As of Monday, February 7th, there will be a small reprieve given by the government to citizens due to the bad weather of Elpis regarding the renewal of the vaccination certificate.
This means that those citizens who completed the vaccination and 7 months had passed before February 7 had to take the third booster dose, otherwise their vaccination certificates will be canceled from tomorrow. This applies to approximately 300,000 people. Health Minister Thanos Plevris said that “due to the fact that many of our fellow citizens who signed up for vaccination were unable to get vaccinated due to bad weather, the validity of the certificate has been extended from January 31 to February 7.”
Recently, the rules for issuing a certificate of illness have changed. Vaccinated people must present a positive rapid test result for the issuance of a disease certificate, while unvaccinated people must present a positive PCR molecular test.
In addition, from tomorrow Monday, those travelers who have a valid European certificate valid for 9 months will not be required to take a rapid test or PCR test to enter Greece. The measure applies to those who have been vaccinated. However, for individuals who have not been vaccinated, current regulations apply, meaning they must have a negative test to enter the country.
Health Minister Thanos Plevris said in a statement on ERT that “from Monday, February 7, entry into the country for those who have a valid European certificate will be carried out without a mandatory test.”
Until today, all those who have traveled to Greece were required to undergo a molecular test within 72 hours, or receive a negative rapid test result, 24 hours before arriving in Greece.
Also, from February 7, the current measures to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus infection remain in force for another week (until 06:00 on Monday, February 14, 2022).