Greece to Reopen Borders to Vaccinated Travelers in May

By Kurt Stolz on 15 March 2021
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Greece, which already has an arrangement with Israel to allow fully vaccinated travelers from that country visit, said it would allow tourists who are either fully vaccinated, have antibodies, or can present a negative coronavirus test prior to entry.

Tourism accounts for 20% of the country’s economy and employees one in five workers.

“Greece is ready with a complete protocol for summer 2021,” the country’s tourism minister, Harry Theocharis, said in an address broadcast to the ITB Berlin travel industry show last week from the Acropolis Museum in Athens. “Tourists will be welcome if before travel they are either vaccinated, or have antibodies, or test negative. All tourists will be subject to random testing.”

Earlier in the month, Greece extended its lockdown and tightened restrictions in Athens and several other regions badly affedcted by the coronavirus in order to stem a surge in new infections.

The lockdown in the greater Athens region has been extended to March 16.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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