The Greek Minister of Tourism, Harry Theoharis, announced that starting on June 15th, 2020, the nation will be re-opening its doors to travelers from 29 nations including 16 European Union nations. He stated that Greece's aim is to "be able to welcome every tourist who has overcome their fear and has the ability to travel to our country", and added that more countries could be added before July 1st, 2020, depending on the Covid-19 coronavirus situation. However, only the airports in Athens and Thessaloniki will be open to international flights until further notice.
Safety measures will be put in place and include introducing capacity limits at hotels and resorts, stationing a doctor at each hotel or resort, improving treatment facilities at hospitals and clinics, and testing some visitors for Covid-19 upon arrival.
The list of the nations whose travelers are allowed into Greece starting from June 15th are: Albania, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, and Switzerland.
As of now, Greece has reported 2,915 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, 175 Covid-19-related deaths, and 1,374 recoveries.
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