On 1st May 2022, most of the Covid restrictions in Greece were lifted. Here’s all you need to know if you are visiting Greece in summer 2022.
Travelling to Greece has gone back to normal!
People travelling to Greece are no longer required to show a valid vaccination / recovery passport or negative PCR / rapid antigen test when entering the country. Travel is (almost) back to what it used to be!!
Masks are no longer mandatory in most indoor venues
From June the 1st, masks are no longer mandatory for most indoor venues in Greece, though it is still suggested to wear them. This includes places like the following:
- supermarkets – minimarkets – grocery stores
- all types of shops, commercial stores and malls
- restaurants – bars – cafes
- museums – galleries
- cinemas – theatres
- churches etc.
However, masks remain mandatory in pharmacies, hospitals, medical centres, old people’s homes, and similar facilities.
All indoor venues now operate at full (100%) capacity.
Masks remain mandatory in urban transportation, taxis and ferries
When it comes to transportation, masks are no longer mandatory on trains, long-distance (KTEL) buses, tourist coaches and airplanes. However, make sure you check your airline’s policy for any additional rules which might be in place.
Masks remain mandatory for all urban transport, including the Athens metro, buses, trolleys, suburban railway and tram. So, if you are flying into the Athens airport and want to take the Athens airport metro or the Athens airport bus, you will need to wear a mask.
Masks remain mandatory in taxis and similar services.
Finally, masks also remain mandatory in all indoor ferry areas. If you are looking to book ferry tickets, have a look at Ferryscanner, my preferred search engine!
Just a note: In our experience travelling around the Dodecanese for the past two months, few people wore face masks on any of the ferries.
All means of transportation now operate at full (100%) capacity.
More Athens and Greece travel guides
Here are a few more articles that you might be interested in:
- 30 best things to do in Athens
- What to do in Athens on May Day
- Combined ticket for the ancient sites in Athens
- Santorini in June
- How to order Greek food
- Greek Orthodox Easter traditions
Hi! I’m Vanessa from Athens and I’m here to help you make sense of the ever-changing Covid restrictions in Greece! The article has been updated on 16.6.2022, with information from the official Gazette no 3004/14.6.2022. Follow my FB page for more Greece-related info!