Travellers to Greece without booster shot after 7 months subject to same restrictions as locals

Greece introduces 10-day quarantine for international travellers

Secretary-General for Primary Health Care, Marios Themistokleous clarified on Monday evening that also the European Digital Vaccination Certificate will have an expiration time of seven months when the travellers are in Greece. They will therefore be subject to the same restrictions as the Greeks, who have not received the booster shot seven months after their two doses of vaccination against Covid-19.

Themistokleous made the clarification during the Live Briefing broadcast by ERT TV on the course of the vaccination program in Greece.

Clarification was necessary as Greece currently accepts travellers with the 9-month validity European Digital Vaccination Certificate, however, only for travelling into the country.

The clarification came as those without a booster shot seven months after their full vaccination with two doses will be considered as “unvaccinated” from Monday, February 7, 2022.

Like the real “unvaccinated” citizens, those over 18 years old without the booster shot will not be allowed into the indoor spaces of restaurants, cafes, entertainment venues, gyms, cinemas, theatres and museums.

It is not clear for how long this measure will be in force but it is expected to be lifted once the number of daily deaths, intubations and cases has significantly decreased.