The Greek government’s roadmap to recovery has won praise from the World Travel and Tourism Council for its plans to reopen for international travel from 14th May.
The Greek Tourism Minister has said, “The Greek government’s strategy and measures revealed are broadly in line with WTTC advice and we are pleased it will soon be welcoming travellers with proof of vaccination, a negative test or a positive antibody test, with only positive cases required to quarantine.
These entry requirements along with random rapid tests on arrival, enhanced health and hygiene measures and mandatory mask wearing throughout the travel journey and in public spaces will provide the reassurance consumers need to book their trips.”
The kickstart to the tourism sector in Greece is vital for the nation’s economy, as one in five Greeks works in tourism and is by far the country’s biggest foreign earner.
Although the earliest possible date for the resumption of international holidays from the UK is May 17th, it has given us hope that if the UK continues on track with the vaccine, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and that we could all enjoy a Greek holiday this summer.