According to Gkikas Magiorkinis, professor of epidemiology and a member of the committee of experts advising the Greek Health Ministry on the management of the COVID-19 crisis, Greek authorities are currently discussing scrapping the vaccination certificate before Greek Easter, which falls on Sunday, April 24, 2022.
“It will happen in the next one to two months and quite possibly, by Holy week, Greece will no longer have a Green pass,” Magiorkinis told broadcaster ERT.
Greek authorities are considering the removal of most Covid-19 measures by the end of April, including the need to present a vaccination certificate to enter restaurants, cafes, bars, museums and entertainment venues.
“As there is no pressure on the health system at the moment, there is no reason to use it,” stressed Magiorkinis.
Although Magiorkinis did not elaborate on the details of abolishing the Green pass, Greece is expected to follow Italy, who as of May 1st, 2022, will no longer require individuals to show proof of coronavirus vaccination, testing, or recovery to enter any public spaces.
Currently, if you’re entering a dining area, bar, club, theatre, cinema, or museum in Greece, you need to show a COVID-19 vaccination certificate that’s no more than 9 months old and if you’ve had a booster shot, your vaccination certificate isn’t subject to an expiry limit.
For all the latest travel requirements to Greece head to travel.gov.gr