Greece: Covid vaccination and recovery certificate not required from 1st May for all venues

Halkidiki Greece

Covid vaccination and recovery certificates will not be required from customers and patrons at any business in Greece starting on May 1, the country’s health minister told a press briefing on Wednesday.

Confirming the lifting of a series of public health safety measures, Thanos Plevris said that the requirement of one self-test a week is also being scrapped for pupils and educators at schools starting after the Easter break.

At workplaces, meanwhile, staff will only be required to take one rapid test a week from the current two, a measure also starting on May 1. 

The most radical change, however, will come on June 1, when masks will no longer be required in indoor public spaces. It was not apparent whether this will also apply to public transportation and supermarkets.

Last, but not least, the minister said that restrictions on occupancy rates at places like restaurants, shops and sports venues are also being lifted until August 31, when all the measures will be revisited.