Greece is about to provide the inexperienced mild to holidaymakers from Could 14th because the vacation spot seeks to spice up its tourism financial system.
The transfer has been welcomed by the World Journey & Tourism Council (WTTC), which is eager to see the sector reopened across the globe as shortly as potential.
Greek tourism minister, Harry Theocharis, defined the nation shall be opened as much as worldwide vacationers who’re vaccinated, have antibodies or can present proof of a damaging take a look at.
All vacationers shall be topic to random Covid-19 testing upon entry.
Theocharis stated the small print are nonetheless being finalised, with particulars anticipated within the coming days.
Gloria Guevara, chief government of WTTC, stated: “The World Journey & Tourism Council and its members reward the Greek authorities for its super efforts and strategic steps taken to restart worldwide journey from Could 14th.
“This clear roadmap to restoration might reopen the door to a bumper summer season of journey for sun-starved holidaymakers seeking to get away to Greece and supply a big increase to the nation’s financial system.
“It additionally lays out the pathway which different international locations might comply with, in a bid to kickstart protected journey and assist revive their very own stricken economies.”
She added: “The Greek authorities’s technique and measures revealed are broadly consistent with WTTC recommendation and we’re happy it would quickly be welcoming travellers with proof of vaccination, a damaging take a look at or a constructive antibody take a look at, with solely constructive instances required to quarantine.
“These entry necessities together with random fast checks on arrival, enhanced well being and hygiene measures and necessary masks carrying all through the journey journey and in public areas will present the reassurance shoppers must ebook their journeys.
“Greece is one in every of Europe’s hottest locations for travellers and as such, depends closely upon worldwide journey, with Germany and the UK as its most vital supply markets.”