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Greece lifts quarantine for some vaccinated travelers, including Israelis

Greece says that travelers from the EU and five other countries who are fully vaccinated or have a recent negative COVID test will no longer have to quarantine on arrival.

Visitors from the EU, Britain, the United States, Israel, Serbia and the United Arab Emirates will not be subjected to a week-long quarantine, the civil aviation authority says in a statement.

Travelers must present proof they are fully vaccinated or a negative virus test from the previous 72 hours, it says.

Swimmers pay for sunbeds with an employee of a beach bar who wears a protective mask against coronavirus, at Alimos beach, near Athens, on May 16, 2020 (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

The quarantine will be lifted from Monday but other restrictions “for domestic or international flights will be in effect until April 26,” the aviation authority says.

The announcement comes despite a surge in coronavirus cases in the country, with dozens of deaths and more than 1,500 new infections per day.

Virus restrictions are still in place in Greece, with only essential travel allowed between regions.

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