Today it has finally been confirmed that Greece is suspending some of the restrictions related to the coronavirus from May 2. It seems that after two years of stringent pandemic requirements and additional formalities checked when crossing the border, the upcoming holidays look quite normal.
Today's meeting of the Committee of Experts of the Ministry of Health unanimously proposed major changes for both travelers to Greece and Greek citizens. The Commission's proposal was accepted by the government there, and more detailed explanations are to follow soon.
The most important issue that tourists planning a vacation in Greece are waiting for is the suspension of the mandatory EU COVID certificate when crossing the border.
Greek citizens, on the other hand, are more interested in the fact that from May onwards, restrictions on the admissible number of people in public places will no longer apply. The obligation to show covid passes when entering closed rooms of restaurants, cultural and sports facilities, etc. is also suspended.
Unvaccinated Greek workers will be required to do one quick test per week. Until now, the unvaccinated had to perform this test twice a week. The exceptions are hospital employees for whom the obligation to repeat the test twice a week has been maintained.
Unfortunately, in May it will still be obligatory to use masks indoors and while using transport. The use of masks is also recommended outdoors, wherever there are large groups of people. The Minister of Health announced that the epidemic situation will be monitored all the time, and the next decisions to ease the restrictions can be expected at the beginning of June.