The plan for tourism was announced yesterday by the Minister of Tourism Haris Theocharis, explaining that the restart of the tourism industry is evolving on two fronts. The first concerns the domestic front and the second concerns the opening of borders and attracting visitors from abroad.
As for the domestic front, May 25 is a good time for good bookings. On June 1, the 12-month hotels and campsites will open. Finally, earlier than originally announced, on June 15, the seasonal hotels will open, in order to welcome visitors from abroad.
As it was announced yesterday, it is estimated that our country will receive visitors from countries with good epidemiological elements such as Germany, Bulgaria, but also Baltic countries, which will be the main “market” for visitors for tourism. About 20 countries will be able to bring visitors to Greece in the first wave, while the ministry emphasizes that the criteria that will be evaluated will be road access, the medium distance by air and the Greek Diaspora communities.
According to an SKAI report, the first countries to send visitors to Greece are Cyprus, Israel, China, Japan, Australia, Norway, Denmark, Austria, Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, Albania, Poland, Northern Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina. , Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
The second wave, which will start on July 1, will bring visitors from other countries, in addition to those with negative epidemiological characteristics. The Minister of Tourism, Haris Theocharis, stressed that potential visitors to Greece, who will come from safe countries, will not be required to perform a corona detection test, nor will they need to be quarantined, but will be sampled in Greece. all visitors.