Greece Puts Squeeze on Unvaccinated, Barred from Indoor Spots

September 12, 2021

ATHENS – Life will get tougher for Greece's unvaccinated on Sept. 13 – unless they have fake certificates showing they are inoculated – as measures keeping them out of  closed space go into effect to try to slow COVID-19's spread.

That's when schools open as well and the New Democracy government and its advisory panel of doctors and scientists giving advice on how to handle the spreading pandemic will be watching for outbreaks.

The number of cases and hospitalizations has started to level off even though the Delta Variant makes up all of them and is targeting the unvaccinated, but fears remain of a fourth wave in the autumn because of anti-vaxxers and people defying health measures who aren't wearing masks or staying apart.

Those who aren't vaccinated will be required to have one or two tests weekly depending on their profession or business, at a cost of 10 euros ($12) in private clinics for rapid tests up to 60 euros ($71) for molecular tests.

Unvaccinated employees, both in the private and public sectors, must be tested once a week, at their own expense while in other groups, such as teachers, university academics, employees in tourism and those taking part in TV, theater, music and dance productions it's twice.

Entry to closed workspaces, entertainment, culture and sports venues requires either a vaccination certificate, a certificate that the person has recovered from the disease or a negative test result, the paper added.

Employers also have the right to demand of workers proof of vaccination and people who aren't vaccinated will not be able to get free tests while masks are required at outdoor gatherings, which has still largely been ignored.


ATHENS - The results of the university entry exams will be announced on Tuesday at 13:00.

Top Stories

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

General News

PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.


Mission…to Alonnisos, a TNH Documentary

O oceanic you sing and sail White on your body and yellow on your chimeneas For you're tired of the filthy waters of the harbors You who loved the distant Sporades You who lifted the tallest flags You who sail clear through the most dangerous caves Hail to you who let yourself be charmed by the sirens Hail to you for never having been afraid of the Symplegades (Andreas Empeirikos)   What traveler has not been fascinated by the Greek islands, drawn by the Sirens’ song of a traveler’s dreams? TNH and our video show ‘Mission’ marked the change of the season by transporting viewers into the heart of summer.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.