Numerous relaxations of the corona rules come into force in Greece. However, restrictions apply only to those who have been vaccinated and who have recovered, to those who have not been vaccinated.
Munich / Athens – aftermath of the debt crisis, coronavirus pandemic *, severe forest fires and record heat – Greece has not had an easy time. But Greece is obviously working its way out again. This year the country in the southern Balkans experienced a real tourism boom.
Corona in Greece: Far-reaching easing – also on popular holiday islands
In the second quarter, the 14 million-inhabitant state was one of the few countries in the world to regain the level of economic output from the time before the Corona crisis *. This is what the world writes – and reports from many tourists from the USA and France. As of Saturday, October 9th, numerous relaxations of the Corona rules have come into force – at least for those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered *.
Bars, restaurants, cafés, fitness studios and cinemas will in future again be able to allow the maximum number of guests in their interiors. Insofar as they can provide evidence of a vaccination against Corona * or have recovered from an infection with the virus in the past six months. Even more: The Greek police announced that they would strictly control evidence of vaccinated and convalescent people. There is no mask requirement in the named indoor areas. However, there is no talk of negative tests as a sufficient protective measure.
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Mini-lockdowns for the so-called red regions of Thessaloniki, Larissa, Chalkidiki, Kilkis, Argolida, Kastoria, Imathia, Pieria, Pella, Kavala, Xanthi and Drama were also lifted on October 9th. Of course, the new Corona rules * also apply to the holiday islands popular with tourists such as Crete, Rhodes, Santorin or Mykonos. Greece is one of the countries that have cracked down on mandatory vaccinations. This applies to employees in the health sector. Reason enough for the big all-clear? It is not so.
Corona in Greece: Relaxation on vacation islands like Corfu, Mykonos or Santorin
Holiday islands such as Corfu, Mykonos and Santorini recently had above-average 7-day incidences *, whereas in the greater Athens area the incidence was below 100. Nevertheless, Greece is venturing far-reaching easing. The tourism boom is reportedly expected to continue and the economy to experience a further boom. (pm) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA