to Greece.

Kikilias stated in this regard: "Our country is preparing this year to welcome visitors earlier than any other time from March 1 for the summer season."

"Greek tourism has shown remarkable resilience in the past two years, sending a strong message of security to travelers in our country and it will do the same this year," he added.

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Earlier, the Minister of Health spoke to ANT1 about the suspension of the contract that applies to unvaccinated health workers, the Health Minister said that "we do not think of extending the suspension to those who have not done the boosting dose of the vaccine."

He added that "for those health workers who have not been vaccinated, the suspension of the contract expires on March 31."

"On March 31, the Government will either extend this deadline or say that vaccination is a prerequisite for someone to offer their services to the health services," the minister said.

"No decision has been made yet, however my suggestion is that whoever is not vaccinated, can not be in the health services," he added.

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The first cruise ship of 2022 docked at the port of Volos on Friday morning.

The Norwegian-flagged Viking Sky arrived at Volos port at 07:00 from the port of Piraeus.

The luxurious cruise ship has 308 passengers, mostly American and British nationals, and 436 people staff.

During the 11-hour stop at Volos, the passengers will visit monuments and archaeological sites in the area.

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