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Ministry: Greek Tourism is ‘Reopening’ its Gates to Welcome Visitors

Greek tourism is gradually “reopening” its gates with health security and caution to welcome visitors to the country, according to the country’s tourism minister Harry Theoharis, and deputy tourism minister, Manos Konsolas.

In a joint statement on Friday, the two tourism heads highlighted that tourism is reopening throughout Greece under the same conditions.

The statement follows the ministry’s announcement of the official list of countries from which visitors will be able to arrive and holiday in Greece as of June 15 in the post-Covid-19 period.

As underlined in the statement, the country’s health security is based on the four pillars of the “Restart Tourism” plan:

1) The careful selection of countries of origin of tourists in accordance to health criteria,

2) Sampling tests that will allow the situation’s continuous assessment by experts,

3) The announced health protocols that see to curb the spread of the virus, and

4) Shielding health on every destination so that neither permanent residents nor visitors are exposed to any danger, and this way each destination is supported through the collaboration of the Health Ministry, the Civil Protection Ministry, EODY and any relative services.

“We are reopening while knowing that everyone, wherever they choose to spend their holidays, will receive the care they need. The government does not take shortcuts for neither the safety of citizens and visitors nor the opening of the economy. Greek tourism, with unity, a plan and a lot of work from all of us, will overcome this unprecedented, foreign, adventure,” they underlined.

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  1. Carl Lundberg Reply

    I think it´s ok the get checked at Arrival at any Airport. If it not takes too long time.
    You don´t want to miss your connection.
    And I think it is much better to give clear signals of acceptence or denial.
    We don´t want to be locked up, going on vacation ! Terrible !
    Would be a Nightmare !

  2. Raymond Minks Reply

    I yesterday end of the afternoon asked the greek embassy/consulate if dutch people could fly from germany and enter greece. The explicit answer was yes, that there was no ban on citizens/individuals only on direct flights. Therefor I bought tickets but now there is a lot of confusion.

  3. Andreas Reply

    How about traveling from Germany through Switzerland/Austria and Italy by campervan, taking the ferry from Ancona to Igoumenitsa? My ticket is booked to the 24th of June. Do I still have to quarantine because I travelled through Italy to get on the ferry to Greece?

  4. Jimmy Cooke Reply

    Why is China on your Iist ? The UAE are not on your list of 29 they had little cases and supported you with lots of PPE .

  5. Jacqueline Reply

    What about people from The Netherlands flying from Düsseldorf which is close to their borders? I am just reading in the Dutch news that Greece can not forbid a Dutch national to enter the country by flying from a German airport. Would like to hear more news about that from the Greek side of this subject. Read this (Google translate gives a pretty good translation)
    https://nos.nl/artikel/2335570-nederlanders-nog-niet-welkom-in-griekenland-europese-commissie-maakt-bezwaar.html

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