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Greece to scrap negative COVID-19 test demand for travellers

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Greece will allow tourists with a European vaccination certificate to enter the country without having to show a negative test for COVID-19 from February 7, Reuters reports.

The new rules were announced by Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Sunday.

Previously, air passengers, including children above the age of five, had to show a rapid antigen test taken 24 hours before arrival or a PCR test no more than 72 hours old to enter Greece.

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But Greece’s Tourism Minister, Vassilis Kikilias, said a valid digital European Union vaccination certificate will now suffice from February 7.

Greece’s Tourism Minister, Vassilis Kikilias.

This news comes as Greece prepares to welcome tourists in March, which is much earlier than in past years.

Greece is currently reporting an average of around 18,000 cases per day, with the volume of cases on a downward trend.

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Masks must be worn in all indoor and outdoor public spaces, whilst travellers may be required to wear two masks or an N95/FFP2 mask on public transport and in supermarkets.

Source: Reuters.

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