Greece has said it is in talks with the UK government about the possibility of restoring tourist travel later in 2021.
This is reported by Sky News.
On BBC Radio 4’s Today program, Tourism Minister Harris Heoharis said he was “hopeful of a partly normal summer” and that Greece was in talks with the British government to restore tourism.
“Now there are technical discussions in order to find out whether this is possible. I very much hope that we will be able to reach some sort of decision,” he said.
According to him, the discussions also include evidence of vaccination against coronavirus – it is believed that such travelers will not be required to pass a negative test for entry.
At the same time, the minister noted that the situation with the epidemic is constantly changing, so nothing can be finally resolved yet.
Earlier, Greece and Israel signed an agreement that will allow people vaccinated against coronavirus to move freely between the two countries after the restoration of travel.
The idea of a “vaccination passport” to restore tourism is also supported by Spain, whose economy is also very dependent on this industry.