As of June 1st, travelers to the Mediterranean country of Greece will no longer be required to wear masks on planes or in indoor public spaces. Mask requirements persist for a few areas including public transport.
The long-awaited termination of the face mask mandate for air travel into and around Greece has finally ended. As of June 1st, travelers into the Mediterranean country of Greece will no longer be required to wear face masks on planes. The change also eliminates the requirement to wear masks when visiting indoor public spaces.
Face mask mandates continue to be enforced in a few specific situations including public transportation and hospitals.
The removal was cheered by tourists and those in Greece dependent on the tourism industry as a sign things may be returning to normal. And just in time for summer.
Greece’s Health Minister, Thanos Plevris, offered this statement, “Mandatory mask-wearing remains in hospitals, nursing homes and urban transport like buses, metro and trams,” in comments published in Schengen Visa Info.
The removal of the mandates comes on the heels of the European Union’s similar actions on May 16th with also removed face mask requirements for air travel. Greece had previously removed requirements to wear face masks in restaurants, bars, and night clubs.
Now, travelers to the popular tourist destination do not need to wear masks on their inbound flights, have or present vaccination status, or show their COVID-19 testing status.