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Covid 19 New rules in Greece and Europe

From Monday May 16, wearing a mask will no longer be compulsory in airports and intra-European flights.

Posted by
1780 posts

And of course, I am arriving on Tuesday!

Do you know where I can check what the rules are if we test positive for covid in Greece? We have to test prior to return to US. We are doubled vaxed and double boosted but the dropping of requirements in US and Europe does make me a bit nervous.

Posted by
503 posts

This post is a bit misleading. The “new rules” are only a RECOMMENDATION from the EU Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). to member states. EASA stated airports and airlines should continue urging travelers to wear masks. The individual countries still have the authority to determine what their requirements are within their borders. Airlines also can set rules for their passengers. Some will follow the recommendation and some won’t.

Posted by
5494 posts

@Beth. I spent a week in the UK where there are no requirements at all. There was also no masking requirements on Iceland Air. At first it was a bit of a shock, but then I realized that if you don't need to test to return to your home country, living life "as normal" just might make sense. I did all the practical things one can do to promote self-health. I washed my hands frequently, wore masks in crowded spaces, and was social distanced when eating in restaurants. Fortunately, we tested negative at the end of the trip, but there is always that pressure and worry hanging over you during your trip.

You simply have to be prepared to accept whatever precautions, or lack of precautions, are present.

Posted by
357 posts

Kenko is right, I'm a bit too optimistic, especially since on airlines flying to or from a destination where wearing a mask on public transport is still mandatory should continue to encourage its use.