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Travelban, new rules and unexpected flying restrictions:

Latest country restrictions:

Total doses
given
5.8M
People fully
vaccinated
2.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
45.68%
Public Place:
First stage of lifting measures started; allowing the opening of businesses that meet certain requirements; 06/05/2020: more shops open; 20/05/2020: All retail stores; including those in shopping centers; can be opened subject to compliance with anti-epidemic measures.
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
5.8M
People fully
vaccinated
2.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
45.68%
Public Place:
All retails stores and all services are closed; 30/03/2020: certain shops are allowed to reopen; 22/04/2020: first stage of lifting measures started (Businesses up to 300 m2).
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
57.7M
People fully
vaccinated
22.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
56.71%
Public Place:
All recreational and sports faicilties are closed; regardless of their size and whether they are public or private. As from 06/06 open for groups up to 150.Initially for 2 weeks. As from 7/08/2020 open under 2 conditions: a) wearing masks; b) not more than 1 person per 2;5sqm.
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
5.8M
People fully
vaccinated
2.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
45.68%
Public Place:
All service establishments are closed. Catering establishments can dispense food and drink packaged for pick-up or delivery; 17/12/2021: All public catering facilities are closed. The ban does not apply to the following establishments: a) catering establishments; including permanent stalls; dispensing food and drink packaged for pick-up or delivery b) operations that are part of the facilities of hotels and accommodation facilities; 19/01/2022: All public catering facilities are closed. Exceptions apply to persons with OP regime amongst other exceptions; 26/02/2022: All operators of public catering establishments are ordered to allow food or drink to be used exclusively for sitting; 14/03/2022: all...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
5.8M
People fully
vaccinated
2.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
45.68%
Public Place:
Restaurant and café terraces open under certain conditions; 18/10/2021: Different provisions for Orange; Red; Burgundy and Black districts; depending on the Vaccination; OTP (fully vaccinated; tested negative or recovered from COVID-19); Base (regardless of immune status) modes; 08/11/2021: Completely vaccinated: indoors 4 people at the table or people from one household; 2m spaced between tables; exterior without restrictions. OTP: in the interior 4 people at the table or people from one household; 2m spacing between the tables; exterior without restrictions. Basis: window sales; 22/11/2021: Different provisions for Green; Orange; Red; Burgundy and Black districts; depending on the Vaccination; OTP (fully...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
5.8M
People fully
vaccinated
2.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
45.68%
Public Place:
Restaurants closed; lockdown in the entire country; 26/04/2021: restaurants open.
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
5.8M
People fully
vaccinated
2.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
45.68%
Public Place:
Restaurants open with measures in place (open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m); 01/10/2020: entry and stay at premises (both outdoor and indoor areas) only with covered upper airways (face mask; shawl; scarf) except the time necessary for consumption of beverages and food; 15/10/2020: Food and drinks to be served only on the terrace; 1 customer per 15 m2; opening hour until 22:00; 19/12/2020: restaurants closed; lockdown in the entire country.
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
18.5M
People fully
vaccinated
6.9M
% Fully
vaccinated
65.67%
Schools/Univercity closure:
Update 16th May: primary school pupils can return to school without rotation scheme; but must still follow physical distancing measures and wear protective face covering. ------- Primary schools are still limiting their in-person education; but allow for a number of exceptions within the first phase of lifting up measures; e.g. rotation of smaller groups of early grades of elementary school pupils. Stipulated by MoH measure ref. 14600/2021-2 of 6th April 2021 and extended by MoH measure 14600/2021-3 of 19th April 2021. State of emergency ended on 11th April 2021. Teachers and other employees of schools and school facilities cannot be...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated):
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated):
Test on arrival (vaccinated):
Test on arrival (unvaccinated):
Total doses
given
5.8M
People fully
vaccinated
2.6M
% Fully
vaccinated
45.68%
Public Place:
Restaurants remain closed; 22/04/2020: restaurants may serve food through a to-go window; 20/05/2020: restaurants open with measures in place.
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
11.1M
People fully
vaccinated
4.1M
% Fully
vaccinated
80.74%
Public Place:
Take away food or delivery. No indoor dining. Outdoor dining limited to a maximum of 15 patrons; 22/10/2020: Cafes and restaurants may provide take-away and delivery services only; 04/12/2020: restaurants and cafes reopen.
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated):
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated):
Test on arrival (vaccinated):
Test on arrival (unvaccinated):
Total doses
given
27.1M
People fully
vaccinated
8.9M
% Fully
vaccinated
86.46%
Public Place:
Occupation of commercial establishments: indicative maximum occupancy of 1 person for every 5 m2 of area; 17/02/2022: no capacity limits.
More information
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
27.1M
People fully
vaccinated
8.9M
% Fully
vaccinated
86.46%
Public Place:
The allocation of publicly accessible spaces in retail establishments; large commercial areas and commercial complexes must comply with the occupation rule maximum indicative of 0.04 people per m2; 19/03/2020: All commercial establishments are closed.
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
189.7M
People fully
vaccinated
63.5M
% Fully
vaccinated
76.18%
Airline Updates:
Union calls on Lufthansa ground staff to stage strike on 27-28JUL22 across country.
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
27.1M
People fully
vaccinated
8.9M
% Fully
vaccinated
86.46%
Public Place:
Non-food retail and services must close at 9.00 pm on weekdays; and at 1.00 pm on weekends and holidays. Grocery Stores and supermarkets must close at 9.00 pm during weekdays; and may remain open on weekends until 7.00 pm; 05/04/2021: Retail and service establishments with less than 200 m2 and have a direct entrance from outdoors are reopened. Establishments with more than 200 m2; in shopping centres; or that do not have a direct entrance from outdoors; remain closed to public; 01/05/2021: Retail and service establishments are now open; but subject to distancing rules and restritions in capacity and opening...
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None
Total doses
given
5.3M
People fully
vaccinated
2.3M
% Fully
vaccinated
55.83%
Public Place:
19/03/2020 All sports competitions and organized trainings and shutdowns of gyms; sports centers; fitness and recreation centers.; 29/5/2020 Outdoor sports competitions are allowed without spectators and indoor sports competitions are allowed without spectators.;
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None