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About summer months: Greece lifts mask requirement indoors

2022-05-18T19:02:50.521Z

From June, people in Greece will no longer have to wear masks inside shops, restaurants, theaters and museums. The easing should initially apply until the end of the tourist high season.



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Tourists visit the Acropolis Museum in Athens

Photo: ALEXANDROS VLACHOS / EPA

Greece will largely lift the mask requirement over the summer months.

Wearing a mouth and nose protector will no longer be mandatory from June 1 in most areas, including on airplanes and long-distance transport, Health Minister Thanos Plevris said on Wednesday.

In hospitals, nursing homes and in local public transport, the mask requirement remains in force.

The new regulation should initially apply until mid-September, when the tourism season subsides again.

However, wearing a mask is still recommended by the authorities.

The Greek government began lifting restrictions earlier this year to boost tourism.

The industry accounts for about a quarter of the country's economic output.

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Source: spiegel

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