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Kos Ready to Receive First International Flight After Covid-19

The Asklepeion site on the Greek island of Kos.

The Asklepeion site on the Greek island of Kos.

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis on Monday, June 29, will attend a welcoming ceremony for the first international flight to land on the island of Kos since Greece went into lockdown due to Covid-19.

The flight, chartered by travel giant TUI, will transport 170 doctors to Greece from Germany and is expected to arrive at 6pm at Kos Airport.

“The trip of German doctors to Greece has a symbolic value, since it has been offered as a gift of recognition and gratitude for their contribution to the fight against coronavirus in Germany,” the tourism ministry said in an announcement.

TUI executives will also travel with the group of doctors to Kos.

It is noted that Greece’s regional airports will be officially open to international flights as of July 1.

Kos International Airport. Photo source: ROBINSON Club Daidalos

Kos International Airport. Photo source: ROBINSON Club Daidalos

As part of his official visit to Kos, on Monday, at 12:30 pm, Minister Theoharis will have a meeting with local travel agencies at the island’s municipality headquarters. At 2:15 pm, the tourism minister will give a press conference.

On Tuesday, June 30, at 9 am, Minister Theocharis will have a meeting with TUI executives at the “ROBINSON Club Daidalos” hotel in the town of Antimachia. According to reports, TUI and the Greek Tourism Ministry will sign a memorandum of cooperation to further boost arrivals to the country this season.

At 11 am the minister will visit the Asclepeion on Kos to attend a representation ceremony of the Hippocratic Oath.

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