Greece to extend validity of COVID-PASS certificates

Health Minister Thanos Plevris said on Friday morning that Greece will change the validity of Covid vaccination and disease certificates, the so-called Covid-Pass, to comply with European Union directives.

“Vaccination certificate after the second dose of the vaccine expires after 9 months, and not after 7, as it is now,” Plevris told Skai TV channel. He noted that after revaccination, i.e. the third dose, there is no limitation on the validity of the certificate (for how long?).

And he added that the validity of the certificate of illness expires in six months, and not in three, as is currently the case in Greece. “The goal is to unify the validity of certificates throughout the European Union,” the minister stressed.

He did not say when the new deadlines would come into effect, but said the National Vaccination Committee is expected to make a ministerial decision next week.

Pleuris also said that perhaps next week the government will present a roadmap to lift the measures, stressing that “as summer approaches, the country will move closer to normality.”

reportedthat vaccination and disease certificates, i.e. Covid-Pass, will not be revoked, but it is discussed that they will not need to be presented to enter the premises during the summer months. Mr. Plevris added that the change would take place in May, but did not give a specific date.

According to the government’s original plan, the “cancellation” of the Covid-Pass screening was scheduled for April 18, but the country’s epidemiologists, at their weekly meeting on Wednesday, decided otherwise, as daily number of infections exceeds 20,000.



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