As it has been expected, a lot of countries, Greece included, depend a lot on tourists and summer season. One fifth of Greek economy is tourism and since a COVID 19 pandemic has already caused so much damage in this field, the authorities in Greece are implying they want to ‘save the summer’ by granting freer movement for the vaccinated travellers.
At the moment, passengers to Greece need to quarantine for at least a week, followed by a negative PCR test
Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis is urging other countries to agree on how to structure a vaccination certificate so as to be accepted in the EU.
Haris Theoharis, minister for Tourism in the Cabinet of Kyriakos Mitsotakis has stated that Greece has dealt with the crisis very well so far and that now further effort is needed and a good strategy to reopen.
The president of the Greek Tourism Confederation, Yiannis Retsos, fears that some countries are aiming to sacrifice travel and vacation although, as he claims, tourists are no major threat of infections. On the other hand, the Scottish first minister claims Scotland will be closed for tourism even after the other restrictions are lifted.