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Greece’s Covid-19 ‘Freedom Pass’ Program Gets Extension

Greece’s Freedom Pass program that offers 18- to 25-year-olds who get vaccinated against Covid-19 a pre-paid card worth 150 euros, has been extended until June 30, 2022, the government announced recently.

Launched in July, the Freedom Pass card serves as a reward and an incentive for those aged 18-25 to get vaccinated against Covid-19. It covers costs for travel and entertainment, including air fare or ferry tickets, vehicle rentals, accommodation, admission to museums and archaeological sites.

The extension concerns those who are born between 1996-2003 and have taken or will take at least one shot of any vaccine against Covid-19 and issue the card until December 31.

So far, over 500,000 young people have used the Freedom Pass in Greece.

Photo © Maria Theofanopoulou

The Freedom Pass can be used for the purchase of products and services from transport, culture and tourism enterprises in Greece, either with a physical presence or online.

To receive the card, eligible individuals must submit their application at using their Taxisnet password and username (those who do not have a tax number can get one at the KEP citizens’ service centers). They must also provide their cell phone number and e-mail.

Information on how to activate the card will be sent via sms and e-mail the following day.

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