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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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Greece’s experts postpone decision for masks outdoors

The Epidemiologists’ Committee advising the Greek government on pandemic measures decided on Wednesday to keep the mandatory use of masks outdoors in force. The issue is most likely to be discussed at the committee meeting next week, media report. All media in the country had reported earlier today that the …

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Greece scraps mandatory Covid-test for travelers from USA, Canada, Australia

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority modified its latest air directive (NOTAM) and scrapped the requirement of mandatory Covid-19 for travelers from the United States, Canada and Australia. Travelers from these three countries will not longer have to present a negative Covid-19 test, provided they have a vaccination certificate or a certificate …

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Health minister says Greece has no plans to expand mandatory vaccinations

Despite experts’ warnings of soaring Covid-19 infections, Health Minister Thanos Plevris on Friday said the government did not plan to expand mandatory vaccinations against the virus. Plevris statement comes after at least two health experts said on Thursday that mandatory vaccination should be applied also to other groups than the …

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Mandatory Covid-19 test on arrival for unvaccinated passengers from 16 countries

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority extended the air directive (notam) regarding Covid-19 requirements and conditions of international flight passengers to enter Greece. At the same time, the notam provides that unvaccinated passengers arriving form 16 countries will have undergo a Covid-19 test upon arrival regardless of their nationality. The notam is …

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Greece to announce decision on mandatory vaccinations next week

A decision on whether vaccination against Covid-19 will become mandatory for specific professional groups will be announced next week, government spokeswoman Aristotelia Peloni told reporters at the briefing on Thursday. Peloni said the decision will be based on the recommendations of the National Bioethics Committee. According to media, the mandatory …

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Mandatory vaccination against Covid-19 for EMAK disaster units

All members of Greece’s Special Units for Disaster Management (EMAK) must be vaccinated against Covid-19 by June 11 or move to other units of the Fire Brigades, the Service leadership has decided. According to an order issued on Tuesday by the Fire Department, firefighters on the emergency units are free …

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