People who wish to travel to Greece will have to present a negative COVID-19 test or a vaccination certificate, Greek tourism minister Charis Theocharis has said.
“Vaccination will in no case be mandatory, nor will it be a condition for someone to travel,” the Greek minister told his EU partners at a teleconference.
Speaking about the need to open up tourism quickly, he also urged the European Commission to come up with an EU-wide Passenger Locator Form as soon as possible and provide SMEs especially in the tourism sector with short-term financial instruments to avoid permanent closures.
Greece reported on Monday a sharp increase of COVID-19 cases: 2,353 new cases, and 23 people died. Greek media report that a nation-wide total lockdown is under discussion to ease the pressure on the already ailing public health system and ICUs.
(Sarantis Michalopoulos | EURACTIV.com)