The tourist season has started in Greece, and the first foreign tourists have already arrived at Athens International Airport. The Greeks don’t look at the vaccine we’re vaccinated with, but somehow it has to be proven that we received the second dose at least two weeks ago.
As of May 14, citizens of the European Union, Schengen member states and some other countries (i.e. the United States, the United Kingdom, Serbia, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and Thailand) are free to enter Greece if they have received a second dose of the Coronavirus vaccination. At least 14 days before or have recently had a negative COVID test.
Tens of thousands are expected to appear in the first days
Tourism revenues are extremely important to the country’s economy. Tourism authorities hope to be able to receive double the number of guests this year compared to last year.
“It was tested here. A French man at the airport said, it is simple, fast and I feel safe.” An Israeli said he was very happy to be able to return to Greece after everything was closed for so long.
Crete is one of the most popular destinations, with ten thousand people waiting here for the first four days. Many of them come from Germany.
One of them said, “We had to do the test at home first and filled out all the forms.”
Traffic has also increased in Presovo, on the border with Serbia and northern Macedonia, with many cars heading to the coasts of northern Greece.
Islanders are just starting to get a second dose of their vaccines at opening time, and they want to get them all vaccinated by the end of June. If the tourist is already within the country but wants to travel from island to island, or from mainland to island, he must also prove that he has been vaccinated or that he is not spreading the virus.
The second vaccination must be confirmed, but it is not known how
The Greeks indicated months ago that not only the westerners but the easterners who had been vaccinated would be allowed in once the country was conquered. Consular service According to its website Currently these accepted vaccines are:
Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Novavax, Janssen, Sinovac Biotech, Szputnyik V, Cansino, Sinopharm.
The service’s website deserves to be monitored anyway if you want to travel abroad, especially in recent times, when the rules change on a daily basis in every country. From this point of view, it is also clear that the Greek authorities have expectations for the vaccine certificates:
However, the Certificate of Protection issued by the Hungarian state authority does not contain the type of vaccine or the number of doses administered – in fact, it is issued even when a person has only received the first dose.
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