Explanations regarding the mandatory vaccination measure for unvaccinated persons over 60 years old were presented today by Minister of Health Thanos Pleuris.
According to him, vaccination for people over 60 is becoming mandatory, and if the vaccinated do not make an appointment by January 16, they will pay an administrative fine of 100 euros. It will be charged monthly and paid until vaccinations are given. This is an administrative penalty that will be verified through the AADE tax system. This income will go to a special fund to support the national health system.
The second measure, which will be implemented from next week and does not have mandatory functions, is that a free self-test will be provided to all adult citizens. The first test will take place from December 6-11, and those who are sick and are in quarantine will be healthy by Christmas. The second test, which will be available for free, will take place after the holidays. The exact same event will be repeated from 3 to 7 January “to monitor the spread of the pandemic during the holidays.”
Note that during the briefing, Mr. Pleuris said that the first case of the Omicron mutation was discovered in Greece.
Two new complementary measures for the unvaccinated
The Christmas theme parks, which will open on these days, can only be entered by vaccinated or covid survivors, and minors will enter with self tests. That is, the unvaccinated will be “on the sidelines.”
Also, for those who want to visit Christmas parks and events, and are unvaccinated, one rapid test will not be enough, a PCR test will be required.