Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Thursday to tighten restrictions on unvaccinated citizens as infection rates remain high in the country.
In a speech on state radio, Mitsotakis said that as of Monday, non-vaccinators will not be allowed to enter enclosed public places, such as cinemas, theaters, hairdressers and gyms.
To date, unvaccinated people have entered such sites provided they present a negative coronavirus test result less than 48 hours ago.
Mitsotakis stated that all people aged 60 and over will need to receive a third boost dose no later than seven months after the second dose in order for their vaccination certificates to remain valid.
The Greek president added that he would propose to make this standard for the European Commission at EU level.
“Only then will we be able to celebrate a better birthday,” he said.
Greece has witnessed a rapid increase in infection rates with the coronary virus, as the infection rate over seven days is currently 439 cases per 100,000 people.