Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis on Tuesday clarified that Greece this year will be open to all visitors, including those from Serbia, who have to present either a negative molecular Covid-19 test or a vaccination certificate when entering the country.
Wanting to put an end to rumours that Covid-19 vaccination will be the exclusive prerequisite for travel to Greece, the minister also said that no hotel in the country will refuse to accommodate a visitor who has not been vaccinated.
“The prerequisite for someone to travel to our country (and stay) will be the negative molecular test or the certificate of vaccination,” Theoharis said, adding that if someone does not want to show their vaccination certificate when entering Greece, they can present a negative coronavirus test.
“In any case, personal data will be protected,” the minister said.
The idea behind travellers holding vaccination certificates is for them to be able to move freely within European countries, without restrictions such as being obliged to undergo Covid-19 testing. On the other hand, unvaccinated citizens will be obliged to present a negative PCR test or antigen test at border points (and possibly undergo quarantine depending on a country’s rules).
Serbia will be the fifth country in the world, along with the United States, Great Britain, Israel and Malta, whose citizens will be allowed to enter Greece. Two border crossings will be opened to Serbian citizens – one in North Macedonia and one in Bulgaria.
Serbian tourists will most probably be able to enter Greece as early as mid-April, although the summer season will officially begin on May 14, but everything will depend on the epidemiological situation in the two countries.
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