The Greek health and tourism ministries are calling for Greece’s hotels to keep rooms available for the isolation of guests with confirmed Covid-19 cases, whose clinical condition does not require hospital care.
According to an announcement by the tourism ministry on Tuesday, this “temporary solution” will complement the creation of a network of quarantine hotels in Greece and allow the safe opening of Greek tourism. Hotels will be required to have isolation rooms available until quarantine hotels – for the temporary stay of coronavirus-infected tourists – are established in Greek destinations.
The government’s announced anti-Covid-19 plan says that there should be one quarantine hotel operating in every Greek region and on islands in order for confirmed Covid-19 cases to be isolated.
A joint ministerial decision signed by Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis and Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias states that hotels with up to 10 rooms require one isolation room; hotels with up to 50 rooms require two isolation rooms; and hotels with over 50 rooms require as many isolation rooms are equal to 3 percent of the total room capacity of the hotels in question.
“The safe restart of Greek tourism is our top priority. An important step has been taken today to consolidate the sense of safety. We are not complacent, but we continue to focus on this goal every day,” Minister Theoharis said.
It should be noted that Greece has said that it would cover the cost of treatment for tourists who test positive for Covid-19 during their visit.