Greece to welcome tourists from June 15

Greece to welcome tourists from June 15

Andros island, Greece

PM Mitsotakis announced that the Greek tourist season opens its doors on June 15 and that its well-earned “passport” of safety, reliability and health will ensure that tourists come back to Greece for a spot under the sun.

Greece’s 2020 tourism season might have begun late but will offer a safe escape for tourists headed here.

A few key points to retain from the PM’s address on May 20.

Romanos Hotel

Hotels:

  • Greece’s city hotels to open on June 1
  • The seasonal hotels to open by June 15

Flights:

  • Greece will be welcoming international flights from June 15, initially only at Athens International Airport
  • From July 1, all Greek airports will be open to flights from abroad

What you need to know before travelling to Greece as a tourist:

  • Sample tests for visitors only if requested by local Greek authorities.
  • Tourists  must abide by the country’s general health protocols (wear masks, gloves, sanitise and follow social distancing)
  • No need to have a coronavirus test prior to travel nor will they be quarantined after arrival

    As of May 21, 2020 only tourists from the following countries are allowed entry into Greece until further notice:

  • Cyprus
  • Israel
  • China
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • Norway
  • Denmark
  • Austria
  • Bulgaria
  • Serbia
  • Romania
  • Albania
  • North Macedonia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Croatia
  • Poland
  • Hungary
  • Slovakia
  • Czech Republic

Additional discounts:

  • Over the next five months, the VAT on the country’s transport tickets will be slashed from 24 to 13 per cent
  • VAT on coffee, non-alcoholic drinks and tickets of Greece’s open-air cinemas will be cut

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