Greece announced that it would open its doors this summer for tourists who received the vaccine against the Coronavirus, next May.
Tourism Minister Harry Theocharis said: People who have been vaccinated against “Covid-19” or have antibodies or negative test results can travel to Greece this summer.
Tourism is a major source of income for Greece, which has led to calls for an EU-wide vaccination certificate to help open travel.
Greece aims to start its vibrant summer season by mid-May, Theocharis said, while speaking at the ITB Berlin trade fair from the Athens Acropolis Museum.
He added, “Greece is ready with a full protocol for the summer of 2021, and tourists will be welcomed if they are vaccinated before travel or have antibodies or a negative test result, and all tourists will undergo random tests.”
He continued, saying: The authorities will give priority to vaccinating people who work in the hospitality sector, once the most vulnerable groups are vaccinated, and they impose frequent tests for employees.
Greece had imposed a lockdown in several parts of the country to stop the spread of the Corona pandemic after the new infections increased pressure on its health system, but it is still better off than most of Europe, with nearly 7,000 deaths since the start of the epidemic.