Greece’s health and civil protection authorities announced on Wednesday afternoon the scraping of obligatory face masks outdoors independently of whether people are inoculated or not, as well as the end of the night curfew currently from 1:30 until 5:00 a.m. They also announced the lifting of some other restrictions and/or obligations, especially for workers and gym goers.
Head of Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias said that citizens will be allowed to not wear a mask outdoors where there is no crowding.
The measure goes into effect at 5 a.m. Thursday, June 24, 2021.
The masks remain obligatory in closed spaces including stores and public transport (buses, metro, ships, airplanes etc).
The night curfew will be scrapped from Monday, June 28, 2021. It was originally scheduled to be banned on July 1.
Other measures also valid from June 28:
No self-test for inoculated workers and people at gyms. 15 days after the full inoculation (2 doses or one for Johnson&Johnson).
Up to 10 people at tables in restaurants, cafes, bars
Up to 120 people per 1000 sq meters in organized beaches.
Receptions: maximum limit remains at 300 people
Hardalias said also that high risk (Group B and A) civil servants, inoculated or not, may return to work. Group B with physical presence, Group A in positions not in contact with the public.
The public can visit public services with previous appointment but not exclusively with that. Mask is obligatory inside the public services and at queues of people waiting outside.
Authorities stressed that the epidemiological picture in Greece has significantly improved, however, the pandemic has not disappeared.
The main message is: We are outdoors without masks but with indoors and when necessary.
Hardalias warned the residents of the islands Paros, Kos, Rhodes and Ikaria of an increase of coronavirus infections.
More information on coronavirus in Greece, including geographical distribution (daily reports) here.