Greece Joins Switzerland in Removing All Entry Restrictions

Greece Joins Switzerland in Removing All Entry Restrictions

Greece has dropped all travel restrictions. (Photo by Collette Media License)

No more barriers, no more protocols.

Greece is joining Switzerland and will permit restriction-free entry to all tourists beginning in May, the government said.

The announcement came just days after Switzerland announced it will drop all protocols beginning Monday, May 2. The Swiss ruling will allow international travelers from all countries, including those from so-called “third countries,” or countries that are located outside of the European Union or Schengen zones.

Greece’s new rules also go into effect on May 2, with Greek Minister of Health Thanos Plevris saying the country would no longer be applying entry rules to travelers.

Tourists will not have to present a vaccination card nor produce test results upon arrival, according to Schengen Visa Info. It’s welcome news for the Greek tourism industry, not to mention airlines that fly to Athens, to welcome unvaccinated travelers into the country.

All other pre-pandemic rules are in place, of course, as tourists will still need a passport and/or a visa.

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