Italy and Greece have eased some coronavirus restrictions, with an eye on life returning to normal ahead of the peak tourist season in Europe.
On Sunday, the Greek Civil Aviation Authority announced that it had lifted all Corona rules for international and domestic flights, except for wearing masks during flights and at airports.
Previously, airline passengers were required to show evidence of vaccination, a negative coronavirus test, or a recent recovery from illness.
Under a decree issued by the Italian Ministry of Health, the country abolished the health pass that was required to enter restaurants, cinemas, gyms and other venues.
On the other hand, showing a vaccine card or a negative corona test is still required to enter hospitals and nursing homes.
Mandates for masks in indoor settings, including in supermarkets, workplaces and stores, have also been cancelled.
But it is still required on public transportation, cinemas, and all healthcare and aged care facilities.
From Sunday, visitors to Italy also no longer have to fill out the EU passenger locator form, a complex and unusable online form required at airport check-in.
It is worth noting that the number of cases in Italy is 699 per 100,000 people, and more than 100 deaths are recorded daily, and the total number of confirmed deaths is 163,500.
Italy was the epicenter of the outbreak in Europe when it recorded the first locally transmitted case on February 21, 2020.
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