Restaurants & schools to reopen in May

Prime Minister Mr Mitsotakis announced in a video message to the nation that after Greek Easter there will be an easing of restrictions, with restaurants opening on May 3rd and schools (middle & primary schools) opening on May 10th.  High schools are already operational, so will reopen as normal after the Easter holidays, on May 10th.

From May 3rd, the nightly curfew will be extended to 11pm. Restaurants will open with mandatory self-testing for employees, tables will be distanced and the known hygiene measures will also apply (wearing of masks, cleaning schedules, etc).

For the reopening of schools similar measures apply: students, teachers and administrative must all take self-tests regularly, as well as the measures that were in place before schools closed.

He also announced that the Greek plan to open for tourism is continuing, with the opening planned for Saturday, May 15th, for visitors who are vaccinated or have a negative PCR test. Furthermore, from May 15, inter-regional travel will be permitted for all citizens.

The prime minister also emphasised the importance of the vaccination program, and stated that the majority of intubated COVID patients are those who were not vaccinated. He also announced that beginning from Holy Week, a new vaccination group for citizens over 30 years of age starts, with a goal of spreading immunity in the country even faster.

Watch the Prime Minister’s announcement (in Greek) here: