Greece to restart tourism mid-June, worldwide flights July 1
Greece will resume its tourist season on June 15 to boost its economy after the outbreak, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Wednesday, adding that international travel would resume on July 1.
“The tourist season begins on June 15, with the resumption of seasonal hotels, and global tourist tours begin slowly on July 1,” Mitsotakis told television.
Mitsotakis said the country’s immediate response to being a “passport for security, reliability and health” attracts tourists.
“We will win the economic war just as we won the war,” Mitsotakis said.
Tourism Minister Harry Theocharis said a list of countries to reopen flights to Greece would be announced by the end of May, saying Athens would consider resuming the trip “from the Balkans to the Baltic.”
“Our strength is a certificate of safety, reliability and health that our country has achieved. Its great popularity. Healthy shields, any hospitality, and Greek interest, ”Mitsotakis said.
Bulgarians and northern Europeans, including Germans, will be among the first to visit, in addition to Israel and Cyprus.
Upcoming travelers will no longer need to be tested for the virus or exclude other people, but testing will take place at a checkpoint, the ministry said.
According to the Ministry of Tourism, In 2019, Greece received 34 million visitors – of whom 24.2 million traveled to the country between April and September. He brought in 19 billion dollars ($ 21 billion) in revenue.