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"Greece is ready to welcome tourists this summer" safely, assured Saturday Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, during a trip to the emblematic island of Santorini two days before the reopening of the tourist season.
"Everything is ready," insisted Mr. Mitsotakis, whose country was relatively little affected by the coronavirus with 183 dead.
"We ensure the appropriate social distancing rules" for the return of tourists to Greece from around thirty countries by air, sea and land, from Monday.
"Our number one priority is the safety and health" of visitors, added the head of government, who came to one of the most touristic islands of Greece to kick off the season with great fanfare in front of an audience of journalists and members of the government.
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After a stop at the hospital in Fira, where he again boasted of the "success" of his government "in overcoming the first wave of the pandemic", the Prime Minister visited the archaeological site of Akrotiri by saluting "the incredibly diverse cultural heritage" of Greece, of which Santorini is representative.
In a country where tourism is crucial for the economy, the government launched a campaign to promote tourism, proclaiming that "the Greek summer is more than the sea and the sun ... it is a state of mind".
"We want the visitors who come to feel safe, we want to protect their health and that of the employees (of tourist infrastructure) and the local population," added the Prime Minister, convinced that "we will get there".
Only the airports of Athens and Thessaloniki will be reopened to flights from around thirty countries, while regional airports, including that of Santorini, are due to reopen on July 1.
But any passenger who tests positive for Covid-19 must submit to a 14-day isolation period in a hotel at the expense of the Greek State.
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