Greece nonetheless has a 14-day coronavirus quarantine for arrivals, however the nation has supplied to waive it for British tourists if the identical was accomplished for Greeks coming into the UK, in accordance to a report.
The Greek authorities mentioned income from its very important tourism business has been hammered on account of the pandemic and lockdown measures.
Through the previous three days, the nation has reopened seashores, mainland journey and historical websites as a part of preparations for the vacation season, whereas eating places will reopen Monday.
Authorities are keen to reopen Greece’s very important tourism sector amid warnings that the nation is probably going to undergo the worst recession within the 27-nation European Union this 12 months.
Journey to Greek islands stays restricted and the nation’s 14-day quarantine for guests from overseas stays in impact.
However Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis mentioned the nation would waive its requirement for guests if the UK reciprocated, in accordance to the Day by day Mail, which cited his interview with the BBC.
His announcement got here as ministers focus on coronavirus “air bridges” — normally used to refer to army flights over enemy territory — to enable tourists to journey between international locations with out the necessity for quarantine as soon as the outbreak is beneath management, the Day by day Mail reported.
In the meantime, British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps mentioned a “blanket” 14-day quarantine rule for arrivals can be carried out beginning subsequent month.
However he mentioned “lively discussions” are being held over what international locations might be exempted from the measure, together with Australia, New Zealand and Greece, which have decrease an infection charges.
With Submit wires