Theoharis announces Greek ‘Restart Tourism’ with 15 June opening.
Year-round hotels will open on 1 June along with camping sites and summer season hotels will follow suit on 15 June, Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis told a news conference today on the government’s third phase of coronavirus-related measures. Speaking at a joint press conference with Finance Minister Christos Staikouras and Labor Minister Yannis Vroutsis, Theocharis said that restrictions on private yacht travel, rental or otherwise, will be lifted on May 25.
Part of the “Restart Tourism plan”, includes lifting restrictions on incoming flights.
As of June 15 Athens’ Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport will open up flights from countries with good epidemiological criteria. Beginning on 1 July flights from abroad will be allowed to land at any international airport in Greece. Currently, the limited flights from abroad can only land at the Venizelos airport, where all visitors are tested for Covid-19.
Also, as announced by the Minister of Tourism, potential visitors to Greece will not be required to perform a COVID-19 detection test, nor will they be quarantined, however, sample tests will be performed on visitors in Greece.
More details on each sector are to be announced the following days with certain procedures as of implemented protocols for visitors, boats and destinations.
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