GREECE has scrapped all of its Covid travel rules in time for the summer holidays – giving Brits a welcome boost.
Since yesterday, holidaymakers no longer need to show they are vaccinated or have had a Covid test to enter the country.
Greece has scrapped more Covid rules in time for the summerCredit: Reuters
Brits no longer need to show Covid tests or vaccines to enter the countryCredit: AFP
Despite confusion – after sources suggested the rules would stay in place until next month – Brits travelling to the country no longer need to be vaccinated.
The UK government website states: “The Greek Government has confirmed that from May 1, travellers arriving from the UK, USA and European Union countries are exempt from the requirement to show a vaccine certificate, proof of a negative test, or a certificate of recovery from Covid to enter Greece.”
Also since May 1, Greece ditched the requirement to show proof of vaccinations to enter shops, restaurants and attractions.
The only Covid travel rule remaining in place is regarding the wearing of face masks in public venues which will be scrapped from June 1.
Greek officials have also stressed that the removal of the Covid rules will be in place until August 31.
The Covid situation in the country will then be re-evaluated – and any spikes in new cases could lead to them being reintroduced.
Last month, Greece scrapped Passenger Locator Forms, making it easier for Brits to travel to the country.
If you fancy a holiday to Greece, we’ve found some of the biggest holiday bargains.
May half term holidays can still be found for as little as £424pp, while the TUI Blue has holiday deals from £242pp, including to Greek holiday hotspots.
And easyJet has launched more Greek flights for the summer from £25.99 due to demand.
Other European countries have been relaxing their Covid rules in recent months.
France has ditched its strict Covid vaccine passport requirement, meaning anyone can enter bars, restaurants and cinemas, as well as scrapped face masks in public spaces.
And Spain dropped its rule requiring masks indoors, along with Portugal.
Face masks will also be scrapped from June 1Credit: Getty