Tourism in Greece - April Updates

Greece is ready to open her borders and welcome tourists again!

Greece opening for tourism earlier than expected

From Monday 19 April visitors from the European Union, the United States, the United Kingdom, Serbia, Israel and the United Arab Emirates will be able to enter Greece without quarantine if they have proof of vaccination or a recent (within 72 hours) negative Covid test. Citizens from Israel are already able to enter Greece on this basis. 

Currently, visitors from other countries will be able to enter Greece with the same considerations from 14th May. 

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Greece`s step by step plan to open for tourism

With the help of epidemiologists and health experts, Greece has a plan to open safely for tourists.


Greece is the Global Covid-19 Crisis Management Champion

Greece was awarded for its efforts in addressing the Covid-19 pandemic and safely re-opening to tourists by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) this week.WTTC: Greece is the Global Covid-19 Crisis Management Champion

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis accepted the Global Champion Award for Covid-19 Crisis Management during a special ceremony on the sidelines of the WTTC’s annual global summit, which is taking place in Cancun, Mexico.

Theoharis said the award is an “extremely substantial and exceptional  distinction”, establishing Greece as a model destination for the safe re-opening of tourism during the global health crisis.


Surge in bookings for Greek tourism from UK holidaymakers

Tickets to Greece in the UK are up 12% on 2019 levels according to Travel analytics... 

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Greece has tourism workers in priority line for vaccines

Greek tourism workers will be first in line for vaccines after all vulnerable groups have received the vaccine, in an effort to protect tourists and create confidence for travellers. 


Sporades islands to get new ferry service from Thessaloniki

A new ferry service will link the northern city of Thessaloniki with the Sporades islands three times a week from this summer, between 1 June and 15 September.