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Health Ministry : Doctors, dentists to decide if patient needs Rapid test ahead of examination

Confusion about whether patients will need a Rapid test to visit a medical doctor or a dentist in Greece may come to an end after a relevant ministerial decision was published in the official gazette and is in effect as of today, Monday, September 27, 2021.

The latest ministerial decision stipulates that:

“Patients who come to a public or private health facility for an invasive examination or for an examination that may cause aerosols, undergo a laboratory test using rapid antigen tests (rapid test) within 48 hours before the examination.”

It is the Panhellenic Medical Association and the Hellenic Dentists’ Federation that will specialize the test requirements, the ministerial decision reportedly added.

After several announcements that created confusion among vaccinated and unvaccinated patients and accompanying persons and uproar among dentists, the newly appointed Health Minister finally decided to let the experts directly involved to decide.

In simple Greek: Ask your doctor or dentist whether you would need a Rapid test before a visit or examination.

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