Greece is ready to present the inexperienced gentle to holidaymakers from Could 14th because the vacation spot seeks to spice up its tourism economic 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 rapidly as potential.
Greek tourism minister, Harry Theocharis, defined the nation will likely be opened as much as worldwide vacationers who’re vaccinated, have antibodies or can present proof of a damaging check.
All vacationers will likely be topic to random Covid-19 testing upon entry.
Theocharis mentioned the main points are nonetheless being finalised, with particulars anticipated within the coming days.
Gloria Guevara, chief government of WTTC, mentioned: “The World Journey & Tourism Council and its members reward the Greek authorities for its great 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 major increase to the nation’s economic system.
“It additionally lays out the pathway which different international locations might observe, in a bid to kickstart secure journey and assist revive their very own stricken economies.”
She added: “The Greek authorities’s technique and measures revealed are broadly according to WTTC recommendation and we’re happy it is going to quickly be welcoming travellers with proof of vaccination, a damaging check or a constructive antibody check, with solely constructive circumstances required to quarantine.
“These entry necessities together with random speedy 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 have to guide their journeys.
“Greece is one among Europe’s hottest locations for travellers and as such, depends closely upon worldwide journey, with Germany and the UK as its most necessary supply markets.”