Greece changing Covid travel rules for Brits just before summer holidays – Birmingham Live

Greece is poised to lift its Covid rules – just in time for the summer holidays. The European holiday hotspot made the announcement on Thursday.

From May 1, Covid vaccine passports will be scrapped at bars, restaurants and attractions. Face masks will be dropped from June 1.

The Greek Minister for Health, Thanos Plevris, confirmed the ease in restrictions. Fully vaccinated Brits don’t need a pre-travel Covid test, but those who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated will need proof of a negative result. This can be either a PCR test taken within 72 hours before arrival, or an antigen test within 48 hours.

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From 2 May Greece joins a list of 15 European countries, including Sweden, Iceland, Madeira and Ireland, which have dropped all Covid-related travel rules. Earlier this month Cyprus announced it would be relaxing travel rules for Brits, including axing its pre-travel ‘flight pass’, and removing on-arrival Covid tests for unvaccinated travellers.

The country has also removed a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in outdoor spaces, although these are still mandatory indoors. The UK Foreign Office warns: “The use of a face mask is compulsory in all indoor public spaces for everyone aged 6 and above. Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a €300 fine.”

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