Updated 18 May 2022
As Covid-19 continues to be a reality of life and travel for all of us, here’s what you need to know to remain up to date about the specific measures currently in place in the City of Athens - and what is and isn't allowed right now. Meanwhile, we invite you to stay on our website and take a virtual tour of our ancient treasures and urban buzz - and plan ahead for your return to our vibrant city. We’ll be here waiting to welcome you warmly again.
What the remaining rules mean if you’re in Athens:
Starting 1 May 2022 and until 31 August 2022 show of vaccination/immunity certificate will NOT be required for access in ALL outdoor and indoor spaces. Use of face mask will also NOT be mandatory for indoor spaces (except public transport and hospitals) from 1 June 2022 to 31 August 2022.
Rules, measures and COVID-testing protocols regarding flights to Athens:
We cannot wait to greet you warmly again, as is the Athenian way. If you are planning on visiting Athens via the Athens International Airport, please make sure to read more detailed information on COVID-19, restrictions and measures on their official page. You can also find out about the official protocols regarding arrivals and departures in Greece - and how to obtain them - here.
Going to an Event?
Events and live performances have returned in Athens, both in outdoor and indoor spaces, under strict safety measures. However, cancellations and postponements are being announced by the organizers. We are doing our best to keep up with this evolving situation but recommend that you check directly with the event organizer or host venue for confirmation either on their website or Facebook page.
Stay Safe in Athens
In accordance with the safety and precautionary guidelines issued by the WHO, we advise the following measures:
- Remain at least one metre away from other people and avoid all crowded places where possible
- Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue (not your hands) when sneezing or coughing
- Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces to reduce the risk of spreading germs
- Persons with a fever higher than 37.5° are strongly recommended to stay at home, limit all social contacts as much as possible, and to seek medical advice
How the City of Athens is working to keep you safe
The City of Athens continues to take all necessary actions and measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 by disinfecting all public spaces, as well as providing vulnerable groups with access to healthcare, shelter, food, masks, social support and other essential supplies.
The following hospitals have been assigned to accept and deal with possible Covid-19 cases: