Greece has kickstarted its tourism season after a lull due to the COVID-19 pandemic last year. Apparently, tourists can’t wait to return to breathe in Greece’s air again.
News has it that both Greece and Europe’s other tourism destinations are trying to attract tourists this season to cover up the loss they bore last year due to the lockdown and travel restrictions.
Meanwhile, France and Spain have introduced tourism campaigns this week. On the other hand, Italy is lifting the quarantine requirement for tourists arriving from the EU, Britain and Israel, who show a negative COVID test report.
Reportedly, Portugal has agreed to let British tourists visit the country starting May 17, 2021, after London placed Portugal on its safe list, right before the May 29 Champions League final in Porto.
Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis announced that they are raising the anchor as he welcomed the holiday season last week from the Greek temple of Poseidon near Athens.
The removal of tourism restrictions has infused the heart of restaurateurs and café owners with new hopes of their business picking up after a long dull phase.
As per the government regulations, visitors travelling to Greece islands by sea or air must present a vaccination certificate or a negative Covid-19 test result.
On the other hand, the Greek island of Kalymnos is still under strict lockdown due to the steady rate of rising infections, indicating how sensitive the situation is.