Poland not in nations Greece to allow in for summer

Cheryl Sanders
June 2, 2020

As of July 1, worldwide flights are allowed into all airports in Greece and visitors are subject to random tests upon arrival, while additional restrictions regarding certain countries will be announced at a later date, the ministry stressed.

Visitors arriving from those countries could be subject to sample coronavirus testing, the ministry said.

Limits will be further rested from July 1: global flights will be permitted to all airports in Greece and people will soon be subject only to random evaluations.

Greece will allow worldwide flights to Athens starting June 15 from 29 countries, with other tourist destinations to follow July 1.

It's not all bad news, however, as the Greek Tourism Ministry said that the original list would be expanded come 1 July.

Year-round hotels are allowed to reopen on Monday, 1 June, while seasonal hotels will reopen on 15 June to foreign visitors.

It has now been confirmed that Greece will additionally settle for arrivals from airports deemed high-risk by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which incorporates British airports, however that they will be topic to testing and doable quarantine.

"An overnight stay at a designated hotel is required".

Greece will be opening its borders for global tourists from June 15, as the country ended its lockdown in May to regain stability in the crippling economy.

The list included over a dozen European Union countries but Britain, France, Italy and Spain were not among them owing to the spread of the pandemic there.

A limited number of worldwide flights will continue being allowed to land at Athens global Airport until June 15. People with a negative test will have to go into quarantine for a week, those who test positive for two.

Greece will begin lifting its coronavirus lockdown for business and travel ahead of the peak summer tourism season, officials announced Friday.

Greece has so far registered 2,906 confirmed COVID-19 cases nationwide since the first infection was diagnosed on February 26, the Health Ministry announced on Thursday.

Greece's economy is seen contracting by up to 10 percent this year.

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