May 1 Greece Will Lift Certain Covid-19 Travel Restrictions

In an effort to boost tourism, Greece has announced that all key COVID-19 limitations would be lifted from 1st May 2022. As a result, beginning next month, travelers planning to visit Greece will no longer be required to provide evidence of immunization, a COVID-19 negative test results, or confirmation of recovery.

With this decision, Greece has become the latest nation to declare its intention to return to pre-pandemic conditions. Travelers were reportedly allowed to enter the country again in May 2021, but they were required to comply with numerous requirements, including proof of immunization, proof of booster shots, proof of recovery, and a negative PCR report that was not older than 72 hours or a rapid antigen test performed within 24 hours of their arrival. It was necessary for everyone older than 5 years of age to adhere to the guidelines.

In addition, Minister of Health Thanos Plevris has agreed to repeal the mask requirement (with few exceptions) in June, effective immediately.

The minister said, “I’m not going to lie, I’m a little bit nervous about this.” “We are unveiling the roadmap for de-escalation of the actions against the Covid-19 epidemic, which is based on epidemiological data and the recommendations of the specialists. All steps will be evaluated on September 1st, depending on the state of the pandemic at that point.”

Greece has likewise discontinued the use of the passenger locator form and has joined a growing number of European countries in eliminating all COVID-19 requirements. Recently, the Netherlands and France withdrew pre-arrival testing for tourists who had been vaccinated, and Switzerland is preparing to lift its entrance restrictions on May 2, according to the Swiss government.

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