World COVID-19: Greece lightens restrictions for some Tourists

23:50  16 april  2021
23:50  16 april  2021 Source:   lefigaro.fr

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The Greece accelerates the rate for the programmed opening of its tourist season, mid-May. As of Monday, April 19, the Septaine so far in force will be adjourned, but only for nationals of certain countries, including France and the States of the Union, the United States or the United Arab Emirates. In addition, Serbia and Great Britain , which vaccinated a large part of their population. However, entry in Greece will be conditioned for travelers to presenting a negative PCR test of less than 72 hours. At the same time, the Thessaloniki airports, Heraklion and Chania in Crete , Rhodes, Kos, Mykonos, Santorini and Corfu, reopen their tracks, in addition to that of Athens . Israeli tourists vaccinated are not subject to these obligations, as a result of a bilateral agreement.

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»Read also - Travel in Greece: Vaccines, PCR tests ... How is the country with a" pilot program "that " concerns visitors from European countries or other countries Feature either a vaccine certificate or PCR screening tests , emphasized the Government spokesman Aristotelia Peloni, without giving more details.

ARISTOTELIA PELONI, however, clarified that travelers will be forced to follow the containment restrictions currently in Greece, such as displacement limitations between departments.

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Greece: The

Figaro Travel Guide Confined since November 7, the country is just beginning to relax the restrictions gradually. Two weeks ago, no essential businesses have reopened and Monday was high schools. Greece (nearly 11 million inhabitants) experienced in recent weeks an increase in daily cases of the coronavirus (between 2,000 and 4,000) while the number of deaths amounts to more than 70 people. The authorities continue to mobilize the population for vaccination. The Vaxzevria serum (ex-astrazeneca) is always allowed and injected massively. A quarter of the Greek population has already received at least one dose, including the inhabitants of sixty islands, very popular with tourists. The EU is developing the implementation of this summer of an

Sanitary Certificate

to facilitate the movements of Europeans that may attest that they have been vaccinated against CVIV-19; that they have passed a PCR or antigenic test; or they are immunized after being infected.

The trouble with maskless tourists .
Authorities recently closed the Chichen Itza Maya ruin site in Mexico after police complained of tourists without masks, while police in Puerto Rico have handed out a number of fines for non-compliance. So why are so many tourists seemingly ignoring the rules around mask wearing? According to Michael O'Regan, a senior lecturer at Bournemouth University and former assistant professor at the Institute for Tourism Studies, the issue is a complicated one.

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