Greece is prepared to welcome British vacationers this summer season no matter whether or not they have had a coronavirus vaccine, Tourism Minister Harry Theocharis was quoted as saying on Thursday.
Greece, which has led requires a European Union-wide certificates of vaccination to assist open up summer season tourism, reached an accord with Israel earlier this month to ease journey restrictions for many who can show they’ve been vaccinated.
Athens is in talks with Britain a few related settlement however journey is not going to be restricted to those that have had anti-Covid-19 pictures, Theocharis instructed ITV News, in accordance to a press release from his ministry.
“All Britons, whether they have had a coronavirus vaccine or not, will have the opportunity to travel to Greece for their summer holidays,” he was quoted as saying.
He stated Britons who’ve a vaccine certificates wouldn’t want to be quarantined or have a destructive PCR check earlier than flying to Greece.
Tourism accounts for a few fifth of the Greek economic system and employs one in 5 employees. A collapse in arrivals final year due to the pandemic slashed revenues to 4 billion euros ($4.81 billion) from 18 billion in 2019.
Theocharis’ feedback got here as European Union leaders met on Thursday to talk about the pandemic, together with vaccine certificates, which Greece and different southern EU states like Spain hope will unlock their important tourism sectors this summer season.
Britain, the place greater than 18 million individuals have now had their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, has not dominated but on whether or not holidays overseas shall be allowed this year.
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