Guwahati News Desk: Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis while virtually addressing the ITB Berlin 2021 international travel trade show on Tuesday announced that as long as the Covid-19 epidemiological situation allows it, the Greek government is aiming to restart tourism on May 14.
Theoharis quoted, “The country has scheduled a test run of safety protocol in April, welcoming visitors from European Union (EU) member states and countries like Israel, which have progressed significantly in their mass vaccination programs.”
“Greece will open its gates to tourists provided that they have either been vaccinated, have antibodies or a negative Covid-19 test. Visitors could be subjected to random testing, and any quarantine or hospitalisation costs will be covered by the Greek state, he said.
Despite all odds, some 6 million travellers visited Greece in 2020, Theoharis noted and in recent years over 30 million people have visited the country annually.
Greece has a total of 209,462 confirmed cases and 6,843 fatalities reported.
More than 1.1 million Covid-19 vaccines have been administered so far, with about 370,000 people having received both doses.