Tourism Minister Haris Theocharis presented the government’s plan to restart tourism and specified the outline of the measures put forward earlier Wednesday afternoon by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during his televised speech.
Mr. Theocharis announced that the “Restart Tourism” project is evolving on two fronts: The first is the domestic one and the second concerns the opening of the borders and the attraction of visitors from abroad.
As far as the domestic front is concerned, on June 1 will see the re-opening of the year-round hotels, campsites and camps, while from June 15 onwards, the seasonal hotels will also be allowed to welcome visitors from abroad.
The second part of restarting the tourism industry plan, concerns the arrival of visitors from abroad, with Mr. Theocharis announcing that flights to Eleftherios Venizelos will restart from June 15, but only from countries with good epidemiological criteria. From July 1 flights will restart in all of country’s airports.
In addition, as the Minister of Tourism announced, potential visitors to Greece will not be required to be tested for the coronavirus, nor will they be put in quarantine, However, visitors will undergo sample tests when deemed required.