Greece targets to welcome holiday goers in May

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Greek minister says the country will welcome back foreign tourists starting from May 14, with border reopening to take place next month.

Haris Theoharis said at a virtual travel trade show in ITB Berlin on Wednesday: “We are approaching the exit from this dark tunnel thanks to the power of the human spirit and the progress of science.”

“Please allow me to emphasise that no image could better portray the return to the normality of tourism than the Greek smile, the Greek landscape, the Greek hospitality.”

However, visitors must be vaccinated, have passed a negative Covid-19 test, or have coronavirus antibodies, Theoharis added.

People living in England will be allowed to go abroad from May 17, as the UK’s Global Travel Taskforce is due to present travel rules and recommendations on April 12.

Greece is one of the most famous destinations for UK holiday goers in the summer who normally could total up to three million visits each year.

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