Greece’s new Covid-measures: Analytically for vaccinated, unvaccinated, aged 60+ and minors



Following the new Covid-measures for unvaccinated citizens and those over 60 years old announced by Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday a new and very complicated every day life goes in effect from Monday, November 22, 2021. There are activities where all citizens, vaccinated, unvaccinated or recovered from Covid-19 can access or not and thus with or without Covid-certificates including negative PCR or Rapid Tests.


The new Covid-measures will be valid for two months, Health Minister Thanos Plevris said on Friday morning, implying that the Holiday season will be much different this year.


The rules of public health and access to specific activities are as follows:


No Rapid test or Covid-Pass required for vaccinated, unvaccinated or recovered at:

  • food markets (supermarkets, butchers, fishmshops, bakeries, bakeries, confectioneries open markets “laiki”)

  • pharmacies

  • Urban public transport means

No Covid-Pass control is required, use of mask is mandatory.

Covid-Pass or Rapid Test for unvaccinated is required at

  • Long distance travel with public transport means

  • Education

  • Workplaces (public & private sector)

  • Places of worship

  • Retail stores

  • Hairdressers, nail saloons

  • Outdoor spaces in restaurants, cafes etc.

Use of mask mandatory, Covid-Pass and negative test control at entrance

Unvaccinated banned from access to closed spaces like:

  • indoor restaurants, cafes etc

  • cinemas

  • theaters, museums, gyms

  • sports stadiums

  • exhibitions

  • congresses

Access to above mentioned places is allowed only to vaccinated citizens and those who have recovered. Covid-Pass control at the entrance. Use of mask mandatory. A negative Rapid or PCR test is of no use for the unvaccinated


Booster shot for over 60 years old

Vaccinated citizens over 60 years old will have to get a booster shot the latest 7 months after their full vaccination. Their Covid-Pass will expire after 7 months, they will be considered as unvaccinated and therefore will be deprived from certain activities as those who never received a vaccination against Covid-19. This measure goes into force as of 13. December 2021.


Minors aged 4-17

Minors aged 4-17 years old are allowed to enter outdoors and indoors dining areas, theaters, cinemas, museums, gyms and the stadiums with self self test demonstration.

Minister Plevris said that due to the rolling hours to access work in public and private sectors, retail stores will operate from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

He stressed that the aim of the new measures announced by the Prime Minister is to “protect the unvaccinated citizens.”

sources: healthreport, amna, state broadcaster ERT.