Corona increase in Greece: compulsory vaccination! Also what vacationers need to know

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Greece was one of the first European countries to make the corona vaccine compulsory for some groups. What does this mean for your trip to Greece?

In the last few weeks, the number of corona patients in Greece has risen sharply. The 7-day event currently affects 133.4 infections per 100,000 people (as of July 13, source: Johns Hopkins University). In order to bring the number of new infections under control, Athens has chosen strict controls: Employees working in the maintenance and health sector should be vaccinated against Govt-19 by August. Otherwise, they face suspension, so they are fired without pay.

On Monday, July 14, Greek Prime Minister Griagos Mitsotakis announced new measures to control the corona epidemic. In a televised speech, according to Takesha, Mitsotakis said: “We must return the rights of those who have been vaccinated and finally convince those who are still skeptical.“But the pressure is not just on employees in the health sector: many activities affect citizens and tourists.

Milestone of Athens: Parthenon Temple on the Acropolis. For tourists to Greece, there are currently strict corona rules on the back site.

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Travel to Greece: Tourists here need corona vaccination certificate

From July 16, Takazov said, the rule would apply only to those who have been vaccinated are allowed to stay indoors inside restaurants and cultural institutions. The new Corona requirements are also suitable for travelers Restaurants, pubs, bars, theaters, cinemas and other leisure facilities can only be accessed if vaccinated.. It can be assumed that the companies involved strictly adhere to the rules. Because violations threaten severe penalties. The Southwest Publishing Operators of catering and entertainment businesses are required to pay a fine of up to 10,000 and close up to six weeks if requirements are exceeded.

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