Greece is planning to open up for tourists by the15th of June with rigid quarantine regulations. This announcement comes a couple of days after the government of Greece mentioned that it would be halting the entrance of UK when international flights resume on June 15 because of the ongoing coronavirus situation.
The government of Greece has changed its statement and will permit Brits to visit on holiday in June, but vacationers will have to adhere to strict quarantine rules. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs mentioned that Brits would have to be tested for COVID-19 upon entry into the country, and if results come in negative, they would have to self-quarantine for seven days. However, if the test result is positive, then it will be a mandatory requirement to quarantine under supervision for two weeks.
The Brits will be allowed to visit along with other countries who have similar COVID-19 records but will have to follow the quarantine rules in order to have a holiday in Greece.
The government has plans implemented to carry out tests on all visitants arriving from airports considered to be flagged red or high-risk by EASA, the European Union’s aviation safety agency when the airports in Greece open to tourism traffic on June 15. A number of airports in the United Kingdom are on the list of airports located in affected areas with a high risk of transmission of the COVID-19, and that includes 13 airports.
The ministry of foreign affairs said that if a person originates from an airport on the EASA affected area list, then they will be tested as they arrive in the airport, and added that movement restrictions would apply too. Visitors visiting from other countries and regions will be tested randomly upon arrival.
The government of Greece released a list of 29 countries considered to be safe last Friday, and it was to be reviewed once again before July 1, depending on the ongoing Coronavirus situation. The countries listed in the list were; Albania, Australia, Austria, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Estonia, Japan, Israel, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Montenegro, New Zealand, Norway, South Korea, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Finland. This list of countries was arranged after a comparison of the epidemiological outline of the countries of origin of the vacationists and after taking into account statements from EASA, the European Aviation Safety Agency, as well as the appropriate program of the Infectious Diseases Committee. A lockdown which was imposed in the month of March has helped Greece contain the spread of the COVID-19 to just beneath 3,000 cases, a comparatively smaller number when analysed with anywhere else in the European Union.