Greece opens the summer season; what does that mean for Serbia

“The Greek government has announced new anti-corona measures on Friday evening, on the basis of which we can predict how things will turn out. All non-EU citizens will not be able to enter Greece until 1 June,” said Serbian ambassador to Athens, Dušan Spasojević.

“Since Serbia is not on the list of banned countries, it will be possible to organize travel and flights along the usual routes, Belgrade-Athens and Belgrade-Thessaloniki, from June 1,” he added.

It remains to be seen whether foreigners entering Greece will have to do a special COVID-19 test.

“The measures have not yet been fully defined. As far as we know, much will depend on bilateral agreements between the countries. It is expected that the official talks will be held this week and a solution will be found for all the Balkan countries,” said Ambassador Spasojević.

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As for the fines for violating the government rules for tourists, they have not changed compared to before. The fine is about 150 euro, but the fine and other related things will be discussed at the regional level and tourists will be informed in due time in case of changes.

Unsupervised beaches are the biggest problem

“Greece opened the beaches that you need to pay to enter on Saturday, for the first time, following the government decision. The distance between the loungers on these beaches must be 4 metres and only a certain number of beachgoers will be allowed per square metre,” said Ambassador Spasojevic.

“Unsupervised beaches are the biggest problem. I believe that this will be regulated in the coming days, in order to prevent the possible spread of the virus. It will be very difficult to impose swimming rules, so Greece will have to rely on personal responsibility,” the ambassador concluded.

(B92, 17.05.2020)


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