Next summer, tourists will be able to enter Greece with an immunization passport proving a coronavirus vaccine, or after providing a negative PCR test.
This was announced by the Bulgarian National Radio, adding that Athens is already conducting international negotiations with countries outside the European Union on what the vaccine certificate will look like.
In addition, Greece is proposing to Brussels the creation of a single vaccination passport for the territory of the EU, which would allow the creation of a corridor for easy passage within the bloc.
Athens is currently receiving some support for the idea of immunization passports, but agreeing on a common document will require the consent of all member states.
These certificates and passports should replace the mandatory PCR tests required to enter our southern neighbor. Non-EU countries should be subject to special immunization certificates.
According to the Greek Minister of Tourism, vaccines are the salvation of tourism in the world. Due to the preparations already available, Greece hopes for a strong tourist summer season, but is not ready to compromise on its security.
Vaccination passports have also been discussed in the UK, Germany and France, and a number of restrictions have been lifted in Israel, but only against evidence of immunization.
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