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Thousands of Covid-tests, masks with tampered expiration dates; two arrests

Greek police arrested two foreign nationals who were illegally storing and trafficking in the market expired medical masks and Covid-19 self-tests after tampering the expiration dates. The arrested were planning to market millions of masks and self-tests, which, according to health authorities were dangerous to public health. The total benefit …

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Covid-19 measures for schools: No masks but “soap & water for visibly dirty hands”

Greece’s National Health Care organization EODY issued a series of measures for schools in order to reduce the transmission of respiratory infections such as Covid-19, influenza and others. The “measures” or better say “recommendations” were issued late on Thursday as schools resume operation after the Christmas holidays. Worth noting that …

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Greece’s Infections Committee recommends the Masks return

Greece’s National Committee for Infections decided on Thursday to recommend the use of masks in closed spaces, hospitals and health facilities as well as in public transport means after the constant increase of hospitalizations due to Covid-19  and the low rate of updated vaccination. Over 1,600 people are currently hospitalized …

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Greece abolishes mandatory Covid-masks in hospitals; Exceptions

Greece abolishes the mandatory use of masks against Covid-19 by personnel in hospitals and health structures. There are exceptions, though, for personnel dealing with high risk groups of patients. The Health Ministry decision published on the official gazette on Monday, July 23, 2023. A new lifting of measures against the …

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Greece ends use of masks in public transport-Exceptions, tests

Greece’s Health Ministry ends the compulsory use of face masks against Covid-19 on public transport means that was obligatory since April 2020. The measure goes into effect on Monday, March 27, 2023. Note that many passengers stopped wearing the obligatory masks in public transport since the government relaxed general protection …

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Greece adopts negative Covid-test, masks for travelers from China

Negative covid-19 test, masks and checks on travelers from China at the airports of Greece is what the government decided on Thursday at an emergency meeting at the office of prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis The coronavirus outbreak in China and the XBB1.5 mutation has put also the government on alert, …

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Greece’s Pediatricians urge the return of face masks indoors

The Panhellenic Federation of Freelance Pediatricians proposes the return of the universal use of the protective face masks indoors, due to the concern that prevails with the development of the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Pediatricians, the estimates of the European Center for Infection Prevention (ECDC) on the spread of …

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Greece Civil Aviation: “Mask recommendation” for flight passengers

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority CAA issued a statement saying that the use of mask in air travel is “optional” and not “mandatory” from 1. June 2022. CAA Announcement The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announces to the passenger public that, as of today, Wednesday, June 1, 2022, the health restriction Covid-19, …

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EU authorities drop mandatory mask in airplanes and airports

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) issued an update on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, to the health safety measures for air travel, paving the way for a relaxation of the need to wear medical masks on board a flight, but …

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