Greece lifted the quarantine restrictions Monday morning at 6 am local time in the country, for travelers from the European Union, the United States, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Israel and Serbia for those who have received vaccination, or who have a negative result of a "PCR" test conducted during 72 hours. An hour before arrival.
An informed source at the Greek Ministry of Health stated that rapid targeted checks will be conducted at entry points, and quarantine hotels will be ready to accommodate those who have tested positive for the Coronavirus.
For his part, Harris Theoharis, the Greek Minister of Tourism, confirmed that this step taken by the Greek authorities is the beginning of the gradual opening-up process that will lead to the complete opening of tourism in Greece, which is expected to happen on May 14, as the minister referred to the list of nationalities allowed to enter, which includes the most part. From the tourism market in Greece.
It will also allow direct international flights to travel to some of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece in Crete, Rhodes, Kos, Mykonos, Santorini and Corfu, whose tourism sector accounts for more than 20% of the country's GDP, and about 25% of the Greek workforce. And more than a million jobs, according to CNN Arabic.