European travelers who have a European vaccination card are not required to undergo COVID-19 testing before entering the country. According to the Health Minister of Greece Thanos Plevris, this rule will apply from next week.
The country has eased travel restrictions and is targeting economic growth of 4.5% this year. Plevris said in a televised statement: “Starting Monday, those with active European certificates (vaccinations) will enter without mandatory testing.”
Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias also said the country is already preparing to welcome tourists from March 1. Greece is quite a popular tourist destination as it offers a unique experience and taste of the Mediterranean. Most of the country’s tourism is conducted through banks, which account for about a quarter of the economy. The tourism minister also said the country expects record cruise ship arrivals this year.
Some of the top tourist attractions in Greece include Mykonos, Athens, Santorini, Meteora, Rhodes, and Milos. The ancient Greek Empire can also be found in Greece and its ruins and monuments still stand, attracting tourists from all over the world. A country is also a great place for those looking to explore Mediterranean art.
Greece has received over 2 million cases of COVID 19 and 23,000 deaths from the pandemic.