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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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Civil Aviation Covid-notam for flight passengers China-Greece

Air passengers from China will need a negative Covid-19 test, a PCR or a rapid test, Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority announced in a air directive (notam) issued late on Monday. The measure refers to all passengers on direct flights from China to Greece regardless of their nationality. All travelers from …

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Molecular Covid-tests at 5 Greek airports to locate possible mutations

The 6th Health district will collect samples to conduct molecular PCR tests for COVID-19 at five Greek airports with international flights. The collected samples aim to locate possible new mutations of the virus as part of a research study. According to an announcement, the 6th Health district in cooperation with …

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Greece’s uninsured patients can only get prescription drugs/tests at public facilities. Exceptions

Uninsured patients in Greece will not longer be able to have regular drugs, laboratory tests and screenings free of charge or against a small percentage of payment from the own pocket  if these are prescribed by private doctors. The decision goes into effect from 1. July 2022. Following a series …

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Greece Civil Aviation issues new Covid-instructions for flight passengers

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced on Sunday the new flight instructions with the conditions of entry into Greece to limit the spread of COVID-19 disease. The new instructions exclude vaccinated passengers with European Digital Covid Certificate from manadoty covid-test. The new flight instructions are valid from Monday, February 7, …

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Greece reopens schools as planned on Jan 10; more testing due to record infections

Schools in Greece will reopen as scheduled on Monday, January 10, following the Christmas and New Year’s holidays and despite the fact that daily infections hit one more record, exceeding 50,000 in the past 24 hours. The reopening is to take place with more testing for students and teachers, vaccinated …

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Health Ministry clarifies requirements for dentists visits, after uproar over Covid-tests

Patients will not have to provide a coronavirus test to their dentists during a regular visit, the Health Ministry clarified on Tuesday, after an uproar over media reports obliging patients to either a rapid or a molecular test. Exceptionally, the ministry said, patients expected to be operated on or undergo …

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Greece’s new “pandemic”: 10 vaccination centers under scrutiny for fake certificates, tests

This seems to be the new “pandemic” in Greece: fake vaccination certificates and fake documents certifying illness with Covid-19. Authorities have taken under scrutiny at least ten vaccination centers across the country as denouncements keep coming in. Involved seem to be in the majority doctors, nursing personnel and administrative staff …

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Greece: 2,472 coronavirus cases, 8 deaths; geographic distribution

Greece’s health authorities announced on Saturday 2,472 new coronavirus cases and 8 Covid-related deaths in the past 24 hours. The number of intubated Covid-patients in hospitals Intensive Care Units increased to 133. Slowly but gradually admissions to hospital increase and so does theenumber of intubated covid-patients. Vaccinations Stand July 23, …

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