A little more than a month has passed since the lifting of the restrictive measures and the lockdown in Greece. Now, Tourism is the country’s biggest bet, since it will certainly be nothing like the previous summer seasons. At the same time, the progress of the upcoming tourist season will play a decisive role in the general Greek economy, for the months to come. The events of the last few months have certainly shocked the world, yet most travelers seem to be ready for a dynamic return to their activities, following any necessary measures of course.
Can summer and a mask go together? Apparently they will!
On June 15, Greece opens its air borders to travelers from 29 countries. In this new reality, travelers will be divided into two categories. To those who come from countries with a good epidemiological picture and to those with a bad one. These categories will be determined by the official list of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which will be redefined and constantly updated, according to the latest data.
Individuals from countries on this list will have to take a mandatory test and later be quarantined for one day. If the test’s result is negative, then they should continue the quarantine period for another seven days, and if the test is positive, then they will be quarantined for another 14 days under close supervision.
All that while hotel units across the country are feverishly preparing for their reopening and for the arrival of tourists. With a huge list of new measures and restrictions of course, concerning the number of customers, the cleaning and disinfecting services, the distances between customers in the premises, the use of masks by the staff, and even the way the check-in and check-out will be carried out. New suggestions and ideas are not missing from the equation, with some for example discussing check-in/check-out in the outdoors if possible.