Greece Is Planning To Open For Tourists
If you are planning a honeymoon holiday, here is the good news for you. Greece, one of the world’s ideal destinations for romantic moments hopes to reopen to tourists starting May 14.
The country plans to accept first holidaymakers who are already vaccinated against COVID-19 and those with a negative PCR test.
Harry Theocharis, the country’s tourism minister said in a press conference (ITB Berlin trade show) that they aim at kick-starting their summer season by mid-May. Listed below is his statement.
“Greece is ready with a complete protocol for summer 2021,” he said.
“Tourists will be welcome if before travel they are either vaccinated, or have antibodies, or test negative. All vacationers will be subject to random testing.”
Tourism is a major income earner for Greece, therefore it is no surprise that the country is putting more focus on the coming summer season.
Moreover, this nation is amongst the EU member countries that supported the introduction of the Covid-19 vaccination certificate (green pass).
He added that, after vaccinating the vulnerable groups, they are most likely to prioritize the vaccination of workers in the hospitality sector.
The tourism industry accounts for about a fifth of the Greek economy and employs one in five workers.
The nation used to welcomes millions of holidaymakers, but the arrivals collapsed last year due to the pandemic.
Greece imposed a lock-down in its various regions majorly to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Therefore it is not hard to understand why this remarkable destination appears on the list of the best European performing nations in preventing Covid with about 7000 deaths.
Make sure to read these prominent things to know before you visit Greece.