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Pierrakakis on the Freedom Pass for Young People Aged 18 to 25

ATHENS — Digital Governance Minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis referred to the prepaid Freedom Pass that will be given to young people aged 18 to 25 on their smartphones when they are vaccinated, at the government's presentation of the measures to provide incentives for vaccination against Covid-19.

The digital card will be credited with 150 euros stored in a smartphone digital wallet. As the minister said, "we encourage young people to travel and attend cultural events". The Freedom Pass will be available before the last third of July for those born between 1996 and 2003 who are either fully vaccinated, have got their first shot of the vaccine or go for vaccination.

Pierrakakis explained that the amount can be used for purchases via e-commerce, e-shops and for all POS transactions and will be targeted toward specific activities, such as as air and sea travel, car rental, camping, hotels, travel agencies, museums and other.

Finally, obtaining it is simple as it will be available via a special platform on gov.gr and those eligible will receive all the necessary instructions via sms or e-mail, one day after they apply.

The pre-paid card is a challenge for the return to normalcy, Theoharis says

The pre-paid "Freedom Pass" for young people aged 18-25 once they get their first shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, which was announced by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, is an invitation for a return to normalcy, Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis said on Monday. He urged young people to take advantage of the offer to get the card.

Mitsotakis announced earlier that all people in the specific age group that get vaccinated will be presented with a pre-paid card containing 150 euros to use for tourism and cultural activities.

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