Greece Imposes New Emergency Rules to Contain Covid-19 Spread

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The new emergency measures designed to protect public health and contain the spread of Covid-19 went into effect in Greece from Monday
, September 13.

People that are unvaccinated — whether employees in the public and private sector, school pupils, students, persons over 12 that want to travel by plane, train, intercity bus or ship or visit any indoor area where people gather — must be able to present a certificate of a negative test for Covid-19 taken within the required time limit.

Cost of Covid test borne by individual

The cost of taking the test, which has been capped by law, will be borne by the individual as public testing facilities will from Monday only be able to test people that are either vaccinated against Covid-19 or have symptoms, while there will be an ID check.

The government has placed a cap on the maximum price of both PCR and rapid tests done on the premises of private diagnostic laboratories and clinics, with the former priced at 60 euros (40 euros for analysis and 20 euros for taking a sample) and the latter at 10 euros.

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals are obliged to wear a mask indoors and in open spaces where people congregate.

A new digital certificate of a negative rapid test issued by gov.gr must be submitted once a week by unvaccinated employees in order to come to work. The test is paid for by employees and must be checked by the employer using the covid-free app.

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