Greece - June 15th - Reopening for select Tourists - Tranche 1

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 Greece have announced that they will be opening their countries to some foreign visitors for the tourist season, but Irish holidaymakers will not be allowed.



Greece, one of the most popular countries for Irish visitors, has announced that visitors will be allowed from 22 European countries and seven other countries, which have largely dealt with their Covid-19 problems.



They are Albania, Australia, Austria, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Estonia, Japan, Israel, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lebanon, New Zealand, Lithuania, Malta, Montenegro, Norway, South Korea, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Finland.



Neither the UK nor Ireland are included in the list though Greece attracts millions of visitors from both countries.


The current list was drawn up after a study of the epidemiological profile of the countries of origin of tourists.


From June 15th tourists will be allowed to fly into Athens and Thessaloniki airports and will be subject to random coronavirus tests, while hotels must observe restrictions on capacity and stringent hygiene rules.


The situation will be reviewed from July 1st with the possibility that both the UK and Ireland could be included in the next tranche of visitors allowed into the country.

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M Adamopoulou 3 years ago

Hi Barry and thanks for this helpful post.

Very very sad...not only U.K., Ireland but also Spain, Italy, France, U.S.A., Brazil have been banned...

The people of Greece are very sad for this ban not only for economic purposes but they have dear friends (including me) coming every year from these countries...

Things are changing every day so let’s hope that if the epidemiological profile gets better these restrictions will be lifted.

Greece is getting ready to reopen as soon as possible....

The sun...the sea...the sky... cannot wait to welcome our tourist friends from every little corner of the world...

Wish everybody a wonderful weekend.