Greece has given some hope to prospective travellers as it has announced to travellers that it will welcome travellers on 14 May with specific rules and updated protocols.
The South-eastern European country also hope to fully lift its travel restrictions if conditions permit.
This is more than good news to frequent travellers as Greece happens to be one of the most visited countries in the world receiving almost 31 million visitors before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The country’s Tourism minister, Haris Theoharis, has indicated that once elderly and vulnerable people are vaccinated, it will begin vaccinating those working in the tourism sector as it ramps up efforts to welcome visitors back.
Greece is urging Europe to adopt a common digital pass showing whether the bearer has been vaccinated. The idea has also been proposed by the European Commission, with more details to be released on March 17.
Welcoming visitors back is important to the country, as its tourism sector accounts for about a fifth of Greece’s economy. It has a population of 11 million, and Germany is its biggest market for visitors followed by the UK.
Tourism Minister, Theocharis also said that, the country will open its doors to those who have been vaccinated against the virus, have tested negative for COVID-19 or have recovered from the disease and have antibodies against it.