Announcement of the Ministry of Health on the decisions of the Council of Ministers which enter into force as of 15 May 2022
Following the decisions of the Council of Ministers, dated 20 April and 10 May 2022, concerning the lifting of the restrictive measures against COVID-19, theMinistry of Health informs that as of 15 May 2022, the following shall enter into force:
a) Suspension of the obligation to present a Safe Pass in all areas.
Visits to Senior People’s homes, closed structures, outpatient clinics, medical and diagnostic centres, clinics, rehabilitation centres and accommodation centres are excluded. A 48-hour Rapid test or a 72-hour PCR will be required forpersons who do not hold a valid vaccination or recovery certificate, and no obligation for persons holding a valid vaccination or recovery certificate.
b) Visits to patients in public and private hospitals with a maximum of 2 persons per day are allowed, with the presentation of a 24-hour Rapid test(1 person per visit).
c) Presentation ofa SafePass by the employees in hospitals, clinics, medical centers, rehabilitation centers, Senior People’s homes and closed structures for care and accommodation for vulnerable groups.
d) Suspension of the obligation for self-isolation for persons who are close contacts of a confirmed positive case and do not hold a valid vaccination or recovery certificate.
e) The obligation for children under 12 years of age to wear a protective mask is suspended.
f) itis recommended that all citizens, regardless of vaccination history, undergo a self-test or Rapid test once a week.
g) Increase of capacity in restaurants, entertainment establishments, dance and music venues, events including weddings and christenings, churches, places of religious worship, conferences, trade fairs, stadiums and casinos.
h) Suspension of the obligationto demonstrate a SafePass for pupils/students attending all school levels.
i) Suspension of the “test-to-stay” measure for pupils/students and teachers in Primary and Secondary Education as well as in kindergartens and the National Guard.
Instructions for confirmed COVID-19 cases:
Instructions for close contacts of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases:
Relevant Press Releases
EMA recommends approval of second adapted Spikevax vaccine
High-Level Meeting on COVlD-19: The way forward after the pandemic