Tourists in Greece and travelers planning to visit will not be affected at all by the country’s recent developments, the Ministry for Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism said in an announcement on Monday.
On Sunday, the Greek government announced that a “bank holiday” would be in effect from Monday, June 29, through to Monday, July 6. ATM withdrawals in the country from Greek account holders is limited to 60 euros per day per account.
However, the capital controls imposed by the Greek Government do not concern foreign visitors who wish to make transactions or ATM withdrawals by using debit or credit cards issued abroad.
The tourism ministry’s statement also said that the country has adequate fuel supplies as well as products and services so that every day holiday experience of visitors will not be disrupted on the islands or in mainland Greece.
“Greece continues to guarantee the highest quality of tourism services to its visitors, who have ranked Greece as one of the best destinations worldwide”, the statement noted.
“Greece still is and will always be a favourite destination for holidaymakers”, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said in the statement.
The developments follow Greece’s call for a July 5 referendum and the international creditors refusing to extend the country’s bailout, which led to a rise in withdrawals by the Greeks fearing for their savings.