Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday presented the "Freedom Pass" - a prepaid card with 150 euros paid in - which will be given by the state to all young people aged 18-25 when they get their first shot of a vaccine against Covid-19.
"After 16 months of fighting the coronavirus, the country seems to be winning the battle by always staying vigilant," the prime minister said, beginning the presentation. "Throughout this time the government has supported the national health system, the employees and the companies, with a multifaceted programme of 40 billion euros. It is time for the state to reward an age group affected by the coronavirus. I am talking about the 940,000 young people aged 18-25," Mitsotakis stressed and added: "From today a window of freedom opens for their free time. With the first vaccination dose, they will get a prepaid card of 150 euros for travel and cultural events."
The prime minister added: "We keep the mask when we are in a crowded place. I call on our girls and boys to seize the opportunity and get vaccinated. The card will be called the Freedom Pass."