The Greek authorities are looking for ways to vaccinate as many people as possible. The issue of vaccine privileges has been raised on several occasions. It seems that the first steps in this direction have been taken.
Yesterday the Greek newspaper Proto Thema presented the experts’ suggestions to its readers. Experts see the abolition of mandatory self-testing, free movement, and admission to closed restaurants as attractive bonuses for those who have received a full vaccination (both doses).
Stelios Petsas, Deputy Minister of the Interior, says privileges are necessary. They will help you see the “clear motive” that will be able to overcome the resistance of doubters and deniers prone to conspiracy theories. A good incentive will be the receipt of more freedom of movement by those who have been vaccinated, the possibility of visiting places that are now prohibited.
However, the Minister of Tourism Haris Theocharis assured that there would be no restaurants “only for the vaccinated” in the country. Greece has opened the tourist season and is trying to get out of the existing bans with minimal losses, gradually lifting them. The authorities pin great hopes on free self-testing – some groups of citizens regularly receive free coronavirus tests for admission to work or an educational institution.
Since June 1, a system of certificates has been launched in Greece. From July 1, the unified digital vaccination certificates, proposed in January by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, will be used throughout the European Union.