The Greek Tourism Ministry on Thursday said that its crisis management team is on high alert and monitoring all developments concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Greece.
“The Tourism Ministry, in the context of responding to the coronavirus outbreak, is on alert and monitoring developments, recording problems, informing bodies and examining measures and proposals to support the Greek market in coordination with the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO), the relevant departments and the central government,” an announcement by the ministry said.
The ministry’s crisis management team for the coronavirus will:
– provide valid information to the tourism market on developments,
– develop a plan for the internal organization of the ministry to continue its operation,
– examine a series of measures to boost the market in the short and long term (taking into account proposals from bodies such as SETE),
– promote Greece as a safe destination once the conditions are considered appropriate,
– remain active to gain lost ground in international markets, and
– implement coordinated initiatives to tackle the coronavirus impact at a European and international level.
An open line of communication is available for tourism bodies, businesses, and market representatives to contact the ministry on emerging issues.
The team can be contacted on the following telephone numbers: 210.3736198 / 210.3736079 / 210.3736308 / 210.3736170 / or alternatively 210.3736390-210.3736374 / 210.3736378 / 210.3736390.
The tourism ministry has also provided a link to instructions of Greece’s National Public Health Organization (EODY in Greek) for those who travel.