The Greek Tourism Minister, Harry Theocharis, announced this week that Greece will be open to tourists this summer who have either been vaccinated, who have antibodies, or who have tested negative for the coronavirus. The plan is for Greece to reopen by mid-May, which is only a couple of months away. As Theocharis stated:
“Greece is ready with a complete protocol for summer 2021. 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.” – Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theocharis
Greece is part of the EU which has been closed to a large majority of travellers for almost a year, with no plans to reopen. It’s expected that most American adults will have access to a vaccine by May 2021, meaning that vaccinated travel this summer very much looks like a possibility.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has been trying to balance saving lives against restoring a battered and already struggling economy that shrank 8.2 percent in 2020 and keeps pushing back a third lockdown, set to lift March 16.
As of March 9, 2021 Greece’s cases have been on the rise with a whopping 3,181 new reported daily cases. The small but beautiful country is in a very hard predicament again of economic health and tourism vs health of the people.
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