Masks Off! Greece Will Lift Most COVID Health Measures June 1

ATHENS – After more than two years of holding their breath under masks aimed at keeping out the Coronavirus, people in Greek will be able to shuck them June 1 despite the lingering COVID-19 pandemic.

Health Minister Thanos Plevris told reporters about the further easing of health restrictions in the run-up to Easter which is April 24 this year and wanting to lure tourists, who won’t be required to fill out a Passenger Locator Form (PLF.)

Not all measures are being lifted, however, although while the fully vaccinated over 60 are being offered a fourth shot – and second booster – rabid anti-vaxxers got away with not being inoculated and no report whether vaccine certificates are being checked at public gathering places indoors.

Plevris said that the requirement of one self-test a week is also being scrapped for pupils and educators at schools starting after the Easter break while workers will have to take only one instead of two rapid tests a week starting May 1, said Kathimerini.

Masks won’t be required at indoor public spaces as of June 1 although it wasn’t said whether that will apply to public transportation and supermarkets where the unvaccinated have been allowed.

The good news extended to ailing businesses too, with restaurants, shops, bars, taverns, cafes and sports venues allowed full capacity until Aug. 31 when the measures will be reviewed in case the leniency brings a spike in cases.



ATHENS — Greece's center-right Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday called a general election on May 21, in the aftermath of a train disaster that has reduced his party's long-standing majority in opinion polls.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

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.


Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

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