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Greece: Children’s Playgrounds and Amusement Parks Reopen on Saturday

ATHENS — The government earlier this week announced the further lifting of social restrictions which had been imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic, that take effect on June 19.

Amusement parks and outdoor children's playgrounds reopen on Saturday, with health restrictions in place, and so do wellness services, as they are interconnected with tourism; this resumption of operation will include therapeutic baths and thermal springs.

Among other changes announced relate to tourism: workers in the tourism industry who have yet to be vaccinated will be required to self-test twice weekly. The state will pay for the first test and the employer for the second.

Regarding the entry of tourists to Greece, accompanied children under the age of 12 who arrive from countries in the so-called Covid-19 "Green List" of countries will not have to provide authorities with a negative coronavirus test. Children up to the age of 6 who arrive from countries in "Amber" and "Red" lists will not have to either.

All adults coming to Greece from "Green" countries will only have to provide a negative Covid-19 rapid test.

All-year-round cinemas can also reopen on July 1 at 50 pct capacity maximum.

Finally, inoculated people with a vaccination certificate can now exercise at gyms without a face mask.

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