Athens, May 21 : In order to revive the country’s crucial tourism sector, the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has announced to allow direct flights to Athens' International Airport starting June 15, but will eventually extend to all the airports as of July 1.
"The tourism period begins on June 15, restaurants will reopen on May 25 and a ban on traveling to islands for non-residents will also be lifted," Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in a televised address on Wednesday. Tourists will be allowed to enter Greece without taking a coronavirus test or remaining in quarantine, but health officials will conduct spot tests when required, Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis has said following the televised address by the Greek premier. Greece has been praised for its handling of the pandemic. Greece has reported 2,850 confirmed coronavirus cases and 166 deaths as of Wednesday. (UNI)