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Visit Greece Summer 2020 Vacation Begins today

After weeks of restrictions due to the Corona pandemic, Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has declared the holiday season open. “Greek tourism is back,” Mitsotakis said on Saturday during a visit to the popular island of Santorini

From Monday, travelers from around 30 countries can return to Greece.

Mitsotakis said that in the holiday regions it was guaranteed that the social distancing rules could be observed. “We want visitors to feel safe.” His concern was not to make Greece the “number one travel destination” in Europe , but “the safest travel destination in Europe”. 

In international comparison, Greece has so far recorded relatively few corona cases, and 183 people across the country have died as a result of their infection. During a visit to the hospital in the port city of Fira, Mitsotakis spoke again of his government’s “success” in dealing with “the first wave of the pandemic”.

In his speech at the famous archaeological site of Akrotiri, Mitsotakis also acknowledged the “significant” effects of the pandemic on the enormously important tourism industry in the country. Only a fraction of the 33 million tourists who have been on the mainland or the islands last year are expected to come to Greece this year.

“The honest answer is: I don’t know what the real impact on gross domestic product will be,” said the head of government.

Greece will initially open the airports in Athens and Thessaloniki for international flights from around 30 countries on Monday which regional airports scheduled to open from July 1st.

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Reporting mainly on the Asia Pacific region and the global Coronavirus crises in countries such as the United States, Mainland China, Brazil, Mexico, Italy and Germany. Love to Travel and report daily on destinations reopening with a focus on Domestic travel within Europe, North America and the Caribbean. Fan of the English Premier League , the German Bundesliga,, the Spanish La Liga.

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