Neighbors are also in talks with third countries to attract guests
22 Feb. 2021, 08:18
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Greece has an active advertising policy to attract tourists. Entering the country this summer will be with an immunization passport or a negative PCR test, BNT reports.
Bilateral negotiations are already under way with countries outside the European Union for the rapid exchange of vaccine-certified tourists. The reservations for the summer season have also started, inform the hoteliers in Greece.
Athens has proposed to the European Union to adopt a common immunization passport for Europeans vaccinated against K-19. The Greek Ministry of Tourism is proposing to provide a corridor for the easy passage of vaccinated people within European countries.
So far, Greece has received only support from Brussels for the idea, but an agreement and a joint document are expected from European leaders.
At the same time, Greece is launching bilateral talks with third countries on a rapid exchange of tourists on the basis of a vaccination certificate. It will replace the requirement for a negative test of any person entering Greece, the tourism ministry said.
In an interview with foreign media, Minister Teoharis stressed that the vaccination certificate is not mandatory for travelers to Greece. The alternative is a negative test, the media reports.
“The vaccine is the salvation for tourism in the world,” the Greek minister said. Athens expects a much stronger tourist season this year, but will not remove the requirement for a negative K-19 test for those arriving in the country.
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