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Greece Cancels Christmas Events, Brings Back Mask Mandate

People stand inside a Christmas light show and synchronized fountain display at the Experience Park, in the coastal Hellenikon district, Athens, Monday, Dec. 20 , 2021. The park was opened two months before work is due to begin on the massive five-year redevelopment venture worth 8 billion euros ($9 billion) at the 1,500-acre (600-hectare) site to create a giant recreation space that will include a casino, shopping malls, hotels and upscale apartments. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
People stand inside a Christmas light show and synchronized fountain display at the Experience Park, in the coastal Hellenikon district, Athens, Monday, Dec. 20 , 2021. The park was opened two months before work is due to begin on the massive five-year redevelopment venture worth 8 billion euros ($9 billion) at the 1,500-acre (600-hectare) site to create a giant recreation space that will include a casino, shopping malls, hotels and upscale apartments. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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Athens, Greece (AP) -- Christmas concerts and other events have been canceled in Greece under new restrictions announced Thursday that include a general mask mandate for outdoors and all public areas.

Incoming travelers will also be required to have follow-up tests for COVID-19 on the second and fourth days after their arrival.