Greece extends mandatory use of mask to almost all enclosed spaces

Greece has extended the mandatory use of mask to broader public and private facilities. Facemask use is mandatory for both employees and the public. It was announced on Tuesday July 28th that the measure goes into effect as of Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

The facilities where employees and customers will have to wear masks are:

all retail stores,
utility companies,
public services,
banks,
offices offering services to customers,
supermarkets,
grocery and food stores (incl butchers’, bakeries etc),
hairdressers,
beauty centers,
doctor’s offices,
hospitals,
diagnostic centers,
elevators,
public transport and taxis.

Use of facemasks in supermarkets has been mandatory since July 18, 2020.

Fine for not wearing a mandatory mask remains at 150 euros.

The use of masks is currently “recommended” in churches, restaurants/cafes, stairs and open spaces.