Europeans with European vaccine passports will not be required to undergo COVID 19 tests before entering the country. According to Greek Health Minister Thanos Plevris, this rule will go into effect next week. The country has relaxed travel restrictions and has set a 4.5 percent economic growth target for this year.
Plevris said in a televised statement, “As of Monday, those with active European (vaccination) certificates will enter without obligatory testing.”
Vassilis Kikilias, Greece’s Tourism Minister, has also stated that the country is already preparing to welcome tourists beginning March 1. Greece is a popular tourist destination because it offers unique experiences and a taste of the Mediterranean. The country relies heavily on tourism, which accounts for roughly a quarter of its GDP. The Tourism Minister also stated that the country anticipates an all-time high in cruise ship arrivals this year.
Among the most important tourist destinations in Greece are Mykonos, Athens, Santorini, Meteora, Rhodes, and Milos. Greece is also the home of the historic Greek empire, whose ruins and structures still attract tourists from all over the world. The country is also a great place to visit if you want to try out some Mediterranean cuisine.
Over the course of the pandemic, Greece has had over 2 million COVID 19 cases and 23000 deaths.