Face masks mandate lifted as of June 1st

Masks will no longer be mandatory, barring certain exceptions, as of Wednesday after almost 2 years of the measure.

Until at least September 15, citizens will be able to enter all indoor areas without a mask, without the risk of being fined. Exceptions are healthcare facilities and nursing homes, as well as urban public transport (metro, electric railway, buses, trolleybuses and trams).

On intercity public transport, where the seats of the passengers are numbered, the use of a mask will not be required, while the same applies to planes.

Moreover, the mandatory use of face masks at schools, universities and at all educational institutions in Greece will be lifted on June 1st, the government announced on Wednesday.

The only exception will be holding any type of exams (end-of-year exams or university entry exams) where students are required to attend the procedure in indoor spaces, it was noted.

Last week the government had announced that the mandate to wear face masks in all indoor and outdoor public spaces is also lifted from June 1 through September 15, except for public transport, hospitals and care facilities for the elderly.

tags: Greece Health