Most of our travel plans had been pushed due to the global pandemic. And while the year 2020 was the worst year for tourism, many countries are hoping to reopen their doors for tourists. If you have been waiting for that European holiday, here’s a great piece of news for you. Greece is hopeful to reopen its doors to visitors on 14 May. The country’s tourism minister announced the much-awaited date for the tourist season to officially begin.
Greece Will Allow Travellers With COVID Vaccination, Antibodies & COVID Negative Test Report
And while a lot of countries are welcoming only vaccinated travellers, Greece will allow tourists who had the vaccination, had antibodies, or had tested negative for coronavirus. So, in a nutshell, a COVID negative test report is all you need to travel to Greece. The country aims to open to tourists by May 14 of course with specific rules and protocols in place. As Greece slowly lifts the restrictions, Athens is in a race against the clock to kickstart its holiday travel vital for the nation’s economy. Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Launches AED 1 Ticket Deal For Greece.
The Move Is Critical To Boost Greece’s Economy
One out of five Greeks works in the tourism sector. Since tourism had completely taken a backseat last year, the Greek government is aiming to attract at least 50% of the 31.3 million people who visited prior to the virus. Greece would begin inoculating employees in the tourism sector once elderly and vulnerable people had been vaccinated. In terms of managing the pandemic, the country has fared better than its European counterparts. The Greek government has said it expects the country’s vaccination programme to accelerate dramatically in April.
While this is easily the best news for the wanderlust souls, let us not forget that travelling is still a slippery slope and we must take the necessary precautions at all times.