Greece, Switzerland allows Restriction-Free Entry to All Travellers From May


Greece and Switzerland are the two most recent countries to announce that they would drop all of their COVID-19 entry restrictions in May.

The authorities of the two countries announced that they would lift all measures on May 2, according to the reports.


The Greek Minister of Health, Thanos Plevris, said that Greece would no longer apply entry rules to incoming travellers.

According to the Minister, all travellers, regardless if they are reaching Greece from an EU or third country, will no longer be required to present a valid vaccination, recovery, or test certificate upon their arrival.

This means that all travellers, even those who have not been vaccinated or recovered from the virus as well as those who do not hold a COVID-19 test, will soon be permitted restriction-free entry to Greece for all kinds of purposes.

Similarly, the Swiss authorities have announced that travellers from all over the world will soon be able to enter Switzerland without being required to follow any entry rules.

Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Migration said that as soon as the measures get dropped, all travellers, regardless of their country of origin, will no longer be required to provide any COVID-19 proof upon their arrival in Switzerland.

The authorities emphasised that from May 2, incoming travellers will only need to follow other border rules, such as holding a valid passport or a visa, if such a requirement applies to them.


The decision of Greece and Switzerland to drop the COVID-19 entry restriction follows the low infection rates and the high vaccination rates.

The figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) reveal that Greece has reported 50,112 new infection cases, and Switzerland has reported 9,703 new infection cases in the last seven days.

As for the vaccination rates in these two countries, data shows that they keep on increasing each day.

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